Recently, our fearless leader, owner Ilan Levy took a little trip to Canada. Driving up through Montana, the purpose of his journey was more than just a road trip garnering lovely pictures and making friends along the way. He was on a mission to solidify Exodus Moving and Storage’s ability to simply and effectively complete moves between the US and Canada.
Thanks to Ilans work, we are now fully set up to do moves to Canada, making our international moving network even more extensive and connected. By obtaining our Canadian Carrier Code this year and filing all the necessary Customs bonds, paperwork, etc. we are now able to move our clients to and from Canada with ease.
Who is the Canadian Border Services Agency?
The CBSA has been an important part of the Public Safety Portfolio since December 2003. It was created to protect Canadians and to help maintain a safe and peaceful society. The President of the CBSA reports directly to the Minister of Public Safety Canada and controls and manages all matters relating to the agency.
The main values of this organization are integrity, respect and professionalism.To ensure the safety and success of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada, the agency is responsible for providing integrated border services that support national security and the priorities of public safety. This is accomplished by facilitating the free flow of persons and goods, including animals and plants that meet all requirements under the program legislation.
For more information about the CBSA, check out their website.
When it comes to taking care of employees, no one does it better than Exodus. We take pride in putting our workers on payroll in an industry where temporary “hired guns” are the norm. We believe that our customers’ ultimate satisfaction starts with our staff. For this reason, our hiring process is rigorous including background and reference checks, drug tests and detailed interviews followed up with comprehensive, job specific training. The final step of the hiring process includes a personal orientation with our CEO to make sure the core values that we hold so dear are clear to our new hires. Not only does this process put us a cut above other Colorado Moving companies, it has earned us an employee retention rate that is 40% higher than the industry average. This is because we know who our employees are and they know what we stand for as an organization.
But creating company loyalty is not our only goal. We are also dedicated to expanding our employees’ knowledge about moving and storage so that their skill sets can continue to advance over time. One of the important ways we do this is by facilitating ongoing certification with the American Moving and Storage Association.
What is the AMSA?
The American Moving and Storage Association is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality standards of Moving and Storage companies throughout the US. Through education, certification, the creation of industry wide ethical standards, regulation and advocacy, the AMSA seeks to eradicate fraud and to promote positive consumer experiences during relocation. The organization includes a membership of over 3,000 movers and acts as a trade association contributing to the establishment of best practices among moving companies.
Jason Kendall CMC Certification
One of the important qualifications offered by the AMSA is the Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) certification. This certification requires elite testing, a written commitment to a specialized code of ethics, and biennial renewal. Currently, there are only eight CMC’s in the entire state of Colorado. We are proud to announce that Jason Kendall, our Account Manager, has received this coveted certification from the American Moving & Storage Association. Joining Exodus’ Ilan Levy and Jake Atchison who currently hold CMC titles, Jason and our team hold the only three CMC’s in all of Fort Collins, CO.