The Moving Industry.....a Look in the Rearview Mirror

Rearview Mirror

By Ron Martin
Director of Corporate Sales, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 
At times before the skies open and the sun shines, you need to look back at the road and the storm you were forced to drive thru. That road and the storm with its lightning and dark clouds may depict what the moving industry has experienced over the past ten years. There were great times and business was excellent as the industry was showered with plenty of opportunity and whether you owned and operated a moving company, drove for a van line or an agent or sold transportation or relocation services, you could make a “buck”. The following overview presents a ten-year history based on statistics provided by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). It’s a history that tracked the US economy and corresponding recession years.
 
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