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American Moving & Storage Association Applauds Introduction of Long-Term Highway Spending Bill by U.S. House Committee




October 16, 2015


 

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Moving & Storage Association represents national van lines, independent movers and industry suppliers, and serves as the home of the ProMover certification program. Scott Michael, president and CEO, comments on today’s introduction and scheduled markup of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“The American Moving & Storage Association applauds Chairman Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for working on a long-term reauthorization bill that would fund important investments in our nation’s highways and bridges. Our nation desperately needs a long-term vision for the future and we look forward to working with the committee to move this much-needed bill through Congress.

Professional moving companies operate a fleet of more than 100,000 trucks, vans and other vehicles every day across the country. This bill will help ensure that they and their customers have a safe, modern transportation system in the future.

It is also important that Congress remove unnecessary and burdensome regulations that hurt job growth and stifle the flow of goods on our nation’s highway network. We strongly urge Congress to pass a long-term spending bill as soon as possible.”

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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.