Today, the American Trucking Associations announced the launch of ProMover – a certification for moving companies. The program will provide a space for consumers to choose a certified professional and responsible moving company with confidence. The new program comes as ATA launches a new online resource center for consumers preparing to move.

“We are launching ProMover so consumers can be assured they are choosing a mover dedicated to safely and professionally handling their most prized possessions,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “ATA has made a commitment to the moving industry, and the ProMover program is a demonstration of that commitment – not just to moving companies, but to consumers.”

Carriers wishing to get ProMover certified, will commit to exceeding a number of ethical and professional standards, subject to annual review.

“For many people, moving is a very stressful time,” said ATA Moving and Storage Conference Chairman Marc Rogers, president and CEO of UniGroup. “Some of that stress can be relieved by selecting a company certified by ProMover, knowing they have picked a reputable, ethical and professional company to handle their move.”

In addition to ProMover, ATA is also launching, a one-stop shop for consumers looking for information selecting a mover, what to do if they’ve been subjected to fraud by a moving company and handy tips on how best to move.

“Spring and summer are among the busiest times to move,” Rogers said. “The new website, coupled with the new ProMover certification program, will help people make informed decisions about moving.”