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Deputy Editor David Jordan visits Ekeri Trailer's agent Bob Wise to find out what makes them so special. 


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Lexicon Relocation acquires Sterling Mobility 

Suddath CEO Mike BranniganLexicon Relocation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Suddath Companies, has announced that it has acquired UK-based Sterling Mobility. The binding agreement was signed on April 23, 2018 with final closing targeted for early May.

Mark Oakeshott starts consultancy business

Mark Oakeshott ConsultingMark's new business provides the benefit of his experience to moving companies that are growing, changing, or facing challenges.


Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.

Orphee Beinoglou International moves National Library of Greece

Orphee Beinoglou International Forwarders SA in Athens has recently completed one of its most challenging tasks: to relocate around 800,000 items for the National Library of Greece.

 

Down Mexico way

An interview with Rick Hosea from Dewitt in San Diego, as he launches his new service into Mexico from the USA. By Steve Jordan.

Permanent transfers on the rise

Permanent transfers look set to change the world of global mobility as a survey revealed they are increasingly seen as an alternative to the traditional long-term international assignment (LTA).

The Don Fisher interview

Steve Jordan interviews Don Fisher who helps corporate clients negotiate and monitor contracts for household goods moving services.

Trailer Wise

Deputy Editor David Jordan visits Ekeri Trailer’s agent Bob Wise to find out what makes them so special.

LATEST ISSUE



Steve Jordan, Editor of The Mover, gives an overview of the stories appearing in the June issue.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - JUNE



 

Yes, last month the photo was of William Desousa, now sadly missed, from what was then PN Writer in India (now Writer Relocations). Congratulations to David Macpherson from JK Moving from Sterling in Virginia for being the first out of the hat with the correct answer. This time we have a fresh-faced, slightly perplexed looking young man. But do you remember the face? If so e-mail your answer to editor@themover.co.uk for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.

LATEST NEWS

Possible CAZ in BathBath


The Bath and North East Somerset Council has recently completed a three-month consultation period for the Bath Air Quality Action Plan.

New European cashless tollNew European cashless toll settling system now available
settling system now available


A new on board toll settling system has been launched by UTA (Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG), enabling tolls to be paid in all participating EU countries.

CO2 test for HGVs


A recent notice from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has advised that from 1 January 2019, some types of trucks will fall within legislation that will require manufacturers to declare HGV CO2 values when selling on the EU market.

The Senior Traffic Commissioner's guidance on transport managers

Operator loses licence after 

failing to co-operate with DVSA


A sole trader who ignored requests for tachograph and drivers’ hours records has been disqualified from operating vehicles for two years.

 

Belgian low emission zone sticker scam


Although there are no stickers required in Belgium, one company is allegedly offering a sticker and day passes, at a cost.

Don’t stop within Richard Burnett,RHA Chief Executive
150 miles of Calais


The Road Haulage Association has registered its concern about reports that two migrants attempting to illegally enter the UK had broken into a lorry three hours from Calais.

More penalties on the wayMore penalties on the way for older HGVs
for older HGVs


The UK government announced on 28 March that operators of older trucks will pay an extra 20% towards the HGV Road User Levy from February 2019, while Euro 6 operators will pay 10% less.

UK government pledges extra Transport Secretary Chris Grayling
£100 million to fix potholes


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says that local roads in the UK badly affected by severe winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair potholes and other storm damage.

Arpin Strong raises over Arpin Strong raises over $79,000 for charities
$79,000 for charities


The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, announced in its 2017 year-end report that it has raised over $79,000 and donated to 34 charitable organisations.

Anniversary celebration for Bryan Bennett, TheMIGroup
TheMIGroup

TheMIGroup celebrated its 40th anniversary on 1 April, 2018.

Arpin Van Lines ranks top in
supplier satisfaction

Arpin Van Lines has earned the No:1 ranking in supplier satisfaction among the largest suppliers of household goods shipment services for the second straight year according to independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC.

Mark Olsen, CEO of Parsifal Corporation, took part in the OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) conference in Palm Beach, Florida.

BIFA urges vote onRobert Keen, BIFA Director General

third Heathrow runway


The British International Freight Associationis urging parliament to have an early vote on the recommendations of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement.

Britannia Leatherbarrows supportsBritannia Leatherbarrows supports local youth rugby team

local youth rugby team


Bournemouth-based Britannia Leatherbarrows has sponsored the Oakmeadians Under 9’s rugby team’s match shirts.

Scania dealer opens new Scania dealer opens new Warrington service centre
Warrington service centre


His Excellency Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden's Ambassador to the UK, visited Warrington to open a new state-of-the-art service centre.

Fitness to DriveFitness to Drive


Backhouse Jones Solicitors discuss the ongoing hot topic of the continued requirement for operators to ensure their drivers’ fitness.


Possible CAZ in Bath

BathThe Bath and North East Somerset Council has recently completed a three-month consultation period for the Bath Air Quality Action Plan.

Help for Movers

Lisa Rogerson with her brothers Gary and Simon at Copps RemovalsLisa Rogerson was featured in The Mover, September 2016, promoting her new step-by-step guide for people moving house.

Don’t stop within 150 miles of Calais

Richard Burnett, RHA Chief ExecutiveThe Road Haulage Association (RHA) has registered its concern about reports that two migrants attempting to illegally enter the UK had broken into a lorry three hours from Calais.

UK annual house UK annual house price growth slows
price growth slows

 
According to a report by the Halifax, annual house price growth has slowed to 1.8% with the average price of a house in the UK now at £224,353.

AIM offers free first-year
membership to new members


The Association of Independent Movers (AIM) is offering a full year of free membership to new members until 31 August, 2018.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

GDPR and all that


The GDPR deadline has passed. For many it has been a nightmare. We have all been inundated with e-mails from companies asking if we still want them to keep our data. For me, some I didn’t even know existed. Others, such as suppliers with whom we work regularly, are no brainers. In fact, only those with no brain would think for a moment that I did not want them to know who I am. But, that’s the law for you – it doesn’t always make sense, but we all have to comply.

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