What is AMSA?
AMSA is the non-profit trade association representing members of the professional moving industry based primarily in the United States. Its approximately 4,000 members consist of van lines, their agents, independent movers, forwarders, industry suppliers, and certain individuals and organizations (AMSA does not represent the self-storage industry).
AMSA administers the industry’s ProMover quality certification program, aimed at consumers. It offers its members professional training and certification and provides them with federal government representation, statistical industry reporting, arbitration services for loss or damage claims, safety and compliance guidance, federal government rate filing, professional conferences, public relations, publications, and annual safety and quality awards. It publishes a bimonthly magazine, Direction, and a quarterly data summary, Industry Trends.
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, AMSA is affiliated with 27 state moving associations and several international moving associations.
What is AMSA Pro Mover Certification important?
World Moving Systems are certified PRO MOVER’s under the Authority of the American Moving and Storage Association <AMSA>.
The American Moving & Storage Association launched a consumer protection and certification program called ProMover on January 1, 2009. This initiative is designed to fight imposters, known within the industry as “rogue operators,” by giving consumers an easy way to separate reputable, professional movers from con artists out to make a quick buck at their expense.
The ProMover program takes the worry and the hassle out of moving by helping consumers identify quality professional movers who subscribe to AMSA goals and by providing them with information and assistance with everything from finding a mover, to getting an estimate and packing tips, to understanding valuation and insurance.
In short why hire a pro-mover?
Millions of Americans have a safe, successful move each year with a certified ProMover. Here’s why you should hire one:
- Do-it-yourself costs add up quickly: truck and equipment rental (pads/dollies), boxes/tape/packing materials, fuel, your time and trouble, snacks for helpers
- You avoid unexpected problems: damage from lack of packing skills, personal injury, truck or van accidents
- Your possessions are handled with quality and care: professional packing and handling using the latest technology and advancements in packing materials
Trust your move to an expert – a ProMover. More than 2,800 movers have been certified. Worldwide Moving Systems is one of them!