AMSA Today – December 12, 2017

December 28, 2017 As we enter the holiday season and the final weeks of the year, I’d like to thank our staff for their hard work in 2017. I’d also like to thank the people who have volunteered their time to serve on the AMSA Board of Directors and the many committees that we use […]

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AMSA Today – November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017 I hope everyone has survived Thanksgiving last week, and especially the driving portion of the holiday. Adding millions of infrequent travelers to the nation’s highways during the holiday season always complicates travels, even for people in our industry who are used to being on the road. The industry lost a legend on […]

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Congress Must Protect the Privacy of People Moving Internationally, Says the American Moving & Storage Association

  November 17, 2017 ALEXANDRIA, VA — Americans moving to another country can have their personal information sold to third-party data brokers without their knowledge or consent, but Congress is now considering legislation to stop this from happening. Scott Michael, president and CEO, and Paul Milotte, vice president of government relations, of the American Moving & […]

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AMSA Today – November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 AMSA staff have been busy visiting with our members recently. I spoke at the Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates’ annual conference outside of Harrisburg, and also attended the Arpin, Wheaton|Bekins and National Van Lines conferences. AMSA was also represented at IAM, Atlas and the Southwest Movers Association. It has been great to […]

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AMSA Today – October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 Happy Halloween! I hope all of you enjoy the holiday today, and drive safely with lots of extra little ones walking the streets tonight. I want to make a special plug for the Leaders Program, our in-depth training program for future (or current) industry leaders. This 20-week course will walk you through […]

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Essential Apps to Help You Move

We all know moving can be one of the most stressful events in life. One thing to admit to yourself early and often is the mantra, “I’m going to need some help.” Feel better? Good. Nobody enjoys pulling up to their dream home feeling overwhelmed or unprepared, packing up their whole life just to unpack […]

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AMSA Today – October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 There is a lot of information in today’s bulletin, so be sure to read all the way through to learn about all that is happening in the moving and storage industry. On the advocacy front, the ELD mandate is fast approaching, so make sure that your drivers are prepared to be compliant […]

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4 Tips for Moving into a Smaller Space

More people are opting to downsize their homes, happily saying goodbye to a large house where maintenance is costly, the cleaning never ends and physical items seem to accrue magically in every corner and closet. Moving can be a great thing; however, it’s not always simple to get from your large home to a modest […]

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AMSA Today – October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017 In times of crisis, movers are always generous to step up and volunteer to help. We have seen that in great measure with the hurricanes in Houston, Florida and now Puerto Rico. But it’s also important to note that many movers also volunteer in their communities on a regular and ongoing basis. […]

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AMSA Today – September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 AMSA’s Director of Military Policy John Becker and I are at the military’s annual Personal Property Forum (PPF) today, and will meet with military leaders tomorrow at the so-called “Hotwash” debrief where each year we go over the lessons learned from the summer peak moving season. If you follow me on Twitter, […]

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