A message to DOD Personnel and their Families:
Like many sectors, labor challenges in the moving and storage industry are driving tighter-than-normal capacity in the Defense Personal Property Program. These challenges are compounded by competition with non-DOD clients (like corporate and residential customers) vying for the same services. In many locations, DOD personnel must wait upwards of four to six weeks for available moving crews. Demand is similarly high for rental trucks and storage containers used by customers interested in a Personally Procured Move. Senior leaders across the DOD’s Personnel and Logistics communities are aware of the issues and are exploring options to solve relocation-related problems for military families.
Steps you can take:
In no case should a customer feel compelled to conduct a Personally Procured Move. Similarly, no customer should feel compelled to leave family members behind to handle a household goods move on their own.