An ATA-certified Pro Mover takes the worry and stress out of moving

What to Look for When Choosing a Mover


Whether you are moving down the street, across the country or around the world, choosing a professional mover for your next move or relocation can help you save money and reduce stress.

Do-it-yourself costs, unexpected problems and the worry that comes from not knowing if your possessions are being handled with quality and care can make an already stressful situation even worse.  First, take the worry and hassle out of your next move or relocation with an American Trucking Associations (ATA)-certified ProMover.

The ATA ProMover certification is your assurance that you are working with a reputable, professional mover. Prior to obtaining ProMover certification, a moving company must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergo and pass an extensive background check
  • Be an ATA member in good standing for at least 18 months
  • Submit two letters of reference from other current ATA ProMover members or from state moving associations that are recognized by ATA
  • Submit a signed ProMover signatory agreement requiring that the mover adheres to ATA’s code of ethics at all times

All interstate ProMovers are subject to an annual review to ensure continued compliance with ATA’s certification requirements.

There’s more to your move than just getting there. Furthermore, you’re starting the next chapter of your life, which means you’re moving the memories and belongings that helped get you there. Whether it’s a new home, a new job or a new office space, you want a mover that will protect your possessions.

Hiring an ATA-certified ProMover provides the best protection. ATA’s ProMover seal stands for honest and ethical business practices. And it means a company’s movers are professional and trained. All ProMovers are:

  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Meet high standards for safety and professionalism
  • Highly rated by the Better Business Bureau

To help you choose the best mover for your next move or relocation, we’ve compiled the following list of questions:

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