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Robert Voltmann's Letter to Members - Click here to read Robert Voltmann, TIA's President & CEO, latest letter to the members.

New Logistics Focused MBA - TIA Announces Partnership - TIA and the William Loveland College have announced an agreement to offer a new Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in logistics.

Guidance for Potential Port Disruption - Tuesday, June 24th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued procedures for a possible trade disruption that could cause major delays and diversions of vessel cargo arriving and departing from West Coast ports. These disruptions will occur unless the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports along the West Coast, agree on a new contract. The current contract between the Union and the Maritime Association will expire on June 30th.

TIA Veteran Initiative - Since February 2013, TIA has been working to help returning and disabled veterans find gainful employment with member companies across the nation. TIA has enlisted over 70 member companies in more that 30 states to help hire our returning warriors. We are proud to announce an ambitious new goal for this program. By the end of 2014, it is TIA's goal to have 100 veterans hired by our member firms.

Upcoming Events

TIA 2015 Capital Ideas Exhibition - Register now to exhibit at the once-a-year opportunity to interact with representatives from the best 3PLs throughout North America and abroad.

Government Affairs

California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations - The CARB TRU ATCM regulation affecting brokers who hire and contract reefer units traveling on California Highways and the CARB SmartWay regulation that affects California based brokers who hire and contract with 53ft trailers (both dry van and reefer) and the heavy duty tractors that haul them. These requirements for brokers took effect on January 1, 2013. Please visit the TIA Government Affairs webpage for more information.

MAP-21 Provision on Separation of Motor Carrier and Brokerage Authority - On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4348, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or MAP-21. One of the provisions of MAP-21 requires the separation of motor carrier authority and brokerage authority. The language specifically promulgates to the Agency that an entity must be registered under a distinctive registration number for each such authority they are registered for. Please visit the Government Affairs website for more information.


A Broker's Introduction to Intermodal Transportation - Developed by intermodal experts, this course focuses mainly on domestic and transborder intermodal transportation involving at least one rail leg.

Certified Transportation Broker - The industry’s only individual professional certification!

Ethics in Transportation Brokerage - Are you up to date on the current ethical issues impacting transportation?

Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services - The Marketing Strategy Course for Freight Brokers

New Broker Course - TIA members invented the freight brokering industry. If you want the best course, learn from the best in the industry.

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TIA 3PL Market Report - Looking for Key Performance Metrics about the 3PL industry? TIA's 3PL Market Report is a comprehensive report on trends and practices, providing a representative understanding of what is happening.

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