Professional Movers Head to Congress for Moving Day on the Hill
September 10, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – More than 100 owners and executives from moving companies both large and small will visit with members of Congress during Moving Day on the Hill, Thursday, Sept. 17. This annual event, hosted by the American Moving & Storage Association, brings together industry leaders and stakeholders from across the country who will urge Congress to pass a long-term highway funding bill and strengthen consumer protections for household goods moves.
“The American Moving & Storage Association strongly supports congressional action on the DRIVE Act to fully fund badly-needed investments in the nation’s bridges and roads,” said Scott Michael, president and CEO. “Our members operate a fleet of over 100,000 trucks and other vehicles that drive tens of millions of miles each year. Their workplace is our nation’s highways, and they ought to have a robust transportation system so they can do their jobs safely and successfully.”
Members attending Moving Day on the Hill will focus on several legislative priorities, including:
Supporting a long-term highway reauthorization bill, including the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22), which provides higher funding levels for infrastructure projects.
Supporting a permanent rollback of the commercial driver hours-of-service 34-hour restart rule, which allows drivers greater flexibility to rest at more convenient times with no adverse impact on safety.
Establishing a household goods consumer protection working group that reduces the paperwork burden on consumers and improves the educational materials given to consumers during an interstate household goods move.
Supporting the nationwide fight against moving fraud.
“The American Moving & Storage Association fights to roll back harmful regulations that unnecessarily increase costs on businesses while harming job growth and the ability to hire new workers,” said Dan Veoni, vice president of government affairs. “At the same time, we support strong consumer protections and our federal partners in removing criminals from the industry.”
The American Moving & Storage Association represents national van lines, independent movers and industry suppliers—a $16 billion industry with 7,000 companies employing more than 122,000 people—and serves as the home of the ProMover certification program, which screens and certifies movers that meet high standards of professionalism. Find a nearby certified ProMover at Moving.org.
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The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification 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.