SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — It’s been 21 years since the first Tahoe Summit. Since then, $2 Billion in federal, state and private funds has been collected and spent on keeping Lake Tahoe blue. “We’ve completed more than 500 improvement and restorations projects,” Senator Diane Feinstein, D-California, said. “One hundred thirty-nine are underway now.” But now…
In early May, the Trump Administration released a broad tax reform outline that called for the dramatic reduction of corporate tax rates, reform to personal tax brackets, and the elimination of nearly every tax deduction utilized by American households, including the Moving Expense Tax Deduction. As a vital incentive for consumers of our industry, AMSA is working hard to preserve the deduction by meeting with Members of Congress to advocate for the deduction’s retention in any forthcoming tax reform package. We have reports that House lawmakers on the Ways and Means Committee are working to finish their version of a tax overhaul proposal this summer, although there is growing disagreement among members as to whether any tax savings will be used to fund a forthcoming infrastructure package. AMSA’s government affairs team is closely monitoring these developments to ensure we are well-positioned to advocate for our industry priorities in either draft. We have also partnered with the Employment Relocation Council (ERC) to update a detailed study on the deduction’s impact to taxpayers and businesses.
Thank you for all the donations and for giving us your time last Monday.
It was a day we will never forget. We wish each and every one of you could have been there to experience the joy on the faces of the women and children who ALL MOVED IN THAT VERY DAY!
We asked for furniture and household items for FOUR mothers and children transitioning out of homelessness and you did not hesitate. Not only were we able to give St. Raymond’s House everything they needed for a fresh start but you showed them there is a greater community that cares.
A special thank you to Chipman Relocation and Logistics for providing over 50 employees for the day and for believing in our mission. We couldn’t have dreamed for a better partner.
AND thank you to LOPC in Lafayette for spreading the word and giving us the space to Gather!
PLUS, WE HAVE A WINNER for the Warriors Raffle! Thanks to everyone who participated! Please see winner below!
This is an amazing transformation, you won’t want to miss! Thank you for making this dream come true for FOUR families last week!
Donna and Chris, Grateful Gatherings Founders
February 1, 2017
(Alexandria, VA) — The American Moving & Storage Association congratulates the 2016 AMSA Fleet Safety Award winners for their outstanding record of success as the nation’s safest moving and storage company truck and van fleets. These annual awards recognize overall safety, improvement in safety, and creativity and leadership in safety program design.
The 2016 winners are:
- Under 5 Million Miles: Interstate Van Lines of Springfield, Va.
- 5-20 Million Miles: New World Van Lines of Chicago
- 20-50 Million Miles: Wheaton|Bekins of Indianapolis
- Over 50 Million Miles: United Van Lines of St. Louis
- Intrastate Fleet Safety Award: Fry-Wagner of Lenexa, Kansas
- Safety Improvement Award: New World Van Lines of Chicago
The Mileage Awards are based on annual miles traveled and presented to the interstate carrier in each mileage category that has the best weighted combination of the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident rate per million miles of vehicle operation, and the lowest vehicle and driver out-of-service rate. An award is also presented to a single intrastate carrier that best meets the same criteria. The Safety Improvement Award recognizes a carrier’s successful efforts to reduce the incidence of accidents.
“The American Moving & Storage Association salutes all of these companies for their excellent record of safe vehicle operations,” said Scott Michael, AMSA president and CEO. “Some of these companies have won this award more than once, demonstrating a strong commitment to the highest level of safety for their customers and themselves year after year. Their safety records represent a high level of achievement for the entire moving and storage industry.”
Each year AMSA recognizes the industry’s best performing and highest achieving individuals and companies. The 2016 industry awards will be presented during AMSA’s 98th Annual Education Conference & Expo in Palm Springs, Calif., on February 28. More information about the AMSA Awards at ProMover.org/Awards.
The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.