Prior to 1969 the moving industry went unregulated in New Jersey and as a result of not having a standardized set of rules and regulations many companies were allowed to operation unprofessionally and with unethical business practices. There was no reliable place for a consumer to check on the reputation of the company they considered hiring. In 1969 legislators passed the ‘Public Movers Act’ which required all movers to be licensed, obtain minimum insurance and register with the State.
Although a great start to protecting consumers and saving the reputation of an entire industry, there were still many companies who wanted to do more to eliminate the number of unethical movers. In an effort to elevate themselves further and to add an additional layer of trust, a group of individuals from various moving companies across the State decided to band together and form the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association. They set ethical guidelines based on honesty, safety and compliance with regulations that all movers must accept if they wished to join the association. Today, the NJWMA website has become the most trusted source for consumers to research movers in their area.
NJWMA pre-screens all associate mover members to verify their license and insurance is current. They also ensure there aren’t outstanding judgements or issues with the Division of Consumer Affairs. The majority of NJWMA movers are family owned and operated, hire local workers and offer support to the communities they serve. They participate in many community based programs that encourage benevolent work such as collecting food for Move for Hunger; and delivering wreaths at Christmas time for Wreaths Across America.
You can be sure the members listed here are licensed, reputable and professional and can responsibly handle both local and long-distance moves. Our unbiased approach of not recommend one company over another provides you with accurate and up to date information you can trust and gives you the tools you need to educate yourself on things like industry terms and insurance coverage.
The Officers and Directors of NJWMA are key employees or owners of local moving & storage companies who volunteer their time to provide direction and support. All past and present board members have been instrumental in elevating this association’s credentials to the highly-respected level of recognition we now enjoy from State and Federal regulators.