TIA Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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Matthew Evans | evans@tianet.org | 202.498.5919

AUGUST 10, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VA Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics industry, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill:

The United States Senate today passed the bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill on a 69-30 vote. Included in the final language passed by the Senate is $550 billion in needed funding for our traditional infrastructure projects, including money for roads, bridges, transit, Amtrak, and more.

“TIA is proud to support this bipartisan measure; the U.S. economy and supply chain deserve to have the best infrastructure and most robust surface transportation in the world,” noted Chris Burroughs, TIA Vice President of Government Affairs. “This legislation delivers on that goal, and with more the $11 billion dedicated to safety, TIA is proud to call upon the U.S. House of Representatives to pass this bill and for President Biden to sign it into law.”

Built into the legislation are three provisions TIA fully supports and is proud to present to its members. First, a provision that clarifies the role of a dispatch service in the supply chain. Second, language which asks for a full review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Consumer Complaint Database and the subsequent action taken by the Federal Government. Included in this review is a mandate to include brokers in the process. Finally, a new apprenticeship pilot program for under 21-year-old drivers seeks to increase the carrier selection pool. This is a huge issue in the supply chain as the driver shortage continues to hamper transportation.

TIA applauds the work of the bipartisan group of U.S. Senators that put partisan politics aside and delivered on a surface transportation reauthorization that addresses our crumbling infrastructure and provides much-needed legislative clarity for the 3PL and freight brokerage industries.

To hear more about this legislation and TIA’s positions, please watch the video below.


The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. To learn more about TIA, please call us at (703) 299-5700 or at www.tianet.org.

TIA Releases Updated Co-Broker Model Contract

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Matthew Evans | evans@tianet.org | 202.498.5919

JULY 22, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VA Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics industry, is pleased to announce the release of their updated Co-Broker Agreement. This updated contract is just one of the many model contracts offered exclusively to TIA Members via the Member Resource Library.

The TIA Contracts Committee began working on the updated model contract earlier this year to confirm the most relevant and recent contractual terms and conditions were reflected in the model agreement. There were additions made that focused on the current legal and insurance landscapes that directly affect the third-party logistics industry and TIA Members.

“TIA is honored to continue to provide these invaluable resources for our members, as a member benefit. I applaud the Contracts Committee and the leadership of Chairman James Lee for their tireless efforts in keeping these model agreements updated and relevant for our members,” stated Chris Burroughs, TIA Vice President of Government Affairs.

To view the latest version of the Co-Broker Agreement, please visit the member’s only section of the TIA website.


The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. To learn more about TIA, please call us at (703) 299-5700 or at www.tianet.org.

TIA Signs DOT Anti-Human Trafficking Pledge

Becomes Latest Industry Partner to Join DOT’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking Initiative

 

MAY 11, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, announced today that it has signed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking (TLAHT) pledge. In becoming a TLAHT signatory, TIA joins with our partners across the transportation industry to stop the flow of human trafficking.

“Human trafficking is an issue that transcends borders, race, gender, and politics; it is a global scourge that is often overlooked but demands attention and action,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “As the voice of the 3PL industry and a leader in the larger transportation ecosystem, it is incumbent upon us as an organization to provide our members with the education, tools, and resources needed to identify and prevent the further spread of this heinous crime. We are honored to stand with the DOT and the transportation industry in support of this momentous initiative.”

TIA made the announcement of its signing the TLAHT pledge during the Day 1 Opening Session of the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference in front of an audience of more than 300 virtual attendees from across the 3PL and freight brokerage industry. TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke was joined by Outgoing TIA Board Chair Brian Evans, CTB, in making the announcement to attendees.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation is proud to work, through its Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking Initiative, with the private and public sector across all modes of transportation on critical counter-trafficking efforts, including training front line workers to recognize and report possible instances of human trafficking,” said Julie Abraham, Director of the Office of International Transportation and Trade, whose office leads the Department’s human trafficking initiative.

With as many as 24.9 million men, women, and children sold into prostitution, domestic servitude, or other forced labor globally, human trafficking is one of the greatest atrocities of our time. While it may seem like a problem beyond our borders, human trafficking takes place every day in communities across America – rural, suburban, red, and blue.

“Through the strength of our unified 1,600 member companies, TIA is ready to meet the challenge and lend our network resources to eliminate human trafficking,” stated Brian Evans, CTB, Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors. “As we stand united in our efforts, we are honored to join the Department of Transportation, along with all other organizations, that are working tirelessly to combat this issue in the United States.”

Human traffickers are using America’s roadways, railways, waterways, and skies to traffic their victims. We cannot allow our transportation system to be an enabler in such awful acts. As part of TIA’s efforts in support of the TLAHT initiative, the Association will implement a five-prong approach in support of our pledge focused on leadership engagement, industry education and training, policy development, public awareness, and information sharing and analysis. To learn more about the TLAHT initiative, please visitwww.transportation.gov/TLAHT.

 


Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.
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