When did it change from "what will my money be used for?" to "what will I get for my money?" when it comes to Trade Association membership?
My definition of a trade association is like minded people coming together to help each other and make a difference to the industry it represents. For me, there should be common goals and achievements that benefit the whole industry, not just a few. Therefore, if this is the case, then a TA should be able to inspire the people within it's industry, to pay for membership, because members want to support the goals of the majority, as well as the minority. Not create rules, so that the majority are excluded, or penalised and held hostage to remain paying members.
What's your definition of a Trade Association?
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The Moving etc... Team have been surrounded by Glitter, Presents and Wrapping Paper as we have packed up and sent out Special Presents to our new Moving etc... Association Members.…
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What do you want to achieve in 2015?
Do you have a plan for how to get there? Do you know what you want your reality to look like in 12 months time?
As removers sometimes it's easy just to accept the status quo and go where the market takes…
I am sure you all agree that drivers a like gold dust in our industry, what do you think our industry can do to interest new drivers to work in our industry? Obviously removals is a lot harder than delivering cages to a supermarket!!! Would be great to know operators opinions.
An interesting subject has come up in one of the HGV groups started by Ed Heeley, a small Man and Van operator. He's asked if a company would be willing to offer to pay for him to train for his HGV Class 1, if he works for the company afterwards.
What do movers think about this option?
There is obviously a need to get more drivers in the industry. According to the RHA the transport industry is approx 45'000 drivers short and is expected to rise to over 60'000 in…