Please note: All committee meetings, except for the AMSA Executive Committee meeting, are open to all attendees.
Communications Advisory Committee
The Communications Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of marketing and communications experts from member companies. The committee advises AMSA on industry communications and public relations programs and initiatives. During the meeting, attendees will brainstorm ideas to enhance the industry’s image, how to promote off-peak season moves via digital media, how members and AMSA can better promote the ProMover program and the committee’s goals for the coming year.
40 Below Committee
40Below is a networking group for AMSA members who are under the age of 40. We exist to help one another grow within our careers and give voice to the future leaders of this industry. The goals of the group include education through mentoring and webinars, supporting the community through charitable events, and innovation through group led discussion of industry challenges at AMSA events. The committee will be discussing and scheduling educational opportunities for the group through Facebook Live, which will be a combination of efforts through members and mentors. Also on the agenda will be the annual Bike Build event to take place at AMSA’s 2020 conference in Orlando, FL.
The Education Committee helps determine the educational needs of all levels of membership as identified through assessments and surveys as well as identifies or develops resources and delivery modalities to address those needs. The committee also assesses current educational offerings and partnerships and monitors the ongoing effectiveness of all educational activities. Finally, the committee makes recommendations on the best delivery systems, including training manuals, virtual learning, instructor-led events, and AMSA’s annual conference.
Moving & Storage Institute (MSI) Board Meeting
The MSI is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Those include developing research, discussions and exchanges of information to support a better understanding of the transportation and warehousing of household goods, and to make this information available to government officials and the general public. The MSI also: supports individuals in the industry, allowing them to increase their knowledge of best practices and methods; supports and develops educational materials, and conducts educational activities; and awards scholarships annually to benefit the families of individuals in the industry and those who pursue a career in an area of business that will have an impact on the field of household goods moving and storage.
Safety Management Committee
This committee’s primary focus is on safety-related regulatory and legislative issues that affect the moving and storage industry. The committee consists of mainly safety and operations leaders from member companies, but all are welcome to attend and participate. For this meeting, attendees will discuss current regulations as well as FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse that takes effect on 1/6/2020, and receive an update on the hours-of-service (HOS) reform. The committee will also review and go over the Fleet Safety Award criteria.
This committee focuses on the labor shortage for the industry in general, including diversity, inclusion and retention. During the meeting, the committee will discuss the potential for an AMSA job board to aid in recruitment, discuss training opportunities for existing employees on providing customer service and empathy training and look at community college/trade school partnerships for finding non-skilled workers.
The primary focus of the committee is to evaluate and support supplier member recruitment and retention efforts. Additionally, the committee plays an integral role in the review of conference-related policies affecting supplier members. The committee will review highlights from the 2019 exhibitor/sponsor conference survey and provide suggestions and feedback for improvement of the 2020 annual conference. In addition, the committee will be reviewing the committee leadership requirements and application form, plus sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising opportunities for the 2020 annual conference will be revealed at the committee meeting.
Independent & Small Movers Committee
The committee’s goals are to help develop your business through education and networking and provide the independent and small movers a voice within AMSA. This meeting is open to all attendees. The committee will review the final schedule for the upcoming Independent & small Movers Conference in Herndon, VA. In addition, the committee will be preparing the agenda for the next meeting at the AMSA Education Conference & Expo in Orlando.
ProMover Brand Oversight Committee
The ProMover Brand Oversight Committee (PBOC) focuses on setting the membership standards and criteria for AMSA membership, as well as protecting the ProMover and AMSA brands. During this meeting, PBOC will review the results of the 2018 annual membership review, the current status of illegal usage of AMSA logos on the internet, and the change to ProMover certification standards, requiring all new ProMover’s to have a BBB rating of “B” or higher, starting Sept. 1, 2018.
Government Affairs Committee
This Committee considers a broad range of regulatory and legislative issues impacting the moving and storage industry. On the regulatory front, the Committee will receive an update on the Household Goods (HHG) Working Group recommendations to streamline industry paperwork requirements. We will also give a recap of AMSA’s public comments to the FMCSA on: Hours-of-Service (HOS) reform, California’s Meal-and-Rest rules, Broker Financial Requirements, and HHG Paperwork Collection requirements. On the legislative front, the Committee will be briefed on AMSA’s ongoing efforts to protect your customers’ data privacy and business’ reputation by building support for the Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act. The Committee will also discuss ongoing efforts, in the wake of the Dynamex decision, to protect the independent contractor model and receive a state-of-play on Capitol Hill. Finally, the Committee will be briefed on proposed reforms to the H-2B visa system and how they might affect our industry.
Government Traffic Committee
This committee discusses issues concerning the Department of Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) and the impact on the moving and storage industry. For this meeting, attendees will get an update on the status of the US TRANSCOM Executive Working Group as well as the progress of the development of the MyMove system. In addition, they will discuss a Peak Season review, upcoming limited Open Season for the northern tier area, and an update on Base Access/Real ID issues.
The AMSA Board of Directors meets at the end of the event and receives reports from each of the committees about their activity. The board is responsible for establishing the policies of the association.