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New Leadership at the IAM US Domestic Asset-Based Group

Chris Lantz and Lakelan Fennell Elected to Head US DAB Management Board   At the 59th Annual Meeting and Expo of the International Association of Movers (IAM) Oded Carmi and Chuck Bailey handed off their leadership roles on the IAM US Domestic Asset Based Mover Management Board.  Host for the DAB Group Meeting was Dan…
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Claims & Risk Management Panel at IAM Annual Conference

Claims & Risk Management Panel at IAM Annual Meeting Moderated by Oded Carmi   The 59th Annual Meeting and Expo of the International Association of Movers (IAM) kicked off on October 13, 2021 with a special emphasis on pandemic safety protocols.  Attendees that joined the sessions in person observed IAM Safe practices designed to maximize…
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Sponsors Make 18th Annual Daniel W. Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament a Success

Oded Carmi Recaps Daniel W. Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament Highlights One of my favorite events on the Massachusetts Movers Association calendar is the Annual Daniel W. Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament. This year it was held on Wednesday September 29th at the Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton, MA. And let me tell you, the event did…
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Re-elect Oded Carmi to the IAM Executive Board

Oded Carmi Runs for Re-election to IAM Executive Board At the upcoming IAM Annual Meeting and Expo to be held in Orlando, Florida October 13 – 16, DN Van Lines’ President, Oded Carmi will run for re-election for the Governing Member At-Large position on its Executive Board. “In the face of extreme challenges, the IAM…
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Southern Regional Relocation Council Hosts Fall Conference

DN Van Lines Participates as Live In-Person Conference for SRRC Returns Exercising required safety protocols, the Southern Regional Relocation Council hosted its first live in-person conference September 14 to 16, 2021 since the pandemic lockdowns.  Janet Turner, Director of Corporate Relocation at DN Van Lines played an active and instrumental role to ensure that the…
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How to Pack Unpackables

Tips on what not to pack and transport during your move.   Moving is a good time to discard things that you may not ever use again.  Yes, we all save things just in case we might have a need for them in the future but if you have not used articles for many years,…
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How to Pack Lamps & Lampshades

Mike Brown shows you the right way to prepare and pack your lamps and lampshades for a safe move.   Key Concepts: ✓ Remove and separate lampshade from the lamp. ✓ Remove the lamp harp. Be sure to secure lamp finial back to the harp so you do not lose it. ✓ Wrap lamp base…
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State of Virginia Awards Certificate of Operating Authority to DN Van Lines

DN Van Lines Receive Full Local & Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia   Lamar Porter, Branch Manager of DN Van Lines’ Sterling Virginia, received official confirmation from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles that it has met all the requirements to operate as a full service moving company in the state effective May 24,…
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How to Pack Electronics

Let the pros show you the proper way to pack and protect your fragile electronic items for shipment and storage. Key Concepts: ✓ Most people rent their cable boxes, so be sure to put it aside so it does not get packed if it must be returned to reclaim your deposit. ✓ Consider using a…
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Ben Cross, Mobility Industry Media Personality Moves With DN Van Lines

Mobility Services Industry Expert Chooses DN Van Lines So who does a seasoned industry veteran and mobility services media personality select for his family’s long-distance move?  Recently, Ben Cross, mobility services consultant and host of the popular Love & Relo media show relocated from Michigan to Dallas, Texas.  Ben is CEO of GLOMO providing strategic consulting…
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DN Van Lines Qualifies as FMC Licensed Ocean Freight Forwarder

Expanding Our International Horizons Janet Turner, Director of Corporate Relocation, received a letter from Aline Hull, Director – Office of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries of the US Federal Maritime Commission on April 19, 2021 granting DN Van Lines the  Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) License, officially making DN Van Lines an Ocean Freight Forwarder.  Any company that…
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How to Pack Wardrobe Boxes

   Key Concepts: ✓ Wardrobe cartons come with a metal hanger bar so that clothes can be hung during transport. ✓ For best results do not overpack.  Too much weight on the hanger bar during transit may cause bar or carton edge to fail leaving clothes in a pile at the bottom of the…
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DN Van Lines welcomes David Exe as Recruitment & Safety Manager

A Renewed Commitment To Our People DN Van Lines renews its commitment to recognizing its people as its most valuable resource.  David Exe has joined as Recruitment & Safety Manager.  He comes to DN Van Lines with many years of experience in staffing, recruitment and managing continent employees onsite.  “The success of any business or…
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DN Van Lines Launches New Operations in DMV Area

DN Van Lines continues its expansion with new operations in Sterling, VA.   The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia make up what is known as the DMV area.  Washington, DC is one of the most transient and active moving markets in the world not just because of the political changes that happen but because…
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How to Pack Pictures & Mirrors

Our professional packer, Mike Brown, shows how to pack mirrors & pictures.   Key Concepts: ✓ Picture/Mirror Cartons can be customized to form fit your mirror or picture ✓ Start by carefully bubble wrapping or cushioning your mirror or picture. ✓ Make sure your bubble wrap or cushioning material will not react or damage the…
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An Investment In Our Only Unique Differentiation

Sir Richard Branson famously said, “Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business.” It’s true of any business but especially true When your entire product is based on personal service. “That’s why an investment to continue our success in hiring the best talent available makes perfect sense.” said Oded Carmi, President…
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Move For Hunger With DN Van Lines

According to Feed America, more than 50 million people, including 17 million children, may experience food insecurity. The pandemic has only made the situation more urgent. DN Van Lines partners with Move For Hunger a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Our warehouse facility acts…
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Angie’s List Super Service Award Honors DN Van Lines Commitment to Service Excellence

The Angie’s List Super Service Award honors excellence among home service pros who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. The 22-year-old award is a prestigious, annual distinction and is intended to recognize the best-in-class providers. The award is given to the top 5% of companies per category based on consumer reviews. Winners…
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Staying The Course Through The Pandemic

“Stay the course” is an idiomatic expression that means to persevere to the end, no matter what difficulties or obstacles stand in the way. Wikipedia attributes the popularization and modern usage of the phrase to former United States Presidents including Ronald Reagan who all used the phrase as a rallying slogan at various points during…
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DAB Task Force Featured in IAM Portal Magazine

The International Association of Movers (IAM) is the moving and forwarding industry’s largest global trade association. With more than 2,000 members, it comprises companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics, and related services in more than 170 countries. Some think of the IAM as an association of international movers – IAM is actually the international…
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Kyle Nadeau Joins Growing Private Consumer Moving Services Group

Dan Cedrone, DN Van Lines Sales Manager for Consumer Moving Services is pleased to welcome Kyle Nadeau to the team. The 6 member Consumer Moving Services Group specializes in local and long distance moving service for private consumers throughout the United States. “DN Van Lines chose to stay the course and adapt to the new…
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MMA Advocates Prioritization Of Moving Industry Workers For COVID-19 Vaccination

The Massachusetts Movers Association (MMA) has formally requested consideration from the Massachusetts State Government to prioritize moving industry workers for COVID-19 vaccination. In a letter sent to the Office of the Governor, Bill Osborn – President and Oded Carmi – First Vice President of the MMA, cited that unlike long distance truck drivers, moving industry…
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Customer & Team Safety First – New Gators Arrive at DN Van Lines

The safety protocols implemented by DN Van Lines are designed to conform to CDC guidelines and industry best practices with an emphasis on providing our customers and our team the best protection available. Since face coverings continue to be recommended as an effective deterrent to virus transmission, DN Van Lines provides its staff with Gator…
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DN Van Lines Company Summit

Every year, DN Van Lines hosts a summit to bring in all executive employees worldwide to the corporate headquarters located in Northborough MA. In the week long meeting which began December 14, 2020 activities included debriefing, training, and team building. This includes about 20 office staff that work out of the HQ as well as…
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Season of Giving – Food Drive

Every year we have a holiday food drive in partnership with Move for Hunger. We encourage our customers, employees, and partners to donate unopened, non-perishable goods which we collect at our facility. At the completion of the food drive we donate all collected food to the Hudson Community Food Pantry which serves those in need…
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Janet Turner Powers New Expansion of Corporate and International Markets for DN Van Lines

Janet Turner Industry veteran and a successful entrepreneur in her own right, Janet Turner joins DN Van Lines (headquartered in Northborough, Massachusetts), as Director of Corporate Relocation. Ms. Turner brings with her over 40 years of combined experience in international and domestic moving and transportation services. Ms. Turner founded WISEnterprises NJ in 1992. A freight…
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IAM Podcast Interview – Oded Carmi Interviewed by IAM’s Carl Weaver

Oded Carmi of DN Van Lines, Inc. talks about being new to IAM’s Executive Committee, the Claims Committee, and talks about the Domestic Asset-Based (DAB) Task Force.  Hear the full interview at IAM Podcasts.  
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Oded Carmi Elected to IAM Executive Committee

At the recent 58th Annual International Association of Movers’ (IAM) Meeting, Mr. Oded Carmi, President of DN Van Lines, was voted into the IAM Executive Committee as a Governing Member-at Large for a one year term. The IAM Executive Committee is the governing body of the International Association of Movers. The International Association of Movers…
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How to Pack a Kitchen

Let our professional packer, Mike Brown, show you how to pack a kitchen the right way.   Key Concepts: ✓ How to pack pots, pans, and plates. ✓ How to pack glassware, cups, mugs, and fragile stemware. ✓ The Egg Theory: Packing from the inside -> out for additional protection in the center. ✓ When…
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Moving companies focus on dorms as other business disappears

This post is a reprint from an article by Sean McFadden – Associate Editor/Research, Boston Business Journal – April 30, 2020 Typically, moving companies in the Bay State would be gearing up for the busy summer season. But the coronavirus has altered those plans, and movers are now trying to adapt to the changing conditions.…
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