Government Affairs


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 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, contact [email protected].


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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 [email protected].


Congressional Hearing Weighs Freight Transportation Needs
By MEVANS | December 10, 2019

As Congress continues putting together the next surface reauthorization, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing last Thursday on the needs of the freight transportation industry. Representatives […]

USMCA Deal Reached between White House and Congressional Leaders
By MEVANS | December 10, 2019

There has been a lot of activity in the last 24-hours on the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement trade deal or the USMCA. TIA is happy to report […]

Way Too Early Election Predictions: U.S. Senate
By MEVANS | December 6, 2019

Being the policy wonks that we are (literally eating and breathing politics), we like to maintain a pulse on the upcoming elections and predict who is likely to win in […]

Day One Success at Sold Out TIA Technovations Conference #TIA2019TECH
By NHUMPHREY | November 13, 2019

TIA’s 3PL Technovations Conference kicked off with a continental breakfast followed by opening remarks from TIA Chairman of the Board, Brian Evans, CTB; Technology Committee Chair, Ramona Hood; and TIA […]

Chris on the Hill: Matt and Chris in the Big Apple
By NHUMPHREY | November 12, 2019

I have the pleasure to co-write this Chris on the Hill with my colleague Matt Mantione who is TIA’s Vice President of Membership. On Friday, November 1st, Matt and I […]

Chris on the Hill: Planning for the Future
By NHUMPHREY | October 25, 2019

I am so blessed to have three healthy and amazing children who are five, three, and 4-months old. Since they are all under the age of six and obviously not […]

Chris on the Hill: Rescission – On the Horizon
By NHUMPHREY | October 8, 2019

There is not a typo in the title of this week’s Chris on the Hill article, I am talking about an upcoming rescission not a recession in the American economy. […]

Chris on the Hill: USMCA Done Deal or DOA?
By NHUMPHREY | September 25, 2019

One of the hottest issues being discussed right now on Capitol Hill is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA. The trade agreement being dubbed “NAFTA 2.0” was signed by the […]

By NHUMPHREY | September 24, 2019

On September 19, 2019, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) fiscal year 2020 spending bill. The measure – which provides funding to improve […]

Nominee Announced for Federal Maritime Commission Vacancy
By ASCreative | June 4, 2019

On June 3, the Trump Administration announced an intent to nominate Carl Bentzel to serve as commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission for the remainder of a term expiring on […]

New Labor Decision Makes it Easier to Classify Workers as Contractors
By ASCreative | February 26, 2019

By Will Sehestedt, Vice President of Government Affairs Independent contractor relationships are critically important to 3PLs of all sizes and specializations, so TIA closely monitors all regulatory developments related to […]

Trump Nominees Join Federal Maritime Commission
By ASCreative | February 26, 2019

By Will Sehestedt, Vice President of Government Affairs On Jan. 23, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) welcomed two commissioners following their confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Daniel Maffei of New […]

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