Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Presents 3PL Leadership Awards

The lead legislative sponsors on the Transportation & Logistics Hiring Reform Act recognized

by the third-party logistics industry.

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 20, 2017 - - Robert Voltmann, TIA’s President and CEO, the TIA Board of Directors, and 1700 TIA members recently awarded both Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Congressman John Duncan (R-TN/2nd) the 2017 TIA 3PL Congressional Leadership Award.

Senator Fischer and Congressman Duncan have been the champions for the industry and lead sponsors on
the Transportation & Logistics Hiring Reform Act, which would create a national hiring standard that would simplify and ensure a Federal standard for the hiring of safe motor carriers. The legislation would enhance interstate commerce and promote safety within the transportation marketplace.

Senator Fischer and Congressman Duncan both understand the importance of moving this important legislative measure to the President’s desk because industry stakeholders currently are too often asked to second-guess the FMCSA in determining which carriers are safe to operate. There is not currently any federal standard for duty of care to ensure the selection of motor carriers that meet the necessary minimum requirements to operate on our nation’s highways.

“TIA applauds Senator Fischer and Congressmen Duncan for their continued leadership, and for introducing and backing the Transportation & Logistics Hiring Reform Act,” said Robert Voltmann, President and CEO, TIA.  

“With over 550,000 active motor carriers operating in interstate commerce, and over 85% of those motor carriers being unrated, this is an opportunity for Congress to reinforce highway safety while promoting and clarifying a single federal standard for interstate commerce,” stated Voltmann as he continued, “The Transportation & Logistics Hiring Reform Act improves existing FMCSA safety rating and licensing processes, helps small business across America, and improves the overall safety of the transportation industry.”

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About Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

Since 1978, TIA has been recognized as the trusted voice of the $166.1 Billion third-party logistics industry.  TIA members are able to establish and protect, ethical, profitable, and growing businesses in service to their customers. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA. www.tianet.org