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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.
NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
LFS is a freight shipping solutions company based in Miami, Florida, with offices in Kansas City, Houston, Monterrey-MX, Barcelona-Spain, and Medellin-Colombia. Founded in 2007, when the expertise was LTL management mainly for logistic intermediaries.
Currently, LFS has evolved, offering trucking, intermodal, and container solutions in North America, Mexico, and Canada to shippers and logistics intermediaries; innovating at all levels to guarantee a better customer experience. It is a fact that the logistic industry has many challenges and the LFS team enjoys the resilience of the industry, and the ability to re-invent themselves as the industry evolves with time.
LFS feels as if they stand out in the industry because of their technology and their company values. Providing a competitive TMS to their clients and being focused on the shared values that their employees follow motivates them to provide the best services within the industry. The LFS team was drawn to joining TIA to expand their networks. “We are working to be the best on digital freight shipping solutions, and this is driving us to go forward,” Carlos Jimenez, LFS’ Procurement and Strategic Alliances VP.
- LFS (Logistics Freight Solutions Inc.), TIA Member
HNI is a transportation risk advisory firm that operates in the Midwest. For around 60 years, the family-owned business has focused its efforts in the trucking space. HNI helps companies expand their businesses and to foster new growth. They have subsidiaries in healthcare, insurance, and consulting, all around the transportation space. They have found that their customers have evolved, from traditional trucking companies to ones with their own brokerage authorities throughout the years.
HNI strives to help their customers think about insurance, not only in terms of the open enrollment and renewal periods but to think about the costs they could be saving throughout the whole year. They focus on helping their clients foster successful leadership, brand, and culture of an organization. Their goal is to be viewed by clients as advisors first, and insurance brokers second.
HNI was interested in joining TIA to increase their knowledge base regarding the 3PL industry. Since a lot of their clients have become brokers, joining TIA was important to get an inside look to fully understand the industry. Within the last 10 years, HNI has noticed that their clients have transformed from small brokerages to fully formed, successful freight brokerages.
- Acrisure, LLC dba HNI Risk Services, Associate Member
SynchroNet Intermodal Services (SIS) is a technology and data-base driven logistics company that provides maritime container transportation services. They work with ocean carriers to reposition available maritime containers for the transportation of products within North America.
SIS’ focus is to convert dense/heavy cargo, moved in 53’ equipment, to ISO containers. Given a 40’ container’s lower tare weights (container + chassis), you can load up to 45,000 lbs of Gross Cargo Weight in a 40’ compared to 42,000 lbs in a 53’. By consulting with customers to understand their supply chain and logistic/transportation needs, SIS develops intermodal solutions, which utilize marine containers to provide reductions in transportation costs, fuel consumption, highway congestion and overall carbon footprint.
“I am a big believer in being a part of what I call a community of the industry,” said SIS’ director of sales Dave Kalata. “SIS not only wants to focus on being a member of TIA but being active within the organization and engaging with fellow TIA members. In addition to attending TIA’s “Lunch & Learn” programs, Dave looks forward to participating as a panelist in programs centered on intermodal.”
- SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. (SIS), TIA Associate Member
Hitch Pin Logistics was a subsidiary of Werner Service and Trucking and became an independent company in 2019. From their independence, the brokerage began focusing on auctions in the Nebraska area. By focusing on the vast agricultural industry in the United States, Hitch Pin decided to assist with oversized or specialized loads that farmers needed to fulfill. They pride themselves on the vast consulting that they provide to customers throughout each facet of the transportation and brokerage process.
Heath, their primary contact with TIA, has been with the transportation industry for over 25 years. He began as an LTL truck driver throughout the west coast and now manages the brokerage services for Hitch Pin.
With the industry changes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Heath found that a lot of the difficulties his brokerage faces is with the current reputation of brokers in the industry. He hopes to become more involved in rulemaking and relations of the third-party logistics and transportation industries.
Heath was drawn to TIA for the various guidelines and frameworks that are offered. “I looked to you guys as the standard that I wanted to bring my brokerage up to,” he said. He found the value in the TIA Bond to be instrumental, and that the savings through our bond program. “The money that you save, you are going to get more than your membership back,” he said.
- Hitch Pin Logistics, TIA Member
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.
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.
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 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