Programs

Pinnacle Mover Program

Pinnacle Mover Program

A certification program developed by the Southwest Movers Association specifically for the moving industry. The primary goal of the program is to promote and recognize professional competence and adherence to ethical standards on the part of movers.

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Educational Programs

Educational Programs

SMA provides educational workshops and seminars throughout the year to enhance professionalism for its members.


Safety and Compliance Program

Safety and Compliance Program

Associate member Tom Herrick has created an online training program that focuses on the safety of the customer, the safety of the mover employee as well as the equipment used, the moving vehicle and the customers’ residence. Blog or email Tom at tomaherrick@yahoo.com.

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Consumer Complaint Resolution Program

Consumer Complaint Resolution Program

Effective in 1999, the consumer complaint resolution program once legislatively assigned to SMA was moved over to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Because SMA took that role for a while, complaints are still received from consumers. When the mover is a member of SMA, the staff of SMA gives the mover a courtesy call about receiving the complaint. Complaints about non-members are referred directly to TxDMV.


Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The leadership of SMA took a big step forward in 2000 with the scholarship program by forming the SMA Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building a long-term funding source for our industry’s education programs. Contributions to the foundation are fully tax deductible.

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Certification Program

Certification Program

SMA members receive their Certified Movers Professional (CMP) and Certified Claims Analysis (CCA) through the American Moving and Storage Association.


Convention Seminars

Conference Seminars

Southwest Movers Association sponsors an annual conference and exposition in different locations throughout the state. The conference offers many training and technology seminars at the convention. The two day conference allows participants to take advantage of all seminars as well as other on-going activities. The conference offers a unique opportunity for networking and socializing with your peers.

Conference & Tradeshow

SMA holds its annual conference and trade show in September each year. Two other meetings, open to all SMA members are held in early spring and in July.

Annual Conference

SMA’s conference and trade show is a three-day educational event held in September of each year. This event offers a unique opportunity for members to spend time together learning, sharing ideas and participating in educational seminars, scheduled sports and social activities.

Trade Show

The trade show is held in conjunction with the conference, annual meeting of members. Exhibitors displaly what is new in “after-market” services and products with optimum networking opportunities. The show enables members to renew contacts and see what’s new in products and services for the moving industry. Activities are scheduled in the exhibit hall to increase exposure.


Intrastate Texas Max 3B Tariff

Intrastate Texas Max 3B Tariff

Available only to SMA members. The household goods Tariff Max 3B issued effective November 1, 2008 did not experience increases in the rate levels. Generally, it was an overall update to the wording in the tariff. The Tariff Max 3B provides maximum rates and charges for the transportation of household goods as defined by the Texas Transportation Code Chapter 643. The tariff along with updates can be purchased only from SMA and only by a member of SMA. Max 3B is on file with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles as the lawful rates of SMA member participating carriers.


Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger

Southwest Movers Association works in conjunction with Move For Hunger, a non-profit that partners with moving companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food during the moving process and deliver it to local food banks.

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