The Quest
January 2011 - Issue 70
Inside this issue:
ISF enforcement:
Where we are now

Disaster in Japan: Avalon assists in aid, BCP reminder

CBP updates: Bond insufficiency, new address for mailing checks

FMCSA elimination of Cargo Insurance, BMC-32 takes effect March 21
CSA motor carrier
ratings now in force

New ACORD form changes how logistics providers
verify insurance

Revised Incoterm rules
take effect

UAE joins ATA
Carnet system

Claims corner:
Worldwide Coverage





Core Value: Family & Community
One of Avalon’s core values is Family & Community. We value our work and strive to keep a balance between taking care of business and taking care of and spending time with loved ones. Avalon employees regularly gather outside of work for community service and charity activities, and we are proud to share their efforts with you:

Avalon Compassion Team
The Avalon Compassion Team (A.C.T.) was formed to coordinate volunteer opportunities both nationally and locally. A.C.T. members are fully committed to charitable events and helping the community. The group plans events each quarter, with additional opportunities throughout the year.

A.C.T. Mission Statement
To serve our community with compassion and “act” on behalf of others to make a difference.

A.C.T. Vision
To meet the needs of individuals and families and inspire others in our community to get involved.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation
A.C.T.’s first fundraising event took place on March 17 to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. Thanks to all who attended and pledged their support to the families and children who suffer from cancer. The event was full of fun and surprises, with head shaving, raffle tickets, silent auctions, painting faces and refreshments.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
In December, Avalon made a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on behalf of our employees, clients and business colleagues. We granted the wish of a 9-year-old boy with Chronic Respiratory Disease who wanted to go to Disney World. In 2001, just as a baby, Rodney was diagnosed with a fatal disease of the airways and other structures of the lung. Despite this painful disease, Rodney remains in high spirits and hopes for a bright future. During Christmas, Rodney and his family stayed at a villa at Give Kids the World Village, a special resort for children with medical conditions. To view a picture of Rodney from his trip and read more about his story, please click here.

Join us at TIA's Annual Convention for a 5k Fun Run/Walk
Avalon is proud to sponsor TIA's 5k Fun Run/Walk to benefit the TIA Foundation. If you're heading to Orlando for the conference, get ready to join us on Friday morning for a brisk walk/run or come cheer participants on! A $50 entry fee ($30 is tax deductible) covers your t-shirt and supports the TIA Foundation and the charity of choice of the 2010 3PL Samaritan Award winner. Click here to register.

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