American Moving & Storage Association Commends Passage of Highway Bill in Key Senate Committee
June 25, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Moving & Storage Association represents professional moving companies nationwide and serves as the home of the ProMover certification program. Scott Michael, president and CEO, comments on passage of the DRIVE Act—Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy—by a unanimous vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.
“The American Moving & Storage Association has been urging Congress to pass a long-term highway bill that includes higher levels of funding for highways and bridges across the country. We are pleased the Senate committee has taken bipartisan action to increase spending on these much-needed investments in infrastructure. Our members operate a fleet of more than 100,000 trucks and other vehicles. Their workplace is our nation’s roads, and they and their customers ought to have a safe, robust transportation system.
While the American Moving & Storage Association supports the Senate’s efforts to pass a highway bill with increased funding levels, we are concerned about the proposed revisions to the Interstate tolling pilot program. We look forward to working with the committee to address those concerns. Highway users should not have to pay a toll when using the Interstate Highway System, and we oppose any further increase in tolling, which disproportionately affects moving company operations.
While this is a positive step forward, we know there is a long road ahead. Now is the time for Congress to pass a highway bill that helps fund the future growth of our great nation.”
The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), home of the ProMover program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.