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Thanks for looking us up at our address before you move to yours. Whether you're moving around the country or around the world, you'll find this site packed with information you can use.

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Featured Certified Moving Consultant (CMC)
AMSA acknowledges Mr. Chester Stockman Jr. for over 30 years of service as a Certified Moving Consultant. He began his career in the Moving & Storage industry in 1973 as an estimator with Chipman Moving & Storage Company. Soon after, he became Sales Manager and Certified Moving Consultant within the same year. In 1984 he left Chipman and started a business in Pleasantville CA named “Moving Consultants”. In 1987, Mr. Stockman returned to the moving industry and joined Peeters Transportation Co. as a Branch Manager. With over 30 years experience as a Sales Manager, and CMC Consultant, he is now retired but continue to work as an estimator part time. He also loves to spend time with his three grandchildren, family, and friends.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT the provisions and requirements outlined on this website apply only to regulated interstate movers.
Local, intrastate and commercial zone movers may have different requirements from those described herein.

Warning: Unethical movers who are not members of AMSA or movers who do not participate in our Certified Mover
Program sometimes display our logos on their websites without our permission-DON'T BE FOOLED! Be sure to call our
Membership Department at 703-683-7410 or e-mail at to verify their participation before deciding to use
a mover that displays our logos.

IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND that there are many Internet sites promoting companies that either arrange
moves (brokers) or provide lists of referral's to movers for a fee (the fee is paid to you, the mover, or sometimes by both
you and your mover) after you have completed on-line inventory of the items you wish to move. While some of these
companies may require that their advertisers(brokers or movers) comply with consumer protection regulations of the
Federal Government, most do not. So, be careful. Don't assume that just because a company is shown on the Internet,
that they are a legitimate and reputable moving company.

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American Moving and Storage Association
1611 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-7410 | Fax:(703) 683-7527
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