Vanliner, rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, is a full-service property and casualty insurer for the moving and storage industry, doing business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Vanliner Insurance Company* has made loss control a top priority since its first day of operation. The goal of the Loss Control Department is to promote this same safety culture throughout our customer base.

Vanliner Insurance Company (VANLINER) is happy to announce it is now working with the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) to deliver affordable, online office moving training designed specifically for movers, sales, marketing, admin, and customer service staff.

Why are they joining forces with IOMI? By working with IOMI, they are fulfilling another step towards their goal of promoting best-in-class movers who recognize the advantages of being insured by a company that understands their business needs. In addition to “Office Moving” fundamentals, IOMI’s on-demand courses cover:

• How to grow your revenue
• How to quote jobs, book moves and most importantly, make money
• How to run jobs so they finish on time for the price quoted
• How to minimize the risk of damage to furniture, copiers, and computers
• How to minimize the risk of damage to doors, floors, walls, and elevators
• How to minimize the risk of workers’ comp claims

Online office moving classes are available online 24/7, accessible from any desktop or mobile device for one year.

For more information, see or contact Ed Katz, 404.358.2172,

*A National Interstate Company and member of Great Insurance Company Group

The International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) is not an alliance, a trade association, or a moving company, but an independent, unbiased office moving resource and training organization beholden to no one. We accept no advertising. The links from within our pages to other web sites are reciprocal.

For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on as a steadfast source of best practices. We advocate, and through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), teach:

• Minimizing the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors and elevators during your move.
IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best practice methods for installing extensive building protection.

• Minimizing the risk of damage to furniture and computers during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best-practice methods for wrapping every monitor, printer, CPU, server, and copier with two layers of anti-static bubble wrap (with the bubbles facing the bubbles) instead of pad-wrapping computers with filthy furniture pads.

• Timing is of the essence on your office move. If your mover doesn’t finish the job on time, it can cost your company thousands of dollars of nonproductive downtime. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn an estimating formula that’s based upon man-hours instead of the unreliable method typically used on household moves that’s based on weight.

The IOMI® proprietary estimating formula is uncannily accurate because it factors in not only volume but the unique logistics of both the building you’re moving from and to.

Why hire an IOMI®
Certified Office Mover®?

1. On time for the price quoted

One of the biggest complaints about movers is that they often badly underestimate the cost of a move and then don’t finish on time. An International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)-trained mover learns a formula for accurately estimating cost. By calculating the number of trucks and movers for how long, IOMI® Certified Office Movers® can base estimates on man-hours, volume, and logistics, and not weight, which household movers typically use when quoting an office move. As a result, the chances of a move completing on time for the price quoted is greatly improved.

2. Minimize risk of damage

IOMI® Certified Office Movers® learn the latest techniques to minimize risk of damage to furniture and computers, and are trained in extensive building protection to minimize risk of damage to carpet, walls, doors, and door jambs.

3. Minimize downtime

There is a better way! IOMI® Certified Office Movers® understand that their customers can’t afford to shut down operations during a move, and are trained in techniques to keep client employees working. Many IOMI® graduates offer the “boxless” move — moving the contents in the furniture instead of the contents and the furniture.

Learn More About Becoming An
IOMI® Certified Office Mover®
Call 404-358-2172