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Moving Tip Monday Generating More than 1,600 Likes Each Week

 

August 16, 2016

AMSA keeps our members’ interests front and center by reminding consumers to hire a professional mover — even during the busy summer months!

AMSA’s Facebook page focuses on consumers and we use it to provide helpful tips and tools, information and educational material to help guide them during the moving process. Recent tips included a packing checklist from Arpin Van Lines and greener alternatives to cardboard boxes from Bekins. Our Moving Tip Monday posts have been averaging more than 1,600 likes every week. Like “American Moving & Storage Association” on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing!

AMSA uses LinkedIn to let you know about important industry and regulatory issues, ask questions and start discussions, and provide timely information about industry products, services and education to help you grow your business. Recently, we posted information from Atlas profiling the modern day truck driver.

Follow us on Twitter where you’ll find #MovingTipMonday, our popular Facebook and Twitter feature. Recent tips included getting enough sleep the night before moving day and decorating early in the unpacking process to make the new place feel like home.

Scott Michael is on Twitter! Follow him @AMSACEO. You also can follow AMSA’s Government Affairs feed @AMSAGovtAffairswhere we’re posting all of the legislative and regulatory information impacting our industry. A recent retweet mentioned the proposed federal rule on truck speeds that will be published soon. AMSA is also on Pinterest where you can follow us and pin away!

The LAST month of peak season 2016

Was this is best peak season ever? It really all depends on one’s perspective. I spoke to a cross country van operator last week and he told me it was his best 4 month stint in terms of revenue ever. I then spoke to a 25 year veteran move coordinator, she told me this year was extremely difficult due to the lack of van line drivers and the increased use of alternative capacity. One thing for sure, when the dust settles in September there will be plenty of lessons learned and much to do in preparation for 2017.

I’m very proud of my team @ U491 in Sacramento California. Quality scores are up, revenue is up, claims are down and office morale is VERY GOOD! Excellent job team! Inventory

Oregon was 2015’s Most Popular Destination

United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study Reveals Where People Move and Why

Each year, United Van Lines releases its National Movers Study which tracks the states our customers move to and from during the course of the year. Oregon was deemed as the top moving destination for the third year in a row and the Northeast lost residents for the fourth consecutive year. Through outreach to media across the country, UniGroup has secured more than 390 pieces of unique coverage on the story and it has been seen more than 390 million times. You can read more from outlets such as the Associated Press, USA TodayDrudge ReportCNBCCNNReuters and Yahoo! Finance.