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STATE LINE New board members welcomed in Texas, Washington State SOUTHWEST Texas: Southwest Movers Association (SMA) congratulates its incoming executive committee and board of directors. Chairman: Traci McCullah, Westar Moving & Storage, Houston Vice Chairman: Chad Miller, Half-Price Movers, San Antonio Secretary/Treasurer: Becky Mobley, Empire Warehouse, El Paso Immediate Past Chairman: Chris Rullo, Budget Movers, San Antonio Director at Large: Garry Stehle, Del Rio Moving and Storage Director at Large: Steve Lancashire, American Relocation, Austin Chairman of Rates and Rules Committee: Chris Moucka, IMS Relocation, Carrollton Board members with three-year terms: Larry Adams, Adams Transfer & Storage, Conroe; Chuck Boydstun, Queen Moving & Storage, Houston; Ben Breedlove, Roadrunner Moving, Houston; Doug Smith, Daryl Flood, Coppell; and Jason Turner, Albert Moving & Storage, Wichita Falls. Board members with two-year terms: Thom Dale, A-Rocket Moving & Storage, Houston; Jacky Noons, The Original 3 Men Movers, Houston; Dan Smith, McComb Relocation, MAKE THE Corpus Christi; and Sean Streckfus, Aegis Insurance, Innovation, growth and quality have Houston. been hallmarks of American Red Ball The board also since its beginning in 1919. wishes to thank its annual conWhat makes us special? ference platinum In a word - PEOPLE! sponsors, Custom Movers Services, American Red Ball's owners and management team have the Dase Insurance, experience and initiative to carry out our mission of ethical and Excargo Services fair treatment to customers, agents, drivers and employees. Inc. and New We are truly committed to the success of our agency family. Haven Moving We recognize that only through our partnerships with Equipment Corp. our agents will we both continue to prosper in the future. SMA also Our family of agents, drivers and employees have the gives a warm cooperative attitudes, focused goals and true concern for welcome to the customer service and satisfaction necessary for success. newest additions We work together to make it happen. to the SMA and Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) staff. For more information, please contact Dan Hall, Ann Quass Business Development Manager, at 800-733-8077 Ext. 256 by email at or visit us online at serves as its office JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2014 Leap TO Excellence Direction 16 Join us! manager/executive assistant, and Kelly Cargill Crow serves as membership and TXTA Foundation coordinator. The Houston Movers Association recently honored George Gilbert from EDC Moving Systems, Houston, with the HMA Heritage Award. Gilbert has been a true leader in the moving and trucking industry. He has served as chairman of the Southwest Movers Association, chairman of the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) and president of the Houston Movers Association. He has also been the recipient of the SMA Heritage Award and the TXTA Leadership Award. NORTHWEST Washington: Congratulations to Tim Katona from Evergreen Transfer and Storage in Bremerton, who was elected president of the Washington Movers Conference at its annual leadership conference and vendor showcase in September 2013. Shauna Washburn from United Moving & Storage in Bremerton was elected president-elect/treasurer; Ed Tuohy of Mountain Moving & Storage in Tacoma was elected vice president; and Dean Savage of Apex Moving & Storage in Puyallup was elected secretary. Greg Powell of Star Moving Systems in Tacoma will serve this year as past president. Newly elected board members were Matt DiJulio from Western Van & Storage in Kent; Matt Kupka of Ed's Moving & Storage in Lakewood; Larry Nelsen from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage in Newcastle; and Sean Joseph from Jordan River Moving & Storage in Kirkland. n

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

From the President
Industry News
Penske Trucks
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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