If you’ve ever done research into hiring a moving company then the odds are that you’ve stumbled upon references to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). More than just a group of American moving and storage companies, AMSA is the national trade association for the United States’ professional moving industry.
Based out of Washington, D.C., the mission of AMSA is to fully represent the interests of the moving and storage industry while helping the customers that it serves. Representing over 4,100 members nationwide, AMSA includes companies offering international, interstate, intrastate and local moving services, as well as storage providers and industry suppliers. (Aren’t sure about the differences between interstate, intrastate and local moves? Read more about it here.)
As the national representative for the moving industry, AMSA works hard to protect the number one interest of all moving and storage companies – the customer. AMSA supports government regulations and policies that help to protect the consumer while allowing members to provide quality services at competitive prices.
A great example of AMSA’s customer-first mindset is the ProMover program. Created in 2009, this new consumer protection and certification program is designed to assist customers by helping them to identify quality professional movers. To become certified as a ProMover, AMSA screens company owners for felony convictions, verifies company ownership, reviews each company’s website for improper or illegal advertising and ensures that each company has a “satisfactory” or better rating with the Better Business Bureau.
We here at E.E Ward are proud to be both an AMSA member and ProMover-certified company.
For more about AMSA, visit their website.