In today's blog about the 10 important things to consider when getting a moving quote, we will be discussing the importance of the American Moving & Storage Association. Before you hire a moving company to carry out your move, you should always check to see if they are a member of the A.M.S.A. This is another simple but important step toward making sure your move is handled with the utmost quality and care.
The American Moving & Storage Association was established in 1936 as a non-profit trade association and it consists of more than 4,000 local and out-of-state movers. It is our recommendation that you only hire a mover that is an A.M.S.A. member, in an effort to avoid dealing with disreputable moving companies. There are a couple of different ways you can check to see if your mover is A.M.S.A. certified. Most companies who are A.M.S.A. members will have a badge posted on their website indicating their membership. The most fool-proof way to check their status however, is to visit the A.M.S.A. website and view their list of ProMovers.
The A.M.S.A. puts all of its members through a secure screening process at either the state or federal level, and they coordinate with the Better Business Bureau as well. The A.M.S.A. also has its own code of ethics that each member is sworn in under, to ensure they operate in a professional manner. For all of its interstate members, the A.M.S.A has a secondary membership program and they are subject to annual background checks. You can rest assured that if the mover you are in contact with is A.M.S.A. certified, that they are safe, reliable and will go the extra mile to meet all of your moving and storage needs.
Simply put, the A.M.S.A. can act as a safety net of sorts for you and your family while you plan your next move. Of course you should still conduct your own research when hiring a mover, but by choosing a mover that is an A.M.S.A. member, you eliminate a lot of the big questions about experience, performance and fair business practices. For more information about the American Moving & Storage Association or to look up any of their members, visit moving.org today.