Membership in TIA does not just pay for itself, it adds relevant value to your company and your professional development. By joining TIA, you are showing the industry that you mean business, and that you are committed to achieving success for your customers and for your company. With over 1,700-member companies, TIA members range in size from startup freight brokerages to international shipping companies.

Learn why TIA members are stronger, better informed and more deeply connected than their industry peers.

The Value of TIA Membership

Membership Categories

TIA membership is held by the company and all employees receive full member benefits.



Regular Membership is open to companies whose principal business is arranging transportation of freight as a third party. Dues are based on the annual revenue of the company.

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Associate Membership is open to suppliers, shippers and carriers interested in third-party transportation services who are not actively engaged in providing such services as regular members.

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TIA membership not only means you are among the best and the most ethical in the 3PL industry. It also means you have exclusive access to premier resources, information, expertise and networking that will help you achieve growth and profitability. TIA Members enjoy the following benefits and more!

TIA Model Contracts. Developed and reviewed by a team of transportation attorneys, our model contracts are ready to use, save you thousands in legal fees, and help ensure that you are properly protecting your business

TIA Watchdog. Using data reported by more than 3,400 users across the country, TIA Watchdog allows you to review carriers for problems and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Watchdog is a free service provided to all TIA members.

TIA Frameworks. TIA frameworks are created in conjunction with industry experts to give you valuable best practices on running your business and making the right call in tough situations.

TIA Bond. TIA Bond offers you unparalleled surety protection with coverage options of $75,000, $100,000 and $250,000

3PL Perspectives Magazine. Complimentary subscription to TIA’s monthly magazine, to include the e-newsletter and TIA Logistics Weekly, with exclusive articles and insights you can repurpose and to keep you up-to-date on industry trends.

TIA Advocacy. TIA’s Government Affairs team works hard to make sure that our members’ voices are heard by lawmakers at the state and federal level. TIAPAC, our bipartisan political action committee, enables members to have a unified and powerful voice with legislators.

TIA Delivers Podcasts.  On-demand access to the most important and relevant topics in the logistics and 3PL industry. Tune in each month to hear firsthand accounts from logistics professionals on their experiences and observations.

Advocacy Insights Podcast. From insights on effectively communicating with congressional offices to distinguishing between permissible and impermissible activities while lobbying, the Advocacy Insights Podcast provides only TIA Members with the information and tools they need to become an advocacy wonk – regardless of whether they’re inside or outside the Beltway!

Networking. Exclusive 3PL peer networking and volunteer opportunities to share your skills and experiences.

Premier Designation. Memberships means you are among the best and most ethical in the industry.

TIA Advantage Program. Save money on products and services for your business with special discounts from leading industry vendors.

Member Directory & Buyers Guide. Exclusive listing to showcase your business services.

TIA Member Logo. Increase credibility to shippers and carriers with the TIA logo on your sales and marketing materials and load boards.

FIATA. TIA members are eligible to join the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and gain international recognition.

TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition. TIA’s flagship Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is where 3PL CEOs and senior managers gather to explore the challenges facing our industry, discuss solutions, and learn about new ways to grow their businesses.

Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Certification. Become certified and achieve the highest broker certification that exists and the most widely recognized distinction in the transportation industry.

Education & Consulting Services. Inform and guide your business strategy through extensive and convenient education programs for the 3PL industry – for the newest practitioners to the seasoned veterans. Classes and seminars are based on the real-world experiences of industry leaders and are available 24/7 with open enrollment to fit your busy schedule.

TIA 3PL Technovations Conference. The only tech conference designed by 3PLs focused on taking control of technology changes affecting your business.

TIA 3PL Policy Forum. Two-day event with congressional meetings with the opportunity to let you voice be heard and advocate on behalf of the 3PL industry and your business.


“TIA has provided many benefits for our company. One of the most important benefits to us is the educational opportunities TIA provides. As a small company, we are limited in the amount of training we can provide our employees. To supplement our training, we’ve taken full advantage of the courses offered by TIA, most notably the CTB program. This has allowed us to develop more well-rounded and productive employees.”

- Ken Smith, CTB, Breck Logistics

“TIA has always been a resource for best practices, vendor qualification, and regulatory impacts. Our relationship with TIA allows us to experience our massive and diverse industry from a perspective that stretches above and beyond our demographic footprint.”

- Andrew Lynch, Zipline Logistics

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TIA is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals in North America and abroad. Membership at TIA adds value to your business and provides resources for growth.
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