Deal Sealed During Busy Summer Season
CHICAGO, June 28, 2005 Allied Van Lines announced today that Allied agents across the U.S. have accepted a three-year contract extension. The new contract was given unanimous support by the Allied Agents Association Contract Committee in April. The agreement comes during the strongest start to the summer season Allied has seen in five years, a development that has leaders at Allied and at Allieds parent company, SIRVA, Inc., looking optimistically toward the future.
I am pleased to announce that Allieds agents have accepted this new contract, said Michael McMahon, president of SIRVA Moving Services. We are making significant progress together as we continue to align our strong agent network with our companys relocation redefined strategy.
The contract is the result of a collaborative effort between Allied and the Allied Agents Association and its Contract Committee. Among other things, it provides improved economic incentive that will put Allied agents in position to compete for the most qualified labor and drivers in the industry, one of the biggest challenges facing movers today.
Tim Schneeman, general manager of Allied Van Lines, is encouraged by the agent support for Allied and the rebounding economy. We are confident this new contract will provide Allied agents with a competitive advantage to help their businesses grow responsibly for years to come, allowing agents and the van line to continue investing in capacity and quality to further differentiate Allied in the marketplace.