Prep Now for the Start
of Peak Moving Season
Peak moving season starts next month! Are you ready? I’m first “out of the box” with prep work: I’m hittin’ the gym, ordering lifting straps and taking inventory of my packing supplies! Us boxes need to be in top form too, ya’ know!
Sharing my top 4 Prep Tips:
- Be techy: Offer your customers the latest in moving technology: an online moving quote calculator, virtual in-home estimates or a moving estimate app.
- Be fit: Now is the time to give your employees a physical. Make sure they are in top shape to minimize injuries and lost work.
- Be ready: Double-check trucks, equipment, packing supplies & protective gear. Order more supplies and perform maintenance if needed. Calculate the volume of jobs your company can handle and make sure you have adequate numbers of moving crews, trucks and supplies. No one wants to turn away business!
- Be growth-centric: Consider adding storage to your services. With storage units, you can avoid logistical issues and make additional time to take on more jobs.
I am stoked for this year’s moving season! I am goin’ on the road, so look for my road trip stories starting in June.
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Mask Mandates by State
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Mobile Vaccination Sites for Truckers
A few trucking associations are currently pushing to have mobile vaccination sites at truck stops for truck drivers and employees.
Back Injury Prevention
Back injuries in the Moving and Storage industry can be quite prevalent when the proper techniques and precautions are not taken. In order to prevent costly and debilitating back injuries it is important that anyone who may lift in their jobs is aware of back injury prevention programs. Learning proper lifting techniques and precautions can help prevent a lifetime of back issues and a potential workers’ comp claim.
For more information about the basics of preventing back injuries, please check out AmTrust’s article on Back Injury Prevention Basics.
Did you know Mover’s Choice Workers’ Comp program offers superior loss control and claims services? Contact our Workers’ Compensation Manager, Jason Williams today for more information at or by phone at (800) 852-1968 ext 130.
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HIGHLIGHTED NEWS OF THE MONTH
Promotions and Organizational Changes
Here at Mover’s Choice we strive for excellence. In order to achieve that, having outstanding team members is vital to the equation. The following employees have shown how much they value our customers, brokers and business partners, so please join us in congratulating them for this outstanding achievement.
Josh Godfrey was promoted to Underwriting Manger
Jeffrey Howe was promoted to Underwriting Manager
Gabrielle Bouboniswas promoted to Senior Underwriter
Brandon Laamwas promoted to Director of Business Development, Senior UW