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August 25, 2010

AURORA, Colo. — Recently, the Graebel Companies, Inc. released a white paper to its clients regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association’s (FMCSA) new Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) that is currently being tested prior to nationwide rollout. The pilot program is being tested in nine states, including Colorado where Graebel is one of the trial participants.


FMCSA plans to roll out their new CSA nationwide in Spring 2011. This new safety methodology will hold both carriers and drivers accountable for safety performance. Carriers and drivers will be evaluated on a monthly basis using seven safety performance categories called Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). FMCSA will issue a warning and establish a timeline for corrective action for any carrier or driver who receives a deficient score. If the problem persists, FMCSA may take measures as extreme as leveraging penalties or shutting down a carrier.


Graebel takes a proactive approach to safety and risk management, resulting in near perfect, on-time interstate pick-up and delivery performance. As a charter member of the American Moving & Storage Association’s (AMSA) ProMoverSM program, which helps relocation professionals and individuals identify professional and legitimate moving companies, Graebel is dedicated to delivering value and high quality moving and storage services.  As a private and wholly owned organization, Graebel maintains strict control over its standards of operation, household goods service performance, equipment maintenance requirements, and eco-friendly practices.  Consequently, Graebel delivers stress-free and best-in-class moving and storage services. Based on FMCSA’s current system, SafeStat®, Graebel has the best inspection selection score for major van lines during 2010 peak moving season. 


“Our entire team – from our professional drivers, to our safety department, to our operations and fleet management – comprise the backbone of our organization,” explained Bill Graebel, chief executive officer of the Graebel Companies, Inc. “We are fortunate to have conscientious, accountable, and effective people who are helping us achieve our goal of being the safest and most reliable carrier in America.”


About Graebel Companies, Inc. (

Graebel is a global relocation company that provides worldwide relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, move management and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a wholly owned, privately held company boasting a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology and processes, and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100. Graebel Relocation was honored with first-place among relocation companies in the 'HRO Today' 2010 Baker's Dozen. 2010 marks the 60th anniversary for Graebel in the relocation and moving industry. To learn more visit: