Moving Companies: Two Ways to Move Millennials

When it comes to moving, millennials just may be the next big thing. Not only do millennials represent 25% of the U.S., they also wield more than $200 billion in buying power (source). And to think… many of them haven’t even graduated yet. So how can you reach the millennials in your neighborhood? How does [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Moving Industry Risk Management: Is Post-Accident Drug Testing Effective?

Substance abuse in the workplace is a serious and growing challenge for employers already struggling to maintain a healthy workforce and keep costs down. The legalization of marijuana and the explosive growth of opioid and synthetic drug use in recent years are only compounding the problem. And it’s a crisis that can hit employers in [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Blog|

Moving Insurance Update: New Trucking Legislation

Regulatory reform is in the air where trucking is concerned. Earlier this month, the United States House and Senate passed a five-year FAST Act bill of over $3 billion in surface transportation funding, which President Obama is preparing to sign. Ready for the highlights? Most importantly, the bill called for inaccurate carrier scores to be [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Blog|

Inspiring the Millennial Workforce: What Moving & Storage Managers Need to Know

It's not always easy for moving and storage facilities leaders to know how to manage millennials. Today’s youngest workers distrust bureaucracy. They distrust hierarchy. And if they see you as an extension of those ideas, they probably distrust you, too. That said, millennials are entering the workforce en masse - they currently represent a third [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog|

Is your self-storage or moving business an easy mark for cyber criminals?

The number of data breaches in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2014 according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Tens of millions of U.S. citizens have had their private information compromised through attacks on retail giants, healthcare companies, and even the federal government. If you run a self-storage or moving business, you [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|Blog|

Logistics Insurance News Watch: Weak Links in the Supply Chain

Is it possible to overestimate the importance of the supply chain? The economy hinges on it. It keeps grocery markets full and department stores stocked. In many ways, it makes the world go round. Yet the supply chain is invisible to most eyes – as most working systems are; that is, until something breaks. So [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Blog|

Trucking Risk Management – Legislative Update

In June, the House of Representatives passed the T-HUD 2016 budget bill with several provisions that herald good news for the trucking industry. Vehicle size allowances and insurance restrictions among other provisions appear set to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, but the bill is still in danger of a veto. Preventing insurance price hikes. [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Logistics Insurance Update: Cargo Theft Trends

Cargo theft isn’t a new problem. This type of crime has probably been around since boats and roads were first invented. But the pirates and highwaymen of the past were small-scale compared to today's international crime syndicates. Thanks to globalization, cargo theft and the black market commerce that follows after have become an international problem. [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Blog|

Concierge Storage – A Growing Trend

When you think of storage facilities, you probably imagine rows of pull up doors. And while that picture may be accurate, it’s far from complete. You see, the storage industry and its offerings are quickly evolving. Case in point: 1. High-end clothes. You’ve heard of wardrobes. How about garde-robes? “Garde” is a French root meaning [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Blog|