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Update 28 juin 2022 - Nous vous offrons ci-après certains des communiqués de presse, bulletins et documents publiés par le gouvernement, les associations de l’industrie du déménagement, les déménageurs et les fournisseurs que l’ACD reçoit. Veuillez consulter cette page régulièrement pour la mise à jour de nouvelles publications.

Ces articles sont en anglais uniquement.

 

Moving Industry Event Calendar:

 

  • *nouveau* June 28, 2022 - Canadian Association of Movers Warns of the Increase in Moving Scams - “CAM has seen an increase in the number of incidents in which consumers are being victimized by rogue operations who call themselves movers,” says Nancy Irvine, President of the Canadian Association of Movers. “This trend has skyrocketed in the past few years, during the pandemic, with opportunistic, faceless scammers capitalizing on the new trend in which 90% of consumers go online to source their services,” she continues. Read the full press release below.
  • 28 mai 2022 - Toronto Star - Affordability, flex work prompting Ontarians to move to Quebec - For the first time since the 1970s, more Ontarians are moving to Quebec than Quebecers heading to Ontario.
  • 25 mai 2022 - STL News - Florida AG Secures Ban Against Moving Businesses  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a victory that secured a $20 million judgment as well as a lifetime ban against a number of shady moving companies. The moving companies were those owned by Ohad Guzi. Guzi's case, involved 8 moving companies that operated with familiar names that could fool consumers. The names used were All USA Van Lines Inc, Moving Group Inc, Top Movers Inc., Guzi’s Investments, LLC, Cross Country Movers LLC, 24/7 Moving Services Inc., Transworld Movers Inc., and Emoving Company, all located in Hollywood, FL. The AG stated that the companies presented themselves as legitimate and professional moving companies but actually made use of untrained contractors, rented box trucks, and third parties for delivery services. The companies also held customers' goods hostage after quoting low prices initially, then demanding more money afterwards.
  • 10 mai 2022 Atlas Canada Atlas Canada Signs a 25 Year Renewal Agreement with AMJ Campbell Leading van line Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces that it has signed a 25 year renewal agreement with AMJ Campbell effective May 1, 2022. AMJ Campbell represents Atlas in 30 locations across Canada providing full-service household moving (local, long distance, international and corporate), specialized moving services with short and long term storage options, home delivery and logistic solutions.
  • 7 mars 2022 Today's Trucking Full ELD enforcement delayed until Jan. 1, 2023 Full enforcement of a federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will be delayed until Jan. 1, 2023, pushing back plans that were scheduled to take hold June 12.
  • 4 mars 2022 CBC Marketplace Secret trackers and hidden cameras expose how some movers can be ripping you off
  • 3 mars 2022 Federal News Network GAO rejects legal challenges to multibillion dollar military moving contract. The Defense Department’s attempt to fundamentally restructure its household goods moving system for military members overcame a major roadblock on Thursday as the Government Accountability Office denied five separate protests losing bidders had filed.

 

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Nouvelles de l'industrie

  • 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.
  • January 11, 2022 NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company. A US Federal judge finds operator of King David Van Lines guilty of deceiving consumers, issues damage award of $13 million to NorthStar Moving. Read about the decision below.
  • 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.

 

Déménageurs

  • *new* 10 mai 2022 Atlas Canada Atlas Canada Signs a 25 Year Renewal Agreement with AMJ Campbell Leading van line Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces that it has signed a 25 year renewal agreement with AMJ Campbell effective May 1, 2022. AMJ Campbell represents Atlas in 30 locations across Canada providing full-service household moving (local, long distance, international and corporate), specialized moving services with short and long term storage options, home delivery and logistic solutions.

 

Fournisseurs

Annonces de nouveaux services et produits par les fournisseurs, membres de l’ACD. Pour afficher un nouveau produit, veuillez envoyer les renseignements sur le produit à newproducts@mover.net.

 

Médias

  • *new* May 25, 2022 - STL News - Florida AG Secures Ban Against Moving Businesses  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a victory that secured a $20 million judgment as well as a lifetime ban against a number of shady moving companies. The moving companies were those owned by Ohad Guzi. Guzi's case, involved 8 moving companies that operated with familiar names that could fool consumers. The names used were All USA Van Lines Inc, Moving Group Inc, Top Movers Inc., Guzi’s Investments, LLC, Cross Country Movers LLC, 24/7 Moving Services Inc., Transworld Movers Inc., and Emoving Company, all located in Hollywood, FL. The AG stated that the companies presented themselves as legitimate and professional moving companies but actually made use of untrained contractors, rented box trucks, and third parties for delivery services. The companies also held customers' goods hostage after quoting low prices initially, then demanding more money afterwards.
  • Miami Herald - Fort Lauderdale moving company was a serial scammer that held furniture hostage, feds say. Read more (February 19, 2022)
  • CBC News - Sudbury police investigating complaint about alleged scam involving movers. (March 8, 2021)
  • The Sudbury Star: Sudbury police warn of moving company scams. "Whether you are moving across town or across province, choosing a mover should not be taken lightly, police said. Finding a trusted and reliable mover is even more important, however, during the current COVID-19 pandemic." (March 4, 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) 
  • Listowel Banner: Fraudulent moving company rips woman off for $500, leaves her stranded in Listowel. This consumer got scammed for $500 by Triple Star Movers Inc. and had to sleep in her pickup truck while keeping an eye on all her belongings at the side of the road. (January 11, 2021)
  • CBC Nova Scotia: These customers were promised shipping containers. Now they're out thousands of dollars. The two companies identified in the article are Box Containers LLC and BigMax Containers. (January 4, 2021)

 

autres ressources:

 

Relâchements de presse de l’ACD

 

Associations industrielles

  • 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.
  • InfoGlobal: Interview with Moving Associations (15 juin 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.

 

Bulletins de l'association:

 

Gouvernement

  • February 9, 2022 - Statistics Canada released its report on Canada’s fastest growing and decreasing municipalities from 2016 to 2021. "This document highlights the municipalities in Canada that grew the fastest between the 2016 and 2021 censuses, as well as the municipalities whose population decreased the most."
  • Second ELD certification body announced. (15 juin 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. (11 juin 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. (2 mars 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

 

Rapports

  • February 9, 2022 - Statistics Canada released its report on Canada’s fastest growing and decreasing municipalities from 2016 to 2021. "This document highlights the municipalities in Canada that grew the fastest between the 2016 and 2021 censuses, as well as the municipalities whose population decreased the most."
  • United Van Lines US released the results of their 2020 National Migration Study. In 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. (Jan. 4, 2021) 
  • Allied Van Lines US just issued their 2020 Migration Report. "In this report, you will find not only an interactive migration map of the United States, but also a list of the top inbound and outbound states, key takeaways that show notable changes in recent years, and regional breakdowns that detail important developments in those particular states." 
  • 53rd Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey May 27 2020
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