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The panel also asked the Supplier Committee to look at possible AMSA endorsement of suppliers, rather than use of the ProMover brand. AMSA has been successful in getting logo abusers to remove the ProMover from websites and marketing materials and will soon take additional legal action. The Supplier Committee noted 26 new supplier members through September. The committee is looking at increasing the number of events in the expo hall at the conference and will help coordinate an event in San Diego aboard USS Midway. n Photo courtesy of Wayne Whitaker subcommittee, stating that the merger didn't seem like a good fit. Dave Hester, a former star from the Storage Wars TV show, will serve as the MSI's auctioneer in San Diego. The ProMover Brand Oversight Committee (PBOC) took up the AMSA Executive Committee's request to look at enhancing the ProMover program by requiring background checks for workers who enter customers' homes. The PBOC asked for further review by the Legal Advisory Committee about any potential liability to AMSA. Camille Campbell proudly displays her Employee of the Year award Safety Directors Meet in Las Vegas AMSA SAFETY CONFERENCE WELL-RECEIVED Untitled-1 1 and information. Join us next year at the 2014 National Safety & Operations Conference in Alexandria, Va. n JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2014 AMSA President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr spoke on the final day of the conference. She discussed the delicate balance of the HHG industry, and the pivotal role played by safe and compliant companies in the industry, underscored the threat posed by rogues, and emphasized that businesses and federal enforcement groups must work together to mitigate their impact. The conference wrapped up with a mock deposition that included several members of AMSA's Safety Management Committee playing various roles. It was a fitting end to the conference and emblematic of the qualities that are intrinsic to any quality safety department; practicality, engagement, education 19 Direction Safety directors and fleet operators turned out in force for AMSA's annual National Safety & Operations Conference, held in October in Las Vegas. For three days, they listened, examined and conferred over the latest regulatory trends, compliance policies and safety issues that are shaping the moving industry's operational landscape. Attendees heard expert testimonials on a spectrum of topics, including CSA score management, catastrophic planning, employment screening, as well as the varied operational and regulatory aspects of possible mandatory electronic logging devices and other federal policies. The conference also gave attendees the opportunity to receive several essential industry updates, including a report on the California Air Resources Board from California Moving & Storage Association President Steve Weitekamp, an update from American Transportation Research Institute President Rebecca Brewster, and a report by FMCSA on its current regulatory agenda. 8/6/13 1:03 PM

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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