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President's Message

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I’ve recently had several conversations with the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (GCS) about how to get good moving advice out to the public. It certainly is something that CAM can relate to as we have similar challenges. We’ve talked at length about the types of current consumer complaints that come into CAM and if GCS and Consumer Protection Ontario can incorporate some of this information into a new series of consumer protection items on their Hiring a Mover website.

CAM originally met with Ontario’s Director of the Consumer Protection Branch and staff in 2005, and again in 2008, to help movers better understand the new regulations of the Consumer Protection Act and to discuss issues we were having within our sector. Then nothing. Perhaps it’s time to get back round the table as more and more bad actors are operating in our largest market and are continually causing us grief, and a lot of wasted time, as we deal with call after call about rogue businesses. I’ve reached out.

CAM, coincidently, will also be going through a bit of a website makeover. Our goal is to make the consumer section more organized, more informative and more easily linked to CAM members as we are strictly constrained by an outdated website format at present. I feel another collaboration coming on!

 
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CAM Awards - last chance for nominations

The deadline for nominations for a CAM Award is August 23rd, 2019.

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Do you know someone in the moving business or a moving company that you feel should be recognized for their work to improve the industry? Whether it’s a long-time high-profile employee, someone behind the scenes who has dedicated their work-life to the betterment of the industry or a moving company that has gone beyond the call of duty to help their community, we’d love to know about them.

There are only three days left before nominations close for the 2019 Canadian Association of Movers Awards. Don’t miss out on recognizing someone for their awesome work! Click here to get the nomination form. 

There are several awards:

  • Agent of the Year Award recognizing a moving company that provides outstanding corporate citizenship and customer service excellence.
  • Distinguished Service Award recognizing an individual who exemplifies CAM standards for quality.
  • Independent Mover of the Year Award recognizing an independent mover that demonstrates outstanding performance.
  • Industry Service Award recognizing an individual who has performed a significant act of moving-related service in the public interest.
  • Industry Achievement Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates innovation, leadership and serves as an inspiration to others.
  • Innovators Award recognizing best practices and real innovations and/or significant break-throughs in the industry.
  • Public Service Award honouring an individual or group who has performed a significant act of humanitarian achievement.
  • *NEW* Influencer Award celebrating a most accomplished and innovative young (under the age of 40) moving-industry professional.

We want to thank those who have already sent in nominations for the 2019 CAM Awards.

 
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This will not be a normal golf tourney...

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It wouldn’t be Friday the 13th without a little Jason, black cats, open umbrellas, and a few good luck charms too.

There’s only three weeks left until the golf tournament.  Building on the fun and success of last year’s tournament, we are, once again, going above and beyond just a regular round of golf.

With the date being Friday the 13th, how can we not throw in some superstitions, lucky charms and hockey masks? Tee-off time is 11 am, so you’ll be able to get home at a reasonable time. Lunch, dinner and draw prizes are all included. If you need clubs, let us know!

So come out and find your inner Jason on the 13th hole at Royal Niagara Golf Course on Friday, September 13th. You can register yourself, you and a partner, three or a foursome. Register here to ensure you make the cut!

Also - if you’re planning to stay in a hotel, the Niagara Region is in peak tourist season and regional accommodations are expensive. Why not book at the renovated Motel 6 in Niagara Falls (about an 11-minute drive from the golf course) and enjoy your CAM discount and free shuttle to and from golf? Here’s the Motel 6 link. Contact us for our member code.

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Proposed changes to US hours of service regulations released

On August 14, 2019, the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the notice of proposed rulemaking for changes to hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial vehicles. FMCSA started this process in 2018 by asking for public comments on ways to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on drivers while maintaining highway safety. AMSA submitted public comments that requested several improvements to HOS rules that would benefit our industry.

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CAM Conference – Register now!

For over 50 years, members of the moving community have come together to build business relationships, share insights and work together to protect our industry from rogues. All agree that it’s the best way to keep informed of trends in our industry. Look for detailed information coming soon to your mailbox.

PLEASE JOIN US on Sunday, November 17, 2019 (6:00 pm) to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (9:00 pm) at the Westin Trillium House & Village in Blue Mountain, Ontario.

Hotel registration is open. We remind you that each room has, at minimum, a mini-suite with microwave, fridge and sitting area complete with working fireplace. It’s a gorgeous complex with a village attached – do consider coming for the weekend.

Register now!

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Amendments to New Jersey Public Movers Act

On August 9, 2019, the New Jersey Public Movers Act was amended for advertising or operating as a moving and storage service without a license issued by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. The law becomes effective in 90 days; violations can result in penalties such as vehicle impounding and fines.

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