The Florida Movers and Warehousemen's Association (FMWA) as formed in 1979 as a nonprofit trade association that includes household movers and warehouse services throughout the state of Florida. As providers of these services, we became concerned that the state legislature and other regulatory bodies were adopting inconsistent and sometimes unnecessary standards to govern our industry. Since our members ascribe to our comprehensive code of ethics and are committed to the highest standards, we believe that our voice is critical in shaping policies that protect the moving industry and its consumers, without adding unnecessary burden and cost to professional moves.
Since our formation, the FMWA has been recognized as being the "gold standard” of where to go for an honest, reputable mover. Because of our professional standards, which require proof of licensure, proof of insurance, attestation to our code of ethics, and a commitment to quality; FMWA members are trusted with the biggest and most sensitive moves, all the way to moving a few items from one room to another.
Benefits of membership in the FMWA include improving mover profitability through recognition of quality by potential customers through membership, as well as how to ensure compliance and avoid claims to keep costs down. Additionally, FMWA members have access to discounted worker's compensation coverage, legal advice, and employment law specialists. We also have discounted forms and marketing materials that make your business easier to run and more effective. Best of all, we have the experience of professional member movers with hundreds of years of combined know-how in the industry, who are willing to share the lessons that can only be learned through experience.
At this time, our membership includes owners and operators of more than a hundred moving companies located throughout Florida. Together we employ hundreds of administrators, dispatchers, drivers, packers, loaders, warehousemen, and other staff who provide more than one hundred thousand household moves annually. FMWA members are committed to delivering moving services safely and effectively, using the best technology and best trained people following tried and true practices.