CAM Mover's Edge, October, 2012

CAM’s 2012 Annual Conference

It’s only a month away! It’s titled NETWORKING: If you’re not networking…You’re not working! And that’s what it’s all about! It’s your opportunity to hear great speakers, learn about the latest concepts in managing your business, and network with fellow movers and suppliers to the Canadian moving industry. Meet an IAM representative at the trade show. Take a tour and find out how your cartons are produced. We’ve lots to offer this year!

CAM’s Annual Awards Dinner

Our annual awards dinner is scheduled for Monday evening, November 5, 2012. This year, CAM will honour the following individuals and groups for their contribution to the moving industry, the Association and the Canadian public as a whole:

  • Distinguished Service Award – Randy Hoyt
  • Industry Achievement Award – John Rausch
  • Innovator Award – Dale Ittas
  • Public Service Award – Kevin Devereux and North American Van Lines

Ted LeLacheur, chairman of the Canadian Association of Movers, invites you to join us for an evening in which the Canadian moving industry will honour these prominent members for their contribution.

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Effective January 1, 2013, the California Air Resources Board’s regulations require compliance on trailer aerodynamics for all trailers operating in California. This regulation applies to 53-foot box trailers.

While the fines for non-compliance are significant, the payback in fuel savings can be obtained in as little as 50,000 km.

Low rolling resistance (LRR) tires will become mandatory for all trailers by 2017.

For tractors, the regulations require model year 2011 or newer sleeper cab tractors have the required aerodynamics and low-rolling resistance tires. 2010 and older sleeper cab tractors are required to have low-rolling resistance tires. Compliance is required by January 1, 2013.

Electronic On-board Recorders

There has been a lot of discussion in the US regarding the requirements for electronic on-board recorders (EOBR) for commercial vehicles. Regulations on EOBR are currently in place but an implementation date does not appear to have been finalized. Watch for details. This will affect all commercial vehicles traveling in the US.

CAM Supplier Members’ Announcements

Bac Bleu Illimitee Ltee
Bac Bleu Illimitée Ltée Montreal is experiencing growth. It’s moving as of November 1st to a new location in Lachine, to 4,500 sq. feet from 2,000 sq. feet.

GM Packaging
**October Special** 2 Cubes @ $0.80/ea. 25lb Newsprint @ $11.00/pkg. Open seven days a week at 5450 Maingate Drive, Mississauga. CONTACT US: 1-800-388-0834 or

K.I.D. Trailer & Equipment
Kentucky custom-built moving van trailers, now taking orders for Spring 2013 delivery. Contact: K.I.D. Trailer & Equipment, 905-842-2942/800-265-6291 or

Your Moving Depot
Keep the chill off with this Cool Combo! Sweatshirt & Toque – $25. Includes company name on both. Minimum order 12. For details call Kelly at Your Moving Depot – 1-888-415-8858.

IF YOU HAVE NEWS THAT CANADA’S MOVING INDUSTRY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT, please let CAM know and we will include it in upcoming issues of this newsletter.