Highway Bill Will Ensure Much-Needed Investments in Infrastructure, Support Job Growth in Trucking Industry
November 6, 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 passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
"The American Moving & Storage Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on passing a bipartisan, long-term highways and transit reauthorization bill that would fund much-needed investments in our nation's bridges and roads. We urge the House and Senate to immediately proceed to conference so that they can work out their differences and send a final version of the legislation to the president for his signature before the November 20 expiration of the current law.
The American Moving & Storage Association represents nearly 4,000 movers who help millions of people move to new homes each year. We believe this bill will ensure that they have access to a modern transportation system that will help them make their move safely and successfully.
We also support the House for removing unnecessary and burdensome regulations that hurt job growth and stifle the flow of goods on the nation's highway system. The bill removes flawed CSA scores from public view, establishes a household goods working group to reduce the paperwork burden on consumers, creates a pilot program for younger drivers to learn to drive commercial vehicles in interstate commerce, and protects federal preemption of interstate commerce from attack. We strongly urge the House to retain these critical provisions in conference and for Congress to pass a final long-term spending bill as soon as possible."
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.