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Latest Update:  November 17, 2021  - Catch up on the latest industry news and announcements
 

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Here are the latest Industry Headlines. Read more news in the links below.

  • *new* BC floods and mudslides will cause delays (and potential increased costs) in moving (November 17, 2021)Torrential rain that set off flooding and mudslides in Southern British Columbia have closed highways, trapped people in vehicles and forced the evacuation of some communities.  Large sections of highways and railway tracks near Vancouver have been damaged or destroyed, essentially cutting many areas off from the rest of Canada.

    British Columbia Trucking Association and BC Government warn that movement in and out of Southern BC over the coming weeks will be severely disrupted.

    Consumers should be aware that these disruptions will compound existing problems getting imports across Canada and exports to destinations abroad.   If you are expecting service in Southern BC, or are moving to an area affected by the floods, please keep in touch with your moving company about the status of your shipment.  As well, remember that our members are also dealing with personal challenges as their homes and properties are severely affected.

  • *new* ATA Names Katie McMichael as MSC Executive Director (November 10, 2021) Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named Katie McMichael as the first executive director of the association’s Moving and Storage Conference. McMichael will oversee operations and assist in the advocacy efforts for the leading national organization representing household good moving companies and industry suppliers, as well as various state moving and storage associations.
  • *new* HomeSafe Alliance Secures $20B Contract to Transform U.S. Military Moving Industry with Digital Solutions (November 5, 2021) HomeSafe Alliance LLC has been awarded the global household goods contract by U.S. Transportation Command. The contract ceiling value is $20B with a potential 9 year term, inclusive of all options periods. HomeSafe will be the exclusive household goods move management service provider for the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians and their families. Read more
  • Quick end to border action, after chaotic Friday (August 6, 2021) Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) workers reached a tentative deal late Friday night, after causing significant border delays over the previous day. The four-year deal has brought an end to work-to-rule actions by Customs officers that caused plenty of headaches for truckers on Friday.  Read trucknews.com article here.
  • Moving industry experiencing setback this government posting season (July 21, 2021) The Canadian Military Family magazine reports that “the moving industry across North America is experiencing a reduced capacity in drivers and labour, affecting companies’ ability to meet contractual obligations this year.”  This means that moves during the active posting season could be affected and take much longer than expected.   While not interviewed directly, CAM was referenced in the article. Read here.
  • International Shipping? Competition is high and box rates are soaring! (July 14, 2021) There seems to be no limit to what some shippers are prepared to pay to get containers onboard sailings from Asia to Europe and the US. You can read more about this concerning situation on our International Resources webpage.
  • Second ELD certification body announced. (June 15, 2021) A second electronic logging device (ELD) certification agency has been approved by Transport Canada. CSA Group will join FPInnovations as the second third-party organization available to approve ELDs for use in Canada. Canada’s ELD mandate went into effect June 12 for federally regulated carriers, but no devices have been approved to date. An approved third-party must first verify the devices meet the Canadian technical standard before Transport Canada allows them. Read this Truck News article.
  • InfoGlobal: Interview with Moving Associations (June 15, 2021) The Netherlands’ Triglobal conducted a series of interviews with leaders in four global industry associations on the effects of Covid-19 - a year after - and the actions taken by companies and those associations to adapt to the current situation. Find out what CAM President Nancy Irvine had to tell them. Read more.
  • As Canada's ELD mandate takes effect, compliance is impossible. (June 11, 2021) Read this Truck News article.
  • On March 2nd, the Minister of Transport issued the following statement, confirming June 12th as the implementation date of ELDs in Canada: "Road safety is a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why, in 2019, we took new action to prevent commercial driver fatigue and improve road safety by mandating electronic logging devices. These devices track drivers' working hours to ensure all federally regulated motor carriers and their drivers operate safely. Consultations in the lead-up to the mandate generated broad support, and identified June 12, 2021, as a feasible date for the installation of electronic logging devices." Read more. (Mar. 2, 2021)
  • Transport Topics: Fraudulent Movers Are a Major Threat to the Industry.  "Rogue operators are the largest threat to the legitimate household goods industry and one of our top issues that we are working on with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Capitol Hill,” said Katie McMichael, director of American Trucking Associations’ 1,400-member Moving and Storage Conference. (Feb. 25, 2021) 

 

These are some of the press releases, bulletins and newsletters published by government, moving industry associations, movers and suppliers that CAM receives. Visit here regularly for new announcements.

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Industry Headlines

  • *new* ATA Names Katie McMichael as MSC Executive Director (November 10, 2021) Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named Katie McMichael as the first executive director of the association’s Moving and Storage Conference. McMichael will oversee operations and assist in the advocacy efforts for the leading national organization representing household good moving companies and industry suppliers, as well as various state moving and storage associations.
  • *new* HomeSafe Alliance Secures $20B Contract to Transform U.S. Military Moving Industry with Digital Solutions (November 5, 2021) HomeSafe Alliance LLC has been awarded the global household goods contract by U.S. Transportation Command. The contract ceiling value is $20B with a potential 9 year term, inclusive of all options periods. HomeSafe will be the exclusive household goods move management service provider for the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians and their families. Read more
  • Second ELD certification body announced. (June 15, 2021) A second electronic logging device (ELD) certification agency has been approved by Transport Canada. CSA Group will join FPInnovations as the second third-party organization available to approve ELDs for use in Canada. Canada’s ELD mandate went into effect June 12 for federally regulated carriers, but no devices have been approved to date. An approved third-party must first verify the devices meet the Canadian technical standard before Transport Canada allows them. Read this Truck News article.
  • As Canada's ELD mandate takes effect, compliance is impossible. (June 11, 2021) Read this Truck News article.
  • Port of Montreal strike begins.  (April 26, 2021). Read the latest in this Truck News article
  • Atlas Canada Names Fred Haladay New President & COO. (October 26, 2020)
  • Outsourced US Military Moves Are on Hold Again Thanks to a $20 Billion Contract Cancellation Read it here (October 21, 2020)
  • USTRANSCOM determined that allegations by bid protesters were unsubstantiated and reaffirms an award of the “Global Household Goods Contract” to American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group of N.J. Read about it here. (June 30, 2020) 
  • Military Times (US) - TRANSCOM pulls back $7 billion contract to privatize military household goods moves.  Read more. (June 10, 2020)

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Industry Associations

 

Association Newsletters


Government

  • On March 2nd, the Minister of Transport issued the following statement, confirming June 12th as the implementation date of ELDs in Canada: "Road safety is a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why, in 2019, we took new action to prevent commercial driver fatigue and improve road safety by mandating electronic logging devices. These devices track drivers' working hours to ensure all federally regulated motor carriers and their drivers operate safely. Consultations in the lead-up to the mandate generated broad support, and identified June 12, 2021, as a feasible date for the installation of electronic logging devices." Read more. (Mar 2, 2021)
  • Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Statistics Canada
  • Déclaration des salaires 2016, QC Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
  • Final Report: Ontario's Household Moving Industry, May 2015, prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services by PRISM Economics and Analysis (PDF) © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015 Reproduced with permission.
  • Guide to violence prevention in the workplace, Government of Canada

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