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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:
Areo Trucking and Logistics is a new brokerage based out of Georgia. Owner Eric Jackson is a disabled service veteran who specializes in flatbed, step deck flatbed, and open deck freight.
With a background in engineering design support for nuclear and coal-fired plants, Eric understood the demand for resources to the power industry. With the desire to begin his own family business, he decided to look into the brokerage of freight.
Eric joined TIA because he felt it would help him market his business and to be seen as a serious company. He is excited to utilize TIA Watchdog because it can prevent him from potentially hiring a risky driver.
One of Eric’s biggest achievements this year was obtaining his Disabled Veteran Business Certification. For the future, he wants to grow as a heavy haul transportation company and to be able to hire other disabled veterans and minorities to his team.
- Aero Trucking, TIA Member
Mohawk Global is a U.S. Customs broker, International Freight forwarder, NVOCC, domestic broker and 3PL. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY the team also has offices in Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo, NY, Newark, NJ, Boston, MA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA.
Vice President of Domestic Services Gerry McDevitt began his career in the transportation industry after receiving an MBA in Transportation and Distribution Management from Syracuse University. He began working with customs entries, then moved on to air freight. Throughout the years, he had experience with ocean freight, LTL, parcel, and FTL. He began a focus on international freight, before transitioning into a domestic freight role with Mohawk Global in 2012.
McDevitt says that Mohawk Global is special because of all their employees. “It may sound trite, but everything at Mohawk Global revolves around how our team is feeling. Our core values are simple: Enrich, Care, Deliver... We believe that if you take care of your team, they will take care of the client.”
The Mohawk Global VP enjoys the transportation industry for the constant changes and challenges that come with each day. The biggest challenge he finds, is the constant waxing and waning of capacity. “Working in this industry is a great lesson in supply and demand dynamics. It is a real-life demonstration of the theories you’ve learned in economics class,” he said.
Gerry and his team were interested in joining TIA to have representation from a domestic brokerage association. They were excited to access the trainings and all the resources available to members in the Resource Library.
Looking into the future, Gerry said that his teams’ goals are to further automating and streamlining policies and procedures to make their staff’s lives easier. He hopes that through utilizing TIA resources, his team will have further success in obtaining those goals.
- Mohawk Global, TIA Member
Savant BPO, founded by Juan Baena, provides staffing services for transportation and logistics companies.
By outsourcing with Savant BPO, brokers and logistics providers reduce their operating costs and gain the ability to adapt and scale quickly. Juan and his team supply the industry-expert staffing that best fits each company's needs. Savant also offers customized technology support, from RPA (robotic process automation) to personalized TMS solutions.
Juan Baena started as a consultant providing US companies with staffing in Columbia. After working successfully with many clients, he began his own company with just $100 and his laptop. Now, a few years later, Baena is joining TIA to provide further support for the logistics industry.
- Savant BPO, TIA Associate 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