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                                                                                                                 The Mover February 2019


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Hiring foreign national students in the United States
Hiring foreign national students in the United States


Hiring Foreign National Students in the US Hiring Foreign National Students in the United States

Bobby Bartle, resident Immigration Attorney and Director of Immigration & Legal Affairs at Aires, provides an overview of the process for hiring Foreign National Students in the United States.

Avoid costly tachograph fines Avoid costly tachograph breaches

A report on the presentation by James Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors, at The Movers and Storers Show in November last year.

Stand out with audio brandingDan Lafferty, Director of Voice and Music at PHMG, looks at how audio branding can help removals companies stand out from the crowd.

Dan Lafferty, Director of Voice and Music at PHMG, looks at how audio branding can help removals companies stand out from the crowd.

Saving the planet by going digitalSaving the planet by going digital

Steve Jordan explains why The Mover is changing to a digital format.

Lockerbie 30 years onLockerbie 30 years on

Michael Gerson explains how the Lockerbie plane crash will be long remembered by the London moving industry in particular.

SIRVA in Europe Drew Coolidge, President Europe for SIRVA

Drew Coolidge has recently moved to the UK and taken on his role as president Europe for SIRVA, one of the world’s largest relocation and moving companies and parent of Allied Pickfords.

FIDI Conference 2019FIDI Conference 2019

FIDI is expecting a high turnout for its 2019 conference which takes place in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, 31 March-2 April.


The White and Co Mystery Mover

Sadly, nobody spotted Bengt Jonsson from Alfa Quality Moving being helped around the golf course by Steve Williams last month.  But what of this happy couple? If you know who they are send your answer to for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.

          White & Co Mystery Mover


Port of Tilbury receives consent for new Tilbury2 terminal

The Port of Tilbury in the UK has received development consent for the construction of a new £200m terminal, Tilbury2.

Venezuela to close border with Brazil

A report from the BBC today (22 Feb) says Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced the closure of the border with Brazil as a row over foreign humanitarian aid continues.

Top mobility firms combine to form Sterling Lexicon

Two of the mobility industry’s most trusted leaders, Lexicon Relocation and Sterling Mobility, have announced the launch of their new brand - Sterling Lexicon.

No deal? No entry!

Brexit warning to businesses with overseas workers to renew their passports.

Facebook post shakes up US military household goods contract

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) on the feasibility of outsourcing the US Military household goods contract to a single company.  This extraordinary development owes its origin to a post on social media only six months ago.


New Scania service centre in Bridgwater

Scania Bridgewater
Scania has opened a new service centre in Bridgewater, Somerset. The facility was opened on 5 December 2018 by His Excellency Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden's Ambassador to the UK.

Germany Suspends Federal Highway Toll for Natural Gas Trucks

The German Bundestag has amended federal highway toll law to exempt trucks powered by natural gas from tolls from 1 January, 2019 for a period of two years.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug quarantine alert

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
There are a number of plant and animal pests which are exotic to Australia which pose a high biosecurity risk to Australia’s agricultural industries and the environment more generally.

X2 promises to be networking, but different

X2 Conference
The X2 Logistics Networks Conference, called Cargo Weekend, has been planned for 23-24 February, 2019 in Hua Hin, Thailand.

JK Moving in Sterling Virginia makes smiles

Operation Smile
The employees of JK Moving services in Sterling, Virginia have held a raffle to raise funds for Operation Smile Honduras, FIDI’s charity project that helps children born with cleft lip and palate issues.

Minimum pension contributions will increase on 6 April, 2019

The minimum amounts you and your staff pay into your automatic enrolment pension scheme will increase from 6 April, 2019.

Traffic managers must keep up to date

CPD for Haulage
The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Richard Turfitt, has reinforced the importance of continuous professional development for those responsible for managing haulage, bus and coach operations.

Arpin Van Lines announces Driver of the Year and Agent of the Year

Driver of the Year Bob Cordeiro and family flanked by David Arpin (L) and Anthony Uriati, Vice President, Operations Department, Arpin Van Lines.
Arpin Van Lines announced the winners of its Driver of the Year and Prime Agent of the Year awards at its annual convention held 30 September - 4 October in Newport, Rhode Island

INSSA to partner with The DeWitt Companies to boost security

John.Burrows-President-DeWitt Move
The International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA), has announced a partnership with The DeWitt Companies to bolster its growing NGO Security Professional Development Program.

Why the digital Mover is better than print

The Mover Online
Steve Jordan explains why The Mover in digital form is not only better for publishing but for readers and advertisers too.

INSSA to partner with The DeWitt Companies to boost security

John.Burrows-President-DeWitt Move
The International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA), a non-profit association committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of safety and security for humanitarian relief and development assistance workers operating in dangerous environments around the world, has announced a partnership with The DeWitt Companies to bolster its growing NGO Security Professional Development Program.

Britain’s homebuilding falling short of government targets

The UK Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has welcomed figures published in November showing over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018.

Volvo Trucks see the road ahead

Volvo has recently launched a range of improvements to its trucks including the map-based I-See software that uses map data to preview the topography of the route, and takes care of gear selection, acceleration and engine braking.

CVC stake in DKV Mobility Services Group

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII (“CVC”) recently signed an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group (“DKV”).

Peter Schaefers retires

Peter Schaefers
Asian Tigers honoured Peter Schaefers on his retirement at the Cadillac Ranch in National Harbor, Maryland on Sunday, 7 October 2018.


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Going all digital – at last

I am delighted to feature an interview with Drew Coolidge this month (see page 28).  Drew is the new president for SIRVA in Europe and SIRVA is probably the biggest moving and relocation company in the world.  I met Drew in a coffee shop near his home in Surrey. I’d never met him before and didn’t know what to expect.  In fact, he was very open and straightforward and gave me an interview that I hope you will find interesting and enlightening.  We have a few other big interviews coming up in the next few issues: Jesse van Sas from FIDI and Bill Graebel for example.  If you would like to advertise alongside these articles, please get in touch.

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