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These are some of the press releases, bulletins and newsletters published by government, moving industry associations, movers and suppliers that CAM receives. Visit here regularly for new announcements.

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Industry Headlines

  • trucknews.com: Household movers should take ‘consultative’ approach, think beyond price: Kruger (November 16, 2023)
  • trucknews.com: Household movers battle fake reviews, but there’s also room to improve (November 14, 2023)
  • Toronto Star: Report warns of trucker shortage (September 20, 2023)
  • InfoTel.ca: Kelowna woman calling for regulation of moving companies (September 16, 2023)
  • CoStar.com: Moving Companies Feel Pinch As People Increasingly Stay Put. Interest Rates, Cost of Living Turn Pandemic Relocation Frenzy Into Slower Business. (by Kristian Gravenor & Garry Marr, August 9, 2023)
  • Montreal City News: Housing Crisis Impacting Moving Season in Montreal As moving day across Quebec approaches July 1st, moving companies like Meldrum The Mover in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce are facing an irregular season. They say compared to previous years, there has been a delay in when residents are moving, which means many on their team are working overtime to keep up with the sudden surge in demand. (June 26, 2023)
  • trucknews.com National Moving Day Keeps Quebec Trucks on the Move Quebec’s National Moving Day – a July 1 tradition traced to the days of rental properties with provincially mandated fixed terms – remains an unusually busy time for household movers in the province. David Simard-Jean followed a moving team on a sweltering day as they moved tenants from Hochelaga-Maisonneuve to their new home in the Quartier des spectacles. (July 7, 2023)
  • March 7, 2022 Today's Trucking Full ELD enforcement delayed until Jan. 1, 2023 Full enforcement of a federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will be delayed until Jan. 1, 2023, pushing back plans that were scheduled to take hold June 12.
  • March 4, 2022 CBC Marketplace Secret trackers and hidden cameras expose how some movers can be ripping you off
  • March 3, 2022 Federal News Network GAO rejects legal challenges to multibillion dollar military moving contract. The Defense Department’s attempt to fundamentally restructure its household goods moving system for military members overcame a major roadblock on Thursday as the Government Accountability Office denied five separate protests losing bidders had filed.
  • January 11, 2022 NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company. A US Federal judge finds operator of King David Van Lines guilty of deceiving consumers, issues damage award of $13 million to NorthStar Moving. Read about the decision below.
  • BC floods and mudslides will cause delays (and potential increased costs) in moving (November 17, 2021) Torrential rain that set off flooding and mudslides in Southern British Columbia have closed highways, trapped people in vehicles and forced the evacuation of some communities.  Large sections of highways and railway tracks near Vancouver have been damaged or destroyed, essentially cutting many areas off from the rest of Canada. British Columbia Trucking Association and BC Government warn that movement in and out of Southern BC over the coming weeks will be severely disrupted. Consumers should be aware that these disruptions will compound existing problems getting imports across Canada and exports to destinations abroad.   If you are expecting service in Southern BC, or are moving to an area affected by the floods, please keep in touch with your moving company about the status of your shipment.  As well, remember that our members are also dealing with personal challenges as their homes and properties are severely affected.
  • HomeSafe Alliance Secures $20B Contract to Transform U.S. Military Moving Industry with Digital Solutions (November 5, 2021) HomeSafe Alliance LLC has been awarded the global household goods contract by U.S. Transportation Command. The contract ceiling value is $20B with a potential 9 year term, inclusive of all options periods. HomeSafe will be the exclusive household goods move management service provider for the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians and their families. Read more
  • Quick end to border action, after chaotic Friday (August 6, 2021) Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) workers reached a tentative deal late Friday night, after causing significant border delays over the previous day. The four-year deal has brought an end to work-to-rule actions by Customs officers that caused plenty of headaches for truckers on Friday.  Read trucknews.com article here.
  • Moving industry experiencing setback this government posting season (July 21, 2021) The Canadian Military Family magazine reports that “the moving industry across North America is experiencing a reduced capacity in drivers and labour, affecting companies’ ability to meet contractual obligations this year.”  This means that moves during the active posting season could be affected and take much longer than expected.   While not interviewed directly, CAM was referenced in the article. Read here.
  • International Shipping? Competition is high and box rates are soaring! (July 14, 2021) There seems to be no limit to what some shippers are prepared to pay to get containers onboard sailings from Asia to Europe and the US. You can read more about this concerning situation on our International Resources webpage.

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    Industry Associations

    • International Association of Movers: IAM President Chuck White to Retire at the end of 2023  After almost 19 years at the International Association of Movers/Household Goods Forwarders Association of America, Chuck White has announced that will retire at the end of 2023. Brian Limperopulos has been named to succeed Chuck. (February 15, 2023)
    • ATA Names Katie McMichael as MSC Executive Director (November 10, 2021) Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named Katie McMichael as the first executive director of the association’s Moving and Storage Conference. McMichael will oversee operations and assist in the advocacy efforts for the leading national organization representing household good moving companies and industry suppliers, as well as various state moving and storage associations.
    • InfoGlobal: Interview with Moving Associations (June 15, 2021) The Netherlands’ Triglobal conducted a series of interviews with leaders in four global industry associations on the effects of Covid-19 - a year after - and the actions taken by companies and those associations to adapt to the current situation. Find out what CAM President Nancy Irvine had to tell them. Read more.

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    Government

    • February 21, 2024 - Nova Scotia Annual Population Estimates as of July 1, 2023.   As of July 1, 2023, Nova Scotia's population was estimated to be 1,058,694, an increase of 33,249 (+3.24%) over the revised July 1, 2022 estimate (1,025,445). In absolute and percentage terms, Nova Scotia's population grew faster from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023 than in any comparable period in the modern data series.
    • August 9, 2023 - Ontario's Ministry of Labour proposing to introduce heat-stress regulations to better protect workers | CBC News - With temperatures increasing, the proposed regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act would help better protect workers from excessive heat exposure or heat-related illnesses while on the job.
    • February 9, 2022 - Statistics Canada released its report on Canada’s fastest growing and decreasing municipalities from 2016 to 2021. "This document highlights the municipalities in Canada that grew the fastest between the 2016 and 2021 censuses, as well as the municipalities whose population decreased the most."
    • Second ELD certification body announced. (June 15, 2021) A second electronic logging device (ELD) certification agency has been approved by Transport Canada. CSA Group will join FPInnovations as the second third-party organization available to approve ELDs for use in Canada. Canada’s ELD mandate went into effect June 12 for federally regulated carriers, but no devices have been approved to date. An approved third-party must first verify the devices meet the Canadian technical standard before Transport Canada allows them. Read this Truck News article.
    • As Canada's ELD mandate takes effect, compliance is impossible. (June 11, 2021) Read this Truck News article
    • On March 2nd, the Minister of Transport issued the following statement, confirming June 12th as the implementation date of ELDs in Canada: "Road safety is a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why, in 2019, we took new action to prevent commercial driver fatigue and improve road safety by mandating electronic logging devices. These devices track drivers' working hours to ensure all federally regulated motor carriers and their drivers operate safely. Consultations in the lead-up to the mandate generated broad support, and identified June 12, 2021, as a feasible date for the installation of electronic logging devices." Read more. (Mar 2, 2021)
    • Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Statistics Canada
    • Déclaration des salaires 2016, QC Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
    • Final Report: Ontario's Household Moving Industry, May 2015, prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services by PRISM Economics and Analysis (PDF) © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015 Reproduced with permission.
    • Guide to violence prevention in the workplace, Government of Canada

    Reports

    • Atlas Van Lines US - Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey 2024 "Survey results come from responses by 575 decision-makers, with a responsibility for relocation, and employed by a company that has either relocated employees during the past two years or plans to relocate employees this year. Over 20 industries are represented, making regional, national, and international relocations."  (2024)
    • Supermove: The Moving Experience Report 2024-2025  This report is based on surveying 300+ Americans across the country who are planning to move this year and next. They were asked what they expect from moving companies. (February 6, 2024)
    • The Globe and Mail: Do Canadian home owners really move every seven years? (January 21, 2024)
    • Allied Van Lines US just issued their 2023 Migration Report. "In this report, you will find a detailed analysis of the current trends in interstate moves across the United States, highlighting significant patterns and underlying economic factors. This year marked another decrease in the volume of interstate moves. Following the 20% decrease in 2022 compared to 2021, there was a further 12% decline in 2023 relative to the previous year. This continuous decline indicates a notable shift in migration patterns over the last two years."  (January 9, 2024)
    • BBB industry report - Canada: A look into the moving industry (2023)
    • North American Van Lines US just issued their 2022 Migration Report. "In 2022, Americans were on the move, but where to? Most found themselves leaving high cost of living areas in favor of warmer climates and more reasonable housing conditions.  The chosen states for inbound moving migration predominantly reside in the south. Whether it’s a coincidence or not, many of these states were among the first to lessen Covid-19 regulations. While it’s a possibility that the surge in remote work leads people to areas with less restriction in the short term, it could also be that these locations offer a smaller tax burden in the long term as well."  (January 2023)
    • February 9, 2022 - Statistics Canada released its report on Canada’s fastest growing and decreasing municipalities from 2016 to 2021. "This document highlights the municipalities in Canada that grew the fastest between the 2016 and 2021 censuses, as well as the municipalities whose population decreased the most."
    • United Van Lines US released the results of their 2020 National Migration Study. In 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. (Jan. 4, 2021) 
    • 53rd Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey May 27 2020

     

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