AMSA Applauds Federal Regulators for Posting Recommendations
to Improve the Moving Experience
February 28, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Moving & Storage Association applauds the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for publishing the FAST Act HHG Working Group Report, which provides recommendations to the U.S. Department of Transportation around improving and simplifying the moving experience for consumers. The working group consisted of federal regulators and moving industry stakeholders, including representatives of the American Moving & Storage Association.
Key recommendations of the working group include:
- Reducing and simplifying the paperwork required of motor carriers and their customers for interstate transportation
- Condensing the FMCSA’s “Ready to Move?” publication into a format that can be more easily used by consumers
- Using state-of-the-art education techniques and technologies, including optimizing the use of the internet as an educational tool
“The efforts of the Working Group, and the information offered in support of the recommendations in this report, represent a strong step toward better arming consumers against scammers while streamlining certain regulations. We now urge regulators and Congress to act swiftly to implement these recommendations and thank all participants for their sustained effort towards these reforms,” said Vice President of Government Affairs Paul Milotte.
“We are pleased that the FMCSA has published the recommendations that we helped develop on behalf of the moving and storage industry. Now we need Congress and the Department of Transportation to implement these changes as we believe they will help educate consumers about the value of using a professional mover, as well as streamlining the paperwork requirements for consumers and movers on interstate moves,” said President and CEO Scott Michael.
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. The association has approximately 3,500 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.