Government Affairs

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One of the Transportation Intermediaries Association's (TIA) core activities is to serve as the voice of TIA Members and the 3PL industry before Congress and federal regulators and agencies.

TIA's dedicated Government Affairs team works diligently to educate, inform, and guide Members of Congress and their staff on a range of issues, regulations, topics, and themes important to our members and the industry as a whole. 

TIA's Government Affairs team also works closely with federal regulators, including the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as with industry groups such as the American Truckers Association (ATA) to collectively find common-sense solutions to issues facing the transportation industry.

QUESTIONS? To learn more about TIA's advocacy and government affairs efforts or join one of our policy committees - please contact advocacy@tianet.org.

2021 PRO Act Email Signature

This is a call to action to every member that values the freedom to run their business as they see fit. With the PRO Act (H.R. 842), we are facing the most anti-business legislation of the 117th Congress. The legislation is essentially a shopping list for the labor unions and is anti-worker flexibility, anti-business, and anti-independent contractors. 

  • Click to submit an automated letter to your Senators urging them to "VOTE NO ON PRO."
  • Click to download a copy of TIA's "NO ON PRO" fact sheet.
  • Click to read TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke's March 11, 2021 letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to "VOTE NO ON PRO."
  • Click to read TIA's recent public comments on our opposition to the PRO Act.
  • Click to read H.R. 842 (The PRO Act)
2021 - On the Hill Newsletter Header

This TIA On The Hill newsletter provides TIA Members with a weekly update on the happenings on Capitol Hill and in the Biden-Harris Administration. The newsletter will explain how TIA is advocating for you on various legislative and regulatory issues.

If there are specific issues that you would like to see addressed in this newsletter, please contact advocacy@tianet.org.

NEWS & UPDATES:

TIA Signs DOT Anti-Human Trafficking Pledge
By NHUMPHREY | May 12, 2021

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 […]

Workers Compensation Issues on the Rise
By NHUMPHREY | September 15, 2020

TIA has received feedback from multiple Members recently about the State of New York cracking down on workers’ compensation rights for owner-operators, which is part of a larger effort by […]

Down the Road, the 117th Congress and Transportation
By NHUMPHREY | September 15, 2020

Scott Marks | Government Affairs Manager | TIA The 2nd session of the 116th Congress has been a whirlwind, packed with a marathon markup of a $2 trillion infrastructure package, COVID-19 response […]

DOL Notice Of Increase Minimum Wage For Those Individuals Involved In Contracts With The Government
By NHUMPHREY | September 8, 2020

Scott Marks | Government Affairs Manager | TIA February 12, 2014: President Barack Obama signs and issues Executive Order 13658. This order raises the wages of those individuals who are used to […]

Blog 6 – GSA Drops Major National Security Rule, TIA Members Are Affected
By NHUMPHREY | August 25, 2020

Scott Marks | Government Affairs Manager | TIA Starting August 13, 2020, members will no longer be able to both enter into contracts for service with the government and have in their […]

AB5: Pending Compliance for Uber and Lyft could impact operations in the State
By EVANS@TIANET.ORG | August 18, 2020

On Monday, August 10th, a Superior Court Judge in California ruled that drivers of Uber and Lyft must be classified as employees, essentially giving the companies ten days to make […]

2020 TIA Policy Forum: Be Present and Be Engaged
By NHUMPHREY | August 3, 2020

In just a few weeks, TIA’s Government Affairs team will be hosting our first virtual fly-in on September 30 – October 1. We urge all of our members to get […]

Plans for the TIA Airfreight Logistics Conference
By NHUMPHREY | July 17, 2020

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is comprised of several Conferences and Committees which help guide external positions while shaping internal policies. One area in which TIA sees as a major […]

Section 889 (B) Interim Rule: Ban on Contracts which Utilize Covered Technology
By NHUMPHREY | July 16, 2020
International Logistics Conference: A Path Forward
By NHUMPHREY | June 30, 2020

Scott Marks | Government Affairs Manager | TIA At Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), we are governed by a board of directors and guided by a number of educational Conferences and Committees which […]

New Restrictions on Government Freight Forthcoming
By NHUMPHREY | June 23, 2020

In order to combat the national security and intellectual property threats that face the United States, Section 889(a)(1)(a) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal […]

H.R. 2, the “Moving America Forward” Legislative Briefing Paper
By NHUMPHREY | June 23, 2020

Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a marathon markup on the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act,” this […]

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