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February 3, 2013
-- Passing of Jack Jays
from Hays Auctions
CMSA sadly reports that fellow member, Jack
Hays, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Hays was the owner of Hays Auctions.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Prescott
United Methodist Church at 505 W. Gurley Street
in Prescott, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, please make a
contribution in Hays' memory to The Margaret T.
Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz., or the
Alzheimer's Foundation of America to pay tribute
to his courage in battling this disease.
December 5, 2012
-- Pat Andrews, Retired
CMSA Manager, Passes Away
It is with much sadness
that I share with you news of the passing of retired
CMSA manager, Pat Andrews.
We have learned
that Pat suffered a major stroke the day after
Thanksgiving and passed away on December 4th. Pat
served the CMSA for 21 years as Association Manager
and post her retirement in 2009, has continued to be
a part of our small office family. Many CMSA members
have commented how pleased they were that Pat
continued to work our annual conventions in her
retirement. She enjoyed visiting with CMSA staff and
we continued to celebrate her birthday with an
annual pilgrimage to the Fish Market Restaurant
where she enjoyed her favorite Copper River Salmon.
A friend stated that, “Pat did what needed
to be done selflessly and graciously and didn’t back
down when she knew she was right.” They were
speaking about her activity as a leader in her
community group, but as someone who had the
privilege of serving as her “boss” for three years I
am in definite agreement with all aspects of this
At this time there is no information
regarding a service or memorial. I have spoken with
Pat’s niece and let her know how much affection CMSA
and its members had for Pat. If you have any
thoughts or stories that you would like to share
about Pat please send them to me and I will make
sure that her sister and niece are included.
California Moving &
November 8, 2012
We have just
been notified of a phone Scam - Advertising in
Realtor presentation folders.
A scammer calls
a company and pitches that you can advertise in
Keller Williams (or other realtors) consumer
presentation materials. They state that your ad will
be placed in their sales presentation folders.
At least one CMSA member has been contacted by
this scammer and told that for $1398.00 a year for a
4x8 or $749.00/yr for a 4x4 they could be in the
Our member took the
correct action and contacted Keller Williams before
spending any money. She was suprised to learn that,
"It's a scam, there are no folders."
ensure that your staff is also alert to this and
other possible scams.
August 3, 2012 --
Former CMSA Chairman, Dan Kaske, Passes Away
CMSA sadly reports that fellow member and 1999-2000 CMSA
Chairman Dan Kaske, passed away after a brief illness on
Thursday, August 2, 2012.
Born on June 25, 1934 in
Madison, South Dakota, Kaske was founder and CEO of Apace
Moving Systems for 30 years before retiring. During this
time, he was installed as the 1999-2000 Chairman of the
California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA).
Kaske was passionate about helping others and demonstrated
it by his volunteer work at St. Josephs Hospital, and was a
member of American Legion, Post #227. A man of incredible
integrity, he was a dedicated husband, loving father,
grandfather and great grandfather. He had many passions for
life and most recently was extremely proud of his chairing
of the golf tournament, benefiting the American Legion, Post
#227. He loved golf and was a member of the 19ers and Dana
He is survived by his bride of 39
years, B.J. Kaske; his sons Steve, Sam, Doug and Tim; his
daughter Stacey; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
May 24, 2012 --
Richard Lee DeWitt of DeWitt Companies Passes Away
CMSA sadly reports that fellow member Richard Lee
DeWitt passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, surrounded by
his friends and family following a five-month battle with
cancer. Richard was the owner of Approved Forwarders,
Approved Freight Forwarders, Royal Hawaiian Movers, DeWitt
Moving and Storage Guam, DeWitt Companies and Royal Alaskan
DeWitt was also the son of Woodrow “Woody”
DeWitt, one of t he founding members of the International
Association of Movers. He is survived by his six children
John, Nannette, Suzanne, Jeannette, Michael, Jacqueline and
his wife Annalee.
Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Mariners Church at 5001
Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA, 92603.
April 17, 2012 --
Posting Requirement Suspended
On April 17, 2012,
the NLRA posting requirement was suspended until further
notice due to federal court cases.
employers aren't required to post the notice advising
employees of their rights under the National Relations Labor
Act (NLRA) at this time.
For your convenience,
CalChamber offers a single California and Federal Employment
Notices poster that doesn't include the NLRA notice.
It contains the 16 required notices that all California
employers must post, including mandatory updates for 2012.
30, 2011 --
regarding a further delay (April 30, 2012) in the NLRB
Please review the link below for
press release and link to poster.
2010 -- CMSA
Propositions 19 & 23
After review and discussion by the CMSA Board of
Directors, it was determined that the following positions
regarding Proposition 19 & 23 in the upcoming California
election are most beneficial to our industry.
More information about the propositions
can be viewed by clicking the links above.
2010 -- CMSA Warning ~ Fraudulent FAX - DOT Financial
To All CMSA Members,
Recently at least
one CMSA member, as well as members of other state associations,
has received a fax purportedly from the USDOT asking for bank
Please be aware that THE USDOT WILL
NEVER ASK FOR YOUR BANKING INFORMATION. If you have received this
fax, throw it in the trash. If you have mistakenly submitted this
information, contact your bank immediately!
February 26, 2010 --
Revisions to MAX 4 Now in Effect
Dear CMSA Member,
Commission ratified the revised pages of the MAX4 on 2-25-10 and
the changes are effective immediately. CPUC staff has advised me
that they plan to mail out the revised pages to all permitted
carriers next week.
MAX 4 contains
rates and rules for the transportation of used household goods
and personal effects over the public highways within California
by household goods carriers. By Application (A.) 08-03-005, the
California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA) requested that
MAX 4 be revised and simplified. D.10-01-027, issued January 21,
2010, revised MAX 4 in accordance with a joint proposal of CMSA
and the Commission’s Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA), as
described in Ordering Paragraphs 1a. and 1b. of the decision:
Territory C is eliminated, and Territory C counties are
incorporated into current Territory B, by revising Items 210 and
230 in accordance with the terms of this order, and conforming
other Items to these revisions.
Region 1 is eliminated, and Region 2 rates are applicable to the
entire state, by revising Items 220, 240, 300, 310, 380, and 390
in accordance with this order, and conforming other Items to
Impacted tariff pages:
REVISED PAGE ii
SECOND REVISED PAGE 3
SECOND REVISED PAGE 4
FOURTH REVISED PAGE 6
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 11
SECOND REVISED PAGE 12
THIRTEENTH REVISED PAGE 13
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 38
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 40
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 41
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 42
FOURTEENTH REVISED PAGE 47
SECOND REVISED PAGE 50
SECOND REVISED PAGE 51
SECOND REVISED PAGE 52
SECOND REVISED PAGE 53
REVISED PAGE 54
SECOND REVISED PAGE 55
EIGHTEENTH REVISED PAGE 57
THIRD REVISED PAGE 58
EIGHTEENTH REVISED PAGE 59
SECOND REVISED PAGE 60
FIFTEENTH REVISED PAGE 61
THIRD REVISED PAGE 62
NINETEENTH REVISED PAGE 64
SIXTEENTH REVISED PAGE 65
SEVENTEENTH REVISED PAGE 67
SECOND REVISED PAGE 68
SEVENTEENTH REVISED PAGE 69
SECOND REVISED PAGE 70
SECOND REVISED PAGE 78
February 2, 2010 -- MAX 4
Our Tariff Simplification Application has been signed by the
CPUC Commission (1/21/10), and is now law.
Hourly rate Territory C is eliminated, and Territory C counties are incorporated into current Territory B, by revising Items 210 and 230.
Distance rate Region 1 is eliminated, and Region 2 rates are applicable to the entire state, by revising Items
220, 240, 300, 310, 380, and 390.
The productivity offset factor used in making annual rate adjustments is reset from .667 (the current factor)
to .95 for five years, effective with the tariff increase
in January 2010.
Commencing with the tariff increase in
January 2015, the productivity offset factor will be
re-evaluated and reset every two years. If productivity
change is positive, the productivity offset factor
will be set at 85; if productivity change is negative, it will
be set at .95.
We are working with the CPUC on the revised pages and can expect
the revisions to the tariff to be approved in the next several
months. Once the final draft is approved by the Commission the
Regional and Territorial changes will be in effect and revised
pages will be distributed to all permitted carriers. The
upcoming Communicator will have additional information.
For more information call
(562) 865-2900 or (800) 672-1415