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Ransomware on the Rise

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Ransomware on the Rise

Ransomeware, a type of software that computer hackers use to hold individuals’ data hostage by blocking access to files unless they agree to pay a ransom, is on the rise. Anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, including your business. In March, cyber criminals took a Baltimore hospital’s computing system hostage. Hackers installed ransomware on the hospital’s systems and required that a ransom of 45 bitcoins be paid. That translates to about $18,500. Since 2005, federal internet crime logs show nearly 7,700...

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Economic Impact: Missouri Moving & Storage Industry

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Economic Impact: Missouri Moving & Storage Industry

Sometimes its helpful to know how you contribute to the big picture. Check out the infographic below for a look at how the moving and storage business impacts the Missouri economy.   Click on the image to download a PDF version....

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Veterans Day: Military Moves

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Veterans Day: Military Moves

MMA shares their thanks to service members and their families for protecting our country. Moving and Storage professionals can get the latest updates on military moves from AMSA’s October Newsletter. Topics covered include: SDDC Personal Property Forum DP3 Deep Dive Review Rate Filing Date Changes DPS Release Schedule Services Inbound/QC Processes Setting Customer Expectations SDDC Releases Change 2 to 400NG and IT-16 SDDC Publishes Reweigh Guidance SDDC TSP Qualifications Review Timeframes Updated SDDC Contacts...

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Diesel prices drop to lowest in two months

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The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 2.3 cents to $2.379 per gallon for the week ending Monday, July 25. This marks the fifth decrease in five weeks, including an unchanged national average four weeks ago. The national average is the lowest since May 23 when prices were $2.357. Diesel price averages went down in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the West Coast less California region, where prices at the pump fell by 3.3 cents per gallon....

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Save the Date: MMA 2016 Annual Meeting

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The Missouri Mover’s Association Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th, 2016. Look for more information to come soon. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with peers! Fun activities are being planned! You won’t want to miss this!

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Moving Referral Service from AMSA

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Moving.org Referral Service Sends Millions in Sales to Members Consumers are increasingly turning to AMSA for free referrals for certified ProMovers at Moving.org. So far this year, there have been 2,735 referrals, up 16 percent over last year. This is a potential $15.4 million in sales for members. Most of the moves are full service long-distance moves followed by full service local moves, both at 5,000 pounds or more per shipment. Not a ProMover? Apply for certification now! Any interstate mover who has been a member of AMSA in good...

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Highway Violence has Truckers Nervous

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By Sandi Soendker, Land Line editor-in-chief The rash of random highway shootings lends a darker meaning to phrases like defensive driving and the friendly “travel safe.” Especially for those who spend the most time on the nation’s highways. Last month, more highway shootings in Phoenix made headlines along with a chilling report of a UPS driver who was randomly shot at in St. Louis while doing his job. Jon Osburn, OOIDA senior member and pilot of the Association’s tour truck, reports a lot of talk on the road about...

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Protect Your Move

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Protect Your Move

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Missouri Mover News

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Download the new MMA Newsletter, “Missouri Mover News”. This quarterly newsletter provides MMA members with regular updates on the activities of the Association, including advocacy efforts, legislative updates, event overviews and...

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Legislative Brief: ERISA Compliance FAQs

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ERISA Compliance FAQs: Reporting & Disclosure Rules Brought to you by Cornell Benefit Solutions The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. ERISA includes requirements for both retirement plans (for example 401(k) plans) and welfare benefit plans (for example, group health plans). ERISA has been amended many times over the years, expanding the protections available to welfare benefit plan participants and...

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