Movers Not Affected by Government Shutdown

While the shutdown of the federal government has negatively impacted many Americans since early last week, the moving industry remains relatively unscathed by the event.

The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reports that while many federal workers were furloughed, those deemed “essential” remain in their positions. Those include employees of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) because their salaries are paid from a source outside of an annual spending bill. That source is the Highway Trust Fund.

As for the military, all those in active-duty are considered “essential”, so movers can still perform their usual day-to-day activities if they are moving any military goods. GSA is also unaffected moving-wise.

If you’re one of our agents or are a part of the moving industry, please inform all involved of these updates.