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What is the ProMover Program and How Does it Work?

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Launched by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) in 2009, the ProMover program is designed to give people the peace of mind they deserve when getting ready to move. Trusting a moving company with your precious belongings can be a stressful experience, but that stress evaporates when you see that easily-recognizable ProMover logo on your mover's sleeve. That logo lets you know that your move is in the right hands and you can rest easy.

The number one aim of the ProMover program is to fight the spread of imposters and "rogue" movers who are out to take advantage of people when they are at their most vulnerable and scam them out of their money and sometimes even their belongings.

Not just any moving company can adorn themselves with the trusted ProMover seal however. Each moving company that wishes to align themselves with AMSA and the ProMover program must be subjected to a review of any felony convictions, verification of company ownership, a strict review of the company's website for any false advertising claims and the signing of an agreement to uphold all FMCSA and STB regulations, as well as the AMSA code of ethics.

" The ProMover program promotes ethical principles in the moving and storage industry and works with federal and state governments to mitigate unethical moving practices; it clearly separates professional movers from rogue operators masquerading as legitimate movers. "

With the launch of AMSA's ProMover program, customers now have a way to identify the reputable and reliable movers and separate them from the dishonest rogue movers only out for their own gain. Our ProMovers are there to help guide you every step of the way during your move, from getting estimates and finding a mover, to answering any pertinent questions you may have during the moving process and putting your mind at ease during a stressful and hectic time in your life.

Here are some quick tips on how you can avoid falling victim to a moving scam:

Check the company's track record – Look up a company's profile on the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints filed against it. You could also check http://www.movingscam.com to see the site's list of blacklisted moving companies.

Get an in-home estimate – You should always get an in-home estimate from any potential movers. This way, they can give you an accurate estimate for the cost of your move. If a company refuses to do so, they are likely to give you a low estimate and then charge you more on your moving day.

Make sure everything is documented – Any professional moving company will make sure every step of the moving process is well documented and that you have copies of all the paperwork. Should a company not provide you with these important details, then they are not operating according to industry standards.

Learn more about the ProMover program by visiting the official AMSA website page here.

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on April 12, 2012

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