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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

Model-Turned-Entrepreneur Kathy Ireland Talks About Getting Advice From Warren Buffett — Fortune

Former supermodel Kathy Ireland has a very familiar face, but these days, it is her apparel and home furnishing brands that grab attention. For someone who was not taken seriously in the business world at first, Ireland now has a net worth of almost a half-billion dollars, according to Forbes magazine, and is even buddies…

via Model-Turned-Entrepreneur Kathy Ireland Talks About Getting Advice From Warren Buffett — Fortune

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.

The Suddath Companies Announces Acquisition of The Secor Group

Moving industry leaders share common history of growth, innovation and 220 years of combined experience

The Suddath Companies (Jacksonville, Flordia) announced that is has acquired The Secor Group, one of the nation’s oldest logistics, moving and storage companies in Washington, DC.

Both Suddath® and Secor share many inherent characteristics including long histories of growth and success and were major contributors to the development and standardization of the modern-day moving industry. Like Suddath, Secor joined UniGroup in the 1980s.
“Joining forces makes tremendous business sense. We are both history-rich, proudly rooted organizations that take moving personally each and every day whether its people, products or businesses. We are excited to build upon a shared tradition of service excellence and a winning spirit, as well as strengthen our operating position in key markets while adding scale to each of our product lines,” said Michael J. Brannigan, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. “This will be a great benefit to our customers and our team.”
“Our service-first mentality and focus on innovation aligns perfectly with the approach and culture of The Suddath Companies,” said Chuck Lawrence, CEO, The Secor Group.  “The combined portfolio of services, knowledge, operational resources, technology platforms and partner networks will collectively equip us to better meet the ever-changing needs of clients around the world.”
This was the largest acquisition to date for The Suddath Companies.