CAM Mover's Edge, March 26, 2010

CAM Directory

CAM will be publishing the spring 2010 issue of The Canadian Mover in early April. Please review your listing in the fall 2009 issue or online and let us know about any changes by Thursday, April 1. We will ensure that your changes are included in the spring issue.

CAM Mover's Edge, March, 2010

United Van Lines Honoured as One of the 50 Best Canadian Companies in 2009

Congratulations to Anne Martin and the United Van Lines team. United Van Lines was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2009. The award is presented to companies that have demonstrated business excellence. Recipients are determined through an independent evaluation process.

Committee Progress

At CAM’s 2009 Annual Conference, CAM established new working committees:

CAM Mover's Edge, January 22, 2010


CAM is in the process of installing MovesOnline software on its website. The software allows consumers to enter the data for their moves on CAM’s website. CAM will then distribute the response to a member in the area. This will be done on a subscription basis.

CAM Mover's Edge, February 2009

CAM Activities in 2008

CAM’s annual activities range across a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the moving industry – movers, van lines, suppliers, associations, consumers, consumer agencies, and government – both federal and provincial. A few of these activities include:

CAM Mover's Edge, March 2009

2009 Canadian Moving Industry Compensation Survey — Deadline Extended

The deadline for completing CAM’s compensation survey has been extended to March 5.


CAM Mover's Edge, March 17, 2009


CAM Activities

CAM has been working on a number of projects that you should know about. All are intended to improve your competitiveness in today’s troubled marketplace. Each project can provide you with incremental benefits.

CAM Mover's Edge, April 2009

Warehouse Law & Insurance for Movers Seminars

CAM’s Warehouse Law and Insurance for Movers seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 16 respectively. Don’t miss these industry-related sessions.

CAM Mover's Edge, May 2009

BBB Listings

Ted LeLacheur informed CAM that movers were now the #1 inquiry at the BBB in Alberta, but had dropped off the top-ten list of complaints. Is this a sign of the economy slowing down or of movers in Alberta improving their operations?

Bank of Montreal TV Ad

Late last year, the Canadian Association of Movers wrote to BMO about the manner in which BMO portrayed movers in its television advertising. The commercial showed a mover as a leering, intimidating figure.

CAM Mover's Edge, June 2009

Speed Limiters – Ontario & Quebec

The six-month trial period for speed limiters ends on June 30, 2009. After June 30, 2009, speed limiters will be required on all trucks (over 26,000 lbs. GVW) operating in Ontario and Quebec. Maximum speed will be limited to 105 km/hour. Up to now fines and penalties have not been applied. They will be in effect on July 1, 2009.

CAM’s Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for CAM’s fall events:

CAM Mover's Edge, July 2009

Speed Limiters – Ontario & Quebec

Speed limiters are in effect now. Effective July 1, 2009, speed limiters are required on all trucks (over 26,000 lbs. GVW) operating in Ontario and Quebec. Maximum speed is limited to 105 km/hour. Fines and penalties are now being applied.

New Members

Since January 1, 2009, CAM has welcomed 21 new members and thanks its long-time members for their renewals. Our new members include: