One of the most important ways that AMSA members can advocate for the moving and storage industry is through direct contact with their members of Congress. The AMSA Grassroots Advocacy Center is a one-stop shop where our members can take action on legislation or regulations impacting their businesses and our industry, get up-to-date news and information on advocacy issues, and share information with AMSA’s Government Affairs team so we can better represent our industry’s interests.
Legislative & Regulatory Priorities
Each year, the AMSA Government Affairs Committee identify the most important legislative and regulatory issues facing our industry. This priority list guides the AMSA Government Affairs team as they advocate for our industry in Congress and with executive branch agencies. This vital process serves as our core mission at AMSA; to make your companies safer, more efficient, and profitable. In 2019, AMSA will be pursuing: Hours-of-service regulatory reform for movers, clear and appropriate labor standards for our industry, streamlining existing consumer disclosure requirements, protection of your customer’s data privacy during international moves, enhanced enforcement of registration requirements on new entrants and industry disruptors, improvements to the DoD’s Defense Personal Property Program, and more.
The federal government is an important customer of the moving and storage industry, representing about one quarter of all interstate moves handled by professional movers each year. The vast majority are managed by the Department of Defense, as military service members and their families may be relocated every few years to a new duty station domestically or abroad. Civilian government employee relocations, including for the Department of State, are managed by the General Services Administration (GSA).