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Top Removals: succeeding in a dynamic world


Top Removals Deputy Editor David Jordan takes a trip to London’s Docklands to revisit Top Removals five years on.

 

It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan


Anti-phishingPhishing is on the increase. Here cyber security specialist Malwarebytes Labs gives advice to businesses on their anti-phishing policies. The company says if you don’t already have one, now is the time to implement an anti-phishing plan.

 

Managing the potential conflict between fleet operators and transport managers


Paul DydeDuring the year 2017-18, 105 transport managers in the UK were disqualified. This was an increase of 36 on the previous 12 months. Here, Paul Dyde, an independent compliance auditor, looks at the reasons and what can be done to reduce the risks.

Metropolitan Transports celebrates its 50th Anniversary


Mertopolitan At The Mover we often hear about companies ‘celebrating’ important anniversaries, but when we ask how the party went … well, they didn’t have one. Not so with 50th anniversary celebrations for Metropolitan Transports from Brazil.

OMNI braves the weather and talks business in Seville


OMNI Conference Seville in south-west Spain was the venue for the 2019 OMNI conference. Despite the inclemency of the weather (very unusual for Andalusia in springtime), the friendship between the delegates was as warm as ever.

 

Blockchain, AI and disruptive innovation


Patrick SchwerdtfegerThe keynote speaker at the FIDI conference in Amsterdam was Patrick Schwerdtfeger. Patrick is an expert on technology trends. His brief was to talk about technology in general, and Blockchain in particular, to explore how it could change the way in which the moving industry works.

The secret of my success


Francisco Argiro In just 10 years, Bliss has becomes a significant player in the Italian and global moving world. Here, Francesco Argirò explains why he has been successful.

 

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION

The White & Co Mystery Mover June 2019

Congratulations to Al Mithal from Star Worldwide in India for correctly spotting Stephen Bonollo and Jackie Stark last month. This time it’s too easy so you only have a distinguished profile to identify. But who can it be? If you know you could be the proud owner of a White & Company Red and Black watch. E-mail: editor@themover.co.uk

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Bobby Black rides for MacMillan


Bob and Bobby BlackAs published in The Mover, February 2019, Bobby Black from Black’s of Brechin completed his Inverness Etape cycling challenge around the world-famous Loch Ness.

Bishop’s Move relocates UK dental charity free of charge.


Bishop's Move (dental charity)Bishop’s Move has helped dental charity Dentaid relocate from its former site near Salisbury in Wiltshire to new accommodation in Totton, Hampshire, by providing its services free of charge.

FORS announces funded training for driversFleet Operator Recognition Scheme


FORS is offering funded places on a selection of its driver specific training courses, to help FORS members upskill their driving workforce.

Alejandra Briano Moving & Relocation has a new homeAlejandra Briano Moving's new warehouse


Uruguay’s Alejandra Briano Moving & Relocation has moved to new premises just five minutes from Montevideo airport and 30 minutes from the capital’s port.

Driver CPC deadline is approaching

For many professional lorry, bus or coach drivers in the UK the deadline to complete their driver CPC periodic training and maintain their current card is approaching.  If you haven’t already done so, you need to make sure you’ve completed 35 hours of periodic training by 9 September, 2019.

Following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, professional drivers of lorries and buses will still need a valid CPC to continue to operate in the UK.  It is illegal for professional drivers to operate without a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

Click here for more information.

Arpin driver speaks at Memorial Day observanceWreaths Across America - Steven Meyer


Steven Meyer, a driver with Arpin Van Lines, spoke at this year’s Memorial Day observance in Montross, Virginia held on Monday, May 27, at the Old Westmoreland Courthouse.

LACMA celebrates its 50th anniversary LACMA 50th anniversary dinner


Members of the Latin American and Caribbean International Movers Association (LACMA) gathered in Panama City in February to celebrate the Association’s 50th anniversary.

McGimpsey Removals breaks the male succession tradition


McGimpsey Removals has announced Melissa Campbell as its new Managing Director here pictured with Directors (l-r) Stephen, Pete,r Campbell and Paul.It is something of a tradition in family-run removals businesses for sons to take over from their fathers as retirement approaches. For daughters however, that succession is far less common in what is often still seen as a male dominated profession. Deputy Editor David Jordan spoke to one company which is bucking the trend.

Intermovers Malaysia eliminates plastic tape from packaging


Intermovers cartonsIntermovers Malaysia has outlawed the use of plastic tape (OPP) in an effort to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste produced by its packaging departments.

TfL unveils plans to impose 20mph limit on key 'red routes' in central London


The consultation is open until 10 July and can be completed by clicking here.

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Conference fatigue?


It’s June and the early round of conferences has come to a close.  Some may say thank goodness.  But me, no, not really.  I have never suffered from conference fatigue and probably won’t be starting this year. I have been able to bring you reports from ARA, IMA and FIDI.  This month I have a report from OMNI in Seville and in July you can look forward to hearing from EUROMOVERS and BAR.  As I have said many times before, they are all different and all worthwhile in their own way.

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