The International Association of Movers (IAM) has announced a new member-led initiative: The United States Domestic Asset-Based Mover Task Force (DAB) which brings together independent movers and van line agents in the country. The purpose of this initiative is to provide the backbone of the world’s largest moving market with a voice and an advocate for their businesses.
To move this initiative forward, the Task Force will work closely with IAM staff to accomplish the initial objective of engaging their fellow US-based independent movers and van line agents with the following benefits:
- IAM member benefits through December 31, 2021, with a special $499 USD IAM Core Member rate (IAM is extending this rate worldwide for companies who qualify for this special rate - it is not exclusive to US-based domestic asset-based movers).
- A dedicated track of programming at the IAM Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo, including sessions on developing this new initiative as well as IAM Learning Labs designed to help members grow their businesses and operate more efficiently.
- New! IAM now offers compliance services for US-based companies who must comply with the US Department of Transportation interstate moving regulations.
Headed by Chuck Bailey of Cornerstone Moving and Storage and Oded Carmi of DN Van Lines, the Task Force will review the success of these initial steps and chart how to continue this development following the IAM Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo. IAM President Charles White said, “I believe that Chuck and Oded are the perfect choices to lead this new IAM initiative. IAM wants to be known as the “International Association for ALL Movers” and these two individuals fully embrace this philosophy.”
For IAM, this is an exciting opportunity to connect with more movers in its own backyard. This demographic currently perceives IAM as a place just for international movers; although IAM prides itself on serving global moving companies around the world, its programmes and benefits can help companies who are not yet international movers.
“As IAM moves into the future we want to be recognised as a fully inclusive organisation which represents ALL movers from around the globe,” said Charles. “We also want to ensure that each strata of the moving and storage industry is represented at the highest levels of our organisation. IAM is evolving to meet the future needs of the entire moving industry, which we can only do by ensuring that all have an opportunity to have a real ‘voice’ in the governance of this organisation.”
Photo: Charles White, IAM President