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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

7 Easy Steps To A Fabulously Landscaped, Comfortable Yard — CBS DetroitCBS Detroit

Remember, great gardens don’t get “installed.” They evolve and are fine-tuned over time. Here’s a simple and easy checklist to assess the strengths of your garden. Read the entire list first, and take it with you as you walk around your garden, making notes and jotting down ideas or sketches as you go. Enclosures Or…

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Over 17 Years, Chipman Relocation & Logistics donates $100,000 in Toys

Each year, for the last 17 years, van operators from Chipman Relocation & Logistics (Concord, California) donate money to organizations collecting toys for children in need. Those donations have been matched by Tom Chipman. This year, van operators donated $2,272 and Tom donated $4,540 bringing the total to about $7,400. Over the past 17 years, it is believed that Chipman and its van operators have donated more than $100,000 in toys to organizations such as Solano Heroes, Bluestar Moms, Children Nurturing Project and Toys for Tots.

Highway Bill a Victory for Moving Companies and Consumers, Says American Moving & Storage Association

Alexandria, VA) —The American Moving & Storage Association represents national van lines, independent movers and industry suppliers, and serves as the home of the ProMover certification program. Scott Michael, president and CEO, and Dan Veoni, vice president of government affairs, comment on today’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act by the U.S. Congress.

“The American Moving & Storage Association commends Congress for passing a bipartisan, long-term transportation funding bill that will provide much-needed investments in our nation’s roads. This bill represents a victory for both moving companies and consumers,” said Scott Michael. “We are pleased to see that the legislation addresses many of the priorities we have been fighting for this year, especially higher annual funding levels over a shorter period of time. Our bridges and highways urgently need a serious upgrade that will help strengthen America’s economy. This bill makes sure that both moving company drivers and everyday Americans can have access to a more modern transportation system. We thank all our members who visited and contacted congressional offices this year for helping achieve this successful result.”

“The American Moving & Storage Association appreciates that Congress heard our calls for regulatory reform that will better protect consumers and improve safety on our nation’s highways,” said Dan Veoni. “The bill removes the flawed Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores from public view while the agency improves the program’s methodology. It also establishes a household goods working group to reduce the paperwork burden on consumers, and creates a pilot program for young veterans to drive commercial vehicles across state lines, although we believe this should be expanded to all qualified commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21. Finally, we are glad to see that Congress will not increase the number of states allowed to impose new tolls on interstate highways, which would have added burdensome new costs on both movers and consumers.”

Scott Michael added, “The American Moving & Storage Association urges President Obama to sign the FAST Act into law without delay. Even with the passage of this bill, our work is not complete. We will continue to fight for strong consumer protections and federal policies that ensure a safe, successful moving experience for millions of people each year.”