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  • Direct Vision lorries would save hundreds of lives

    Nov 17, 2014
    A longer, more aerodynamic cab with better vision for lorry drivers could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians, according to a new study by academics at Loughborough University’s Design School.
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  • McCrorys wins case against NGRS

    Nov 17, 2014
    On 22 September, 2014, McCrorys Removals Ltd. of Nottingham won its case against the National Guild of Removers (NGRS) in the Milton Keynes County Court.
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  • Moving for the ladies

    Nov 17, 2014
    What started as a social gathering on LinkedIn three years ago is developing into a tour de force for women working in the international moving industry. LIMA (Ladies in Moving), has the backing of IAM and has already recruited over 200 members worldwide. Steve Jordan offers a male view.
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  • FEDESSA in Stockholm

    Nov 17, 2014
    On 1 October over 380 self storage owners, managers, investors and suppliers descended on Stockholm for the annual FEDESSA European Self Storage Conference and Trade Show. Report by Rennie Schafer, Chief Executive Officer of the Self Storage Association Ltd.
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  • Business report IAM 2014

    Nov 17, 2014
    Steve Jordan attended the IAM conference in Orlando for The Mover. The opening presentation summarised new initiatives and events from the world’s largest moving organisation. Here are the highlights.
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  • Reflections on IAM

    Nov 17, 2014
    There are plenty who will criticise IAM. Many of those criticisms are valid. But I will not be joining their number. On the contrary, I’m a fan. By Steve Jordan
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  • The VV-Plane: Transport revolution?

    Nov 17, 2014
    On 26 September, 2014, The Mover was invited to witness the inaugural flight of a revolutionary new concept in long distance transport that could solve the problem of delivering household goods to remote locations: the VV-Plane. Here is Steve Jordan’s take on what could be the most dramatic shift in transport since the invention of the railways.
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  • Death of an eccentric

    Oct 06, 2014
    Klaus Zapf, the German millionaire, founder and co-owner of moving company Zapf Umzuge in Germany died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 20 August, 2014 while on honeymoon with his third wife. He was 62.
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  • Lars Lykke Iversen to retire next year

    Oct 06, 2014
    In addition to reporting strong performance for the first 6 months of 2014 the Santa Fe Group announced the news that its CEO Lars Lykke Iversen would retire in 2015 based on a structured succession plan as the company looks forward to implementing the next stage of its business plan.
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  • 20 years on the acquisition trail

    Oct 06, 2014
    It has been 20 years since Geoff Watson and Gordon Lyall bought Doree Bonner. In that time the company has grown beyond recognition. As the company slips quietly into its 3rd decade under their stewardship, Steve Jordan stopped by the group headquarters in Dartford to see how they did it and what the future holds.
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  • Whole Vehicle Type Approval is here!

    Oct 06, 2014
    On 29 October all commercial vehicles produced in the EU will require Whole Vehicle Type Approval. Steve Jordan spoke to Steve Thomson of Essex Bodies to find out what the industry is doing to help its customers.
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  • Success against the tide

    Oct 06, 2014
    A profile of EMS as it thrives in London’s international moving metropolis. By Steve Jordan
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  • Buzzmove consults the whole UK moving industry

    Oct 06, 2014
    Buzzmove, a lead generation and price comparison company for the UK moving industry, has launched an industry consultation programme and opened up its service to all UK moving companies.
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  • Growing organisation for women in moving

    Sep 18, 2014
    LIMA (Ladies in Moving Association) is a rapidly growing organisation, formed in 2012 after the IAM conference in Washington DC, intended to provide support for women who move to a different country because of their husbands’ new assignments.
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  • How’s my driving?

    Sep 18, 2014
    With some moving company reps covering 50,000 miles a year or more, the chances of disaster are high if they are not spot-on behind the wheel. Here, deputy editor David Jordan, dives in at the deep end to find out a few tricks of the trade from IAM.
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  • Assessing the risk

    Sep 18, 2014
    For many movers, assessing the real risks of what they do has been something of an arbitrary process. A new system that Willis has been trialling for the last 2-3 years has the ability to target risks more accurately. Steve Jordan spoke to Boris Populoh, Senior Vice President, Willis Relocation Risk Group, to find out more.
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  • DCPC: lifesaver or waste of time?

    Sep 18, 2014
    So, how did you get on with your Driver CPC training (DCPC)? Speaking to companies in the UK most say that they are more or less ready for the deadline this month and have made sure that all their drivers have attended 35 hours of training under the scheme. So they are legal, but they are not necessarily happy about it.
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  • The European Connection

    Sep 18, 2014
    Earlier this year, the European Parliament (EP) voted in favour of a European Commission (EC) proposal to decrease vehicle noise.
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  • EMS London becomes a member of FIDI

    Sep 18, 2014
    EMS (Elite Moving Systems) in London has recently been accepted for FIDI membership. The company passed its official audit with zero non-conformances.
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  • Moving with the girls

    Aug 18, 2014
    Have you ever had a customer asking for a female crew? Most movers have had the request at some stage. The usual answer is no. But now, a new company in London is offering that service, not only to its own customers but to members of the trade. Steve Jordan went along to the famous White Hart Lane in Tottenham, to find out more.
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