TIA Announces Launch of New Brand Reflecting Changes in Supply Chain, Logistics Industry and Membership


Alexandria, VA |  September 6, 2022

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) today announced the launch of its new brand, reflecting the changes and growth in the logistics industry and the evolution of our membership to meet the needs of a global supply chain in crisis. The organization unveiled a new logo and purpose statement: Center of the Supply Chain.

“We are excited to share our new brand at a time when transportation intermediaries, now more than ever, serve as the vital connection point in the supply chain between freight that needs to be hauled and the operators that need to move it,” said Anne Reinke, TIA president and CEO. “Instead of collapsing under the pressure of unprecedented challenges facing the supply chain in recent years, our members responded with solutions and innovation. As our association continues to grow to support this industry, we felt the time was right to rebrand and share our refreshed and refined purpose statement that best encapsulates where we are today.”

The forward leaning look of the new TIA logo creating a sense of movement is very deliberate and emphasizes the continued forward progress of the association, our members and the logistics industry. The addition of the green color to the logo symbolizes the growth and renewal that we continue to witness in the evolution of the industry.

TIA members continue to be industry leaders in the technology space as they adopt new technology and business processes to address an ever evolving and growing transport industry.

“As new challenges and opportunities continue to face our global supply chain, TIA and its membership will be ready to offer new solutions, fully embracing our role as a connector at the center of the supply chain,” added Reinke.

About TIA

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. Learn more about TIA at www.tianet.org.

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C-TPAT Pilot Program Act Passes in the Senate

MAY 27, 2022 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) released the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s passage of TIA’s priority legislation, S.2322, the “C-TPAT Pilot Program Act of 2021,” the bill was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support and now goes to the House of Representatives for further action.
On behalf of TIA and our almost 2,000 member companies, we are excited to have additional movement on a piece of legislation that is crucial to our membership base. This policy is common sense, long overdue, and should be quickly put on President Biden’s desk for signature.
President and CEO, Anne Reinke say this regarding the successful Senate vote, “TIA is glad to see the Senate take up and pass S.2322. 15 years is too long for our members to wait to become C-TPAT eligible, today we are one step closer.”
Non-asset-based 3PL’s have been dealing with a competitive disadvantage for more than 10 years because of an intentional decision by the Federal government. The legislation, now before the House of Representatives, creates a pilot program for 10 previously neglected DOT licensed property brokers and 10 warehousing entities to be C-TPAT certified to show worth in the larger program.
Vice-President of Government Affairs, Chris Burroughs said this on the Senate vote, “Today the Senate passed S.2322 bringing together a rare coalition of Senate Republicans and Democrats to move key legislation forward. TIA is grateful for a strong floor vote, and we look forward to swift House action.”
TIA members are ready to get off the sideline and support C-TPAT with their enrollment. This legislation will increase jobs, increase business, and increase national security.

Women In Trucking Association Names Nicole Glenn the 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

APRIL 7, 2022 – SAN DIEGO, CA – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop.com and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced today, Nicole Glenn, president and CEO, Candor Expedite, as the winner of the eighth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA).

Glenn was chosen among four finalists for the award. The other finalists include LeAnne Coulter, vice president, freight management for Penske Logistics; Erin Gattis, chief human resources officer, ArcBest; and Kim Littlejohn, senior vice president and chief information officer, USA Truck. The finalists and winner were recognized today during the 2022 TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition.

“Nicole is truly a distinguished woman in logistics, and we are proud to recognize her for this honor,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT. “She has demonstrated remarkable business growth at the helm of Candor Express and we look forward to her continued success in the coming years.”

Glenn founded Candor Expedite in 2017 after more than two decades in the transportation brokerage business, with a vision to build the smartest and most efficient freight business that delivers on its promises. Today, Candor is recognized as a leading certified women-owned business headquartered in Texas – with offices in Illinois and Kansas. Logistics is in Glenn’s DNA having held several operational positions for a variety of transportation brokerage companies over the years. Through these roles, she learned the nuts and bolts of moving freight along with the biggest challenges both shippers and carriers face each day.

“TIA was again impressed with the caliber of candidates for the Distinguished Women in Logistics Award.  The four finalists reflect the best attributes of the 3PL professional: competence, pragmatism, and commitment to serving customers in the right way,” said Anne Reinke, president and CEO, TIA. “Nicole Glenn has all of those attributes, plus a history of persevering and succeeding through adversity.  We are fortunate to have these women in the logistics profession.”

In 2008, Glenn moved to the sales side of the business, working her way up to president of K & L Freight Management, Inc., and in 2016 became head of Cherry Logistics Corporation. After 20+ years of working for others, she wanted to build her own team. With her strong network and excellent industry reputation, it wasn’t long before Candor became one of the top transportation companies in the business – known for its hot shot ground, high touch, time sensitive shipments and white glove delivery services.

Glenn credits her success with an amazing team that consistently provides superior customer service, real-time updates, precision, and open communication. She is a certified member of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), The Expedite Association of North America, WIT, and TIA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in management and marketing from Northwood University.

“Nicole, LeAnne, Erin and Kim have all taken their respective companies to new heights and each exemplify excellence in the freight transportation industry,” said Kendra Tucker, CEO, Truckstop.com. “Nicole Glenn not only epitomizes what it means to be a distinguished women in logistics, but her commitment to better serving customers in the logistics industry is unsurpassed.”

Glenn has received numerous accolades including being named one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by WIT, and a 2021 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion, an annual tribute to the world’s top female entrepreneurs. Additionally, she is one of the founders of The Ladies Leadership Coalition (LLC), a new podcast hosted by female business leaders to profile successful business women.

Members of the judging panel include: Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer, Truckstop.com; Anne Reinke, president and CEO, TIA; Dr. Stephanie S. Ivey, associate dean for research and professor, Herff College of Engineering; and Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT.

 

About Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women in the industry.

 

About Truckstop.com
Truckstop.com is a trusted partner for carriers, brokers and shippers – empowering the freight community through a platform of innovative solutions for the entire freight lifecycle to increase efficiency, automate processes, and accelerate growth. As one of the industry’s largest neutral freight marketplaces, Truckstop.com provides the customer service as well as scale of quality loads and trucks to give customers of all sizes, whether on the road or in the office, the transparency and freedom to build lasting relationships and grow their businesses. To learn how Truckstop.com is helping move the freight community forward, visit www.truckstop.com.

 

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of the 3PL industry to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations (FIATA). To learn more, visit tianet.org.

TIA’s Chris Burroughs Named UCR Board Subcommittee Chairman

MARCH 10, 2022 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, announced today that TIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs has been selected to serve as the Chairman of the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors Industry Advisory Subcommittee. Burroughs has served on the UCR Board of Directors since 2017 as the representative of the freight brokerage industry.

“Chris is a long-time member of the UCR Board and a well-respected voice on issues impacting the freight brokerage industry,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “I am delighted that Chris has been recognized for his expertise and looking forward to his contributions to the Subcommittee and Board.”

“It is truly an honor to be selected to serve in this important role,” noted Burroughs. “I am ready to work with the other amazing board members representing key industry stakeholders on the UCR, to better the UCR program, and do our part to improve highway safety,”

The UCR Plan and the 41 states that participate in the UCR Agreement establish and collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, freight brokers and forwarders, and leasing companies. The UCR Plan and Agreement are administered by a 15-member board of directors (UCR Board); 14 appointed from the participating States and the industry, plus the Deputy Administrator of FMCSA.

TIA Gives Full Support to C-TPAT Pilot Program Act

MARCH 2, 2022 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, released the following statement following the House Homeland Security Committee’s bipartisan approval of H.R. 6826, the “C-TPAT Pilot Program Act of 2022.” TIA fully supports this legislation and applauds the Committee for its passage.

On behalf of the TIA and our almost 2,000 member companies, we are excited to have movement on a piece of legislation that is crucial to our membership base. This policy is common sense, long overdue, and should be quickly put on President Biden’s desk for signature.

“In the aftermath of 9/11, the Federal government, specifically the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rightfully moved to harden our supply chain,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “Unfortunately, during the implementation, TIA’s core membership was wrongly excluded from this program; H.R. 6826 will finally allow some of our members to be included.”

The problem is that non-asset-based 3PLs have been dealing with a competitive disadvantage for almost 20 years because of a willful decision by the Federal government excluding DOT-licensed property brokers. The legislation, which now has passed committee and is before the entire House of Representatives, creates a pilot program for 10 DOT-licensed property brokers and 10 warehouse entities to be C-TPAT certified to add value to the larger program.

TIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs further noted, “TIA is grateful for Representatives Slotkin, Miller-Meeks, Luria, and Womack for their leadership to address the issue that CBP created and start to change the status quo which has hurt 3PLs in their respective states.” TIA members are ready to get off the sideline and support C-TPAT with their enrollment. This legislation will increase jobs, increase business, and improve national security. H.R. 6826 is the companion bill to S. 2322, which passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and awaits a vote on the Senate floor.

Biden Administration Enforces Cross-Border Vaccine Mandate

JANUARY 21, 2022 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the Biden Administration rolled out their vaccine mandate for non-U.S. citizen truck drivers entering the country. In a reversal of previous public statements, the Administration decided now is the best time to restrict the free-flowing movement of goods across the border, as the nation continues to face a global pandemic and a supply chain crisis. This comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on January 13, 2022, that the Administration’s mandate for vaccine requirement for companies over 100 employees, was unconstitutional. The truck driving profession in the United States, Mexico, or Canada does not differ in terms of the nature of the business and this new action runs contrary to previous positions and statements.

 (TIA) President and CEO, Anne Reinke said this on the mandate, “Americans are struggling with higher prices and scarce goods, at the grocery store, the gas pump, and diners across the country. One way to make this drastically worse overnight is to take tens of thousands of truck drivers and forbid them from entering the country, leaving countless amounts of essential freight at the doorstep of our country.”

TIA and our members are uniquely positioned in the supply chain to drive the conversation and provide solutions regarding the supply chain and the current disruptions. TIA continues to be an advocate for truck drivers and we are calling for an end to these misguided policies towards truck drivers. This time, our cross-border friends are being harmed at a time when they are delivering essential services.

TIA represents almost 2,000 member companies, many of which service customers who utilize cross-border freight. Mr. Jim Damman of MODE Transportation serves as TIA’s Chairman of the Airfreight and International Logistics Committee, states, “You could not have selected a worse time to further restrict essential goods into the United States. We are facing a capacity crisis, compounded by skyrocketing demand and inflation. We need to be supporting our truck drivers, not adding insult to injury by mandating vaccines.”

TIA stands ready to work with the Administration to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but not at the expense of businesses throughout the United States and the overall economy.

TIA Staff Reaches 100% Completion Rate on Human Trafficking Certification Program

JANUARY 10, 2022 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – In recognition of January being National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, announced today that 100% of staff successfully completed the Human Trafficking Certification Course offered by its partner, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT).

“I am very proud of our entire team completing the Human Trafficking Certification program offered by TAT,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “Human trafficking is a very serious problem that more people need to be trained about combating, and our industry is uniquely positioned to fight this problem and help better our communities. It is important that as many people as possible know how to identify signs of trafficking and where to report it. Hopefully, we can encourage all TIA Members to complete the certification by showing our commitment to the cause.”

The Human Trafficking Certification Course is complementary to all TIA Members as part of the partnership between TIA and TAT, and is available via the TIA Learning Portal. TIA Members will go through a 30-minute online training video that teaches users clues as to when human trafficking is taking place, where these crimes usually happen, and how TIA Members are uniquely positioned to help combat this problem in their communities. Members will receive a digital certificate showing the achievement of completing the training. TIA encourages all members to participate in the training and to offer it to all of their employees.

TIA Members can register now for the Truckers Against Trafficking training and certification course. For additional information, please visit our Stop Human Trafficking resources page.

To register your team for this training, please contact education@tianet.org

TIA Partners with Truckers Against Trafficking to Offer Members Access to Human Trafficking Certification Program

OCTOBER 21, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VA Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics industry, announced today an exciting addition to the Association’s partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) during the Day 1 Closing Session at TIA’s 2021 3PLXTEND Conference, currently taking place in San Antonio, Texas.

The announcement was made by Mike Riccio, CTB, Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors and Chief Marketing Officer of Leonard’s Express, and Laura Cyrus, TAT’s Director of Corporate Engagement. TAT is now offering TIA Members complimentary access to the TAT Certification Program via the TIA Learning Management System as part of the growing partnership between the two groups. This training will take TIA Members through a 30-minute online training video that educates users on identifying clues as to when human trafficking may occur, where these crimes usually happen, and how TIA Members are uniquely positioned to help combat this problem in their communities.

Anne Reinke, Laura Cyrus & Mike Riccio

“We are grateful for TIA’s continued support of our mission and help in lighting pathways of engagement for their members to get acquainted with the TAT effort,” said Cyrus. “By completing the TAT training, not only will members and their employees begin to understand how they can recognize and report human trafficking should they ever suspect it, but they will also be able to make immediate connections to how their relationships with drivers, carriers, and shippers can be activated to help spread the word. Sharing about TAT on social media, including information about TAT and the National Human Trafficking Hotline on rate confirmation sheets, potentially incentivizing driver participation in the TAT training, and even sharing their involvement with TAT to shippers/manufacturers, are all ways TIA members can continue to help propel this mission forward. We are eager to work with additional 3PL organizations and assist them with activating their networks for social good and the fight against human trafficking in North America.”

TIA Members will become Truckers Against Trafficking Certified and receive a digital certificate showing their achievement upon completing the online training. TIA encourages all TIA Members to participate in this training for themselves and their employees and make it part of their annual training programs similar to other HR or operations training that they offer their employees virtually.

“When TIA first partnered with TAT back in April 2021, we wanted the relationship to be more than just financial support,” said Riccio. “We wanted a relationship that truly served the mission of TAT and that committed TIA as an industry leader to supporting the efforts to combat human trafficking. TIA is extremely excited about this new opportunity to be able to offer our members formalized training on identifying and combating human trafficking via the TAT Certification Program.”

TIA Members can register now for the Truckers Against Trafficking training and certification course.


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Matt Evans | TIA Director of Marketing & Communications | evans@tianet.org | 202.498.5929

Transportation Intermediaries Association Announces Latest Integration with TIA Watchdog Carrier Vetting Platform

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Matthew Evans | evans@tianet.org | 202.498.5919

AUGUST 26, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, announced today that MyCarrierPackets.com is the latest company to integrate directly with its TIA Watchdog online carrier vetting platform. TIA Watchdog is a service provided exclusively to TIA Members to report information about problems to each other to help individuals make informed decisions when vetting companies with whom to work. 

“With the latest TIA Watchdog integration from MyCarrierPackets.com, TIA Members now have another way to streamline their searches, alert each other to marketplace problems, and help make informed decisions when vetting carriers,” said Wendy Emerson, Manager of TIA Services. “We are excited to celebrate our members with continued resources to help drive their business and success.”

MyCarrierPackets.com – with intellivite technology and Assure Advantage – is the largest motor carrier onboarding and monitoring service in North America. When freight brokers use the MyCarrierPackets.com service, they see a decrease in internal cost, improvement in efficiency, and lower exposure to fraud for their customers. MyCarrierPackets.com also expedites setup time for carriers and allows them to load with MyCarrierPackets.com customers even when insurance companies are closed. 

TIA Watchdog is just one of the valuable resources that TIA Members have exclusive access to and is used by member companies of all sizes as part of their daily carrier vetting process. 

To set up your MyCarrierPackets.com integration, please get in touch with membership@tianet.org to receive your complimentary member API key. 

To learn more about TIA Watchdog or to request your free user account, please contact emerson@tianet.org. 


The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. To learn more about TIA, please call us at (703) 299-5700 or at www.tianet.org.

TIA Awards 29 Logistics Professionals Coveted Certified Transportation Broker Designation

MEDIA CONTACT:

Matthew Evans | evans@tianet.org | 202.498.5919

AUGUST 26, 2021 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of third-party logistics (3PL), announced today that 29 logistics professionals have been granted the professional designation of Certified Transportation Broker (CTB). The CTB is the 3PL industry’s premier and most widely recognized designation and is earned after a rigorous four-month course and comprehensive examination.

“This latest graduating class of Certified Transportation Brokers embodies the best in the 3PL industry,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “Their commitment to obtaining the CTB, the hallmark credential for our industry, reflects their commitment to continuous improvement in an extraordinarily competitive atmosphere. Congratulations to our newest Certified Transportation Brokers!”

TIA congratulates the following logistics professionals on receiving the CTB designation following their successful completion of the comprehensive Second Trimester 2021 CTB examination:

Alecia O’Hara, CTB | PartnerShip, LLC

Brent A. West, CTB | RFG Logistics

Brian J. McKnight, CTB | Automated Logistics Systems

Chris Strecker, CTB | Automated Logistics Systems

Connor J. Hagner, CTB | ROAR Logistics

Connor J. Kane, CTB | ROAR Logistics

Craig Tanner Simpson, CTB | Blakeman Transportation

Dee Boeckel, CTB | Bedrock Logistics

Gerald Henderson, CTB | Conduit Logistics

Gerry McDevitt, CTB | Mohawk Global Logistics Corp.

Geuris Ramos, CTB | Phoenix Global Logistics

Heath Webb, CTB | Blakeman Transportation

Ian M. Harned, CTB | RLS Logistics

Jeremy Filar, CTB | Automated Logistics Systems

Jonathan M. Passman, CTB | ROAR Logistics

Joseph Hedrick, CTB | JBS Logistics & Warehousing

Kelsie Kerkman, CTB | JBS Logistics & Warehousing

Kerry L. Shonsky, CTB | Sunrise Logistics

Kevin Pifer, CTB | ROAR Logistics

Kristin McLeod, CTB | LST Brokerage

Maria Constanza Ospina, CTB | Bedrock Logistics

Mark Gaudard, CTB | ROAR Logistics

Mark A. Peterson, CTB | Pride Group Logistics

Michael Allen DeLong, CTB | Bedrock Logistics, LLC

Nina Rossi, CTB | Blakeman Transportation

Rocco Corrunker, CTB | Automated Logistics Systems

Ryan Palleschi, CTB | Shaker Logistics

Ulaiasi Tj Tauaalo, CTB | Addison Transportation

Wilson P. Lockwood, CTB | ROAR Logistics

TIA’s CTB allows brokers to gain a competitive edge and set themselves apart from their peers with the 3PL industry’s leading professional designation. The knowledge attained through the CTB allows brokers to stand out from their peers and industry competitors with credible and sound reasoning to help their client and customer base move their goods cost-effectively and efficiently.

Registration for the 2021 Trimester 3 Online CTB Course is open now. The online CTB exam is scheduled for December 18, 2021. For questions or additional information, please contact education@tianet.org.


Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $214 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.

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