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INDUSTRY NEWS + ENFORCEMENT....................................... 10 + EXPANSION ............................................ 11 + MARKETING............................................ 11 + AWARDS................................................. 12 + NEWS BRIEFS......................................... 12 + IN MEMORIAM ........................................ 12 + INTERNATIONAL UPDATE ........................ 14 + STATE LINE............................................. 16 ENFORCEMENT Illegal Movers Shut Down, Fined State regulators took action in AMSA PARTNER PROFILE JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2014 Penske Trucks Keep Your Business Moving Direction 10 AMSA members save big on both truck rentals and used truck purchases with Penske. With a working fleet of more than 160,000 vehicles for sale, Penske's inventory includes vans; light, medium, and heavy-duty straight trucks; tractors; trailers and specialized equipment, and they offer optional services such as painting and lettering. Whether you're in the market to buy one truck or 100, Penske is committed to making your buying experience easy and productive. Both new and existing customers are eligible for discounts; call 1-800-PENSKE1 and reference the AMSA National Account #2458 or ask your Penske account rep to convert your account to the National Account #2458. Visit www.promover.org/discounts to learn more about discounts available when renting-or buying-with Penske. November against seven residential moving companies that have been operating without permits. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) ordered four moving companies operating illegally to cease providing residential moving services until they obtain the required permit. Four of the residential moving companies received a $5,000 penalty, $4,500 of which was suspended for two years on the condition that the companies comply with the commission order. The four companies are: * Right Choice Movers, owned by Rickey Clasablanca of Bremerton; * Danny the Mover, owned by Daniel Eddy and Janyce Stone of Lynnwood; * Quick Move, owned by Orlando Orellana of Seattle; and * Yako Home Moving, owned by Boubacar Zida of Bothell. Zida received a temporary permit from the commission Oct. 18 for a residential moving company called 3Z Movers. Zida must operate under state laws for a minimum of 180 days before becoming eligible for a permanent permit. Edmonds-based Phoenix Moving & Logistics, owned by Ricardo ( Joe) Lomedico, and Innovative Moving Co., located in Bremerton and owned by Daryl Munn, failed to appear at the hearing and were fined $5,000 by default order. Both companies were ordered to cease operating. Best Price Moving & Delivery, owned by Geraldo Lima of Seattle, received a $5,000 penalty that was suspended for two years as long as he ceases operations until obtaining the required permit. The commission dismissed a complaint against Humberto Luna-Lopez because he provided evidence that his moving business was closed in 2012. Danny the Mover and Best Price Moving & Delivery have temporary permit applications pending before the commission. Great American Moving & Storage, owned by Chana Green of Tacoma, was scheduled to appear at another UTC hearing to determine if the company performs in-state moves and needs to acquire a valid permit. Green asserted the moving company performs only interstate moves, which the commission does not regulate. n http://www.promover.org/discounts

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Direction Jan Feb 2014

From the President
Industry News
Enforcement
Penske Trucks
Expansion
Marketing
Awards
News Briefs
In Memoriam
International Update
State Line
What's New at AMSA
Fall Board and Committee Reports
Safety Conference Wrap-up
Annual Conference Heads to San Diego
New Members
Office Max
Movers & Shakers
Ready to Grow
Going Green
Driving Down Fleet Costs With Solar Power
Regulatory Affairs
Advertisers' Index
On the Hill
Product Portfolio
Fast Facts

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