CABVI AND TIA JOIN FORCES TO OFFER FREIGHT BROKER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Cincinnati, OH (January 10, 2023)— Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) is pleased to announce its collaboration with The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading association representing the third-party logistics industry, in implementing a new workforce development program aimed at accelerating freight brokers’ career paths.

“Logistics companies are often looking to reduce turnover and training costs, improve productivity and ramp up new employees who are unfamiliar with the logistics industry more quickly,” said Maurice Huey, VP of Vision Services at CABVI. “Our goal is to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired to advance their skill sets as they prepare to start a fast-paced, in-demand freight broker career.”

The course, TIA’s New Employee Orientation, will allow students to learn the fundamentals of supply chain and freight management, such as logistics, sales and customer retention skills that will specifically assist them in finding employment within the freight brokerage industry. Students will also learn professional and executive skill sets, such as communication and relationship management, that will provide a competitive advantage beginning on day one.

“These are good jobs in a growing, thriving, and exciting industry with a well-designed career path,” said TIA President and CEO Anne Reinke. “With hard work, relationship building and time management—there is often uncapped earning potential for individuals in this role. We are excited to be working with CABVI and establishing this amazing opportunity for all those interested.”

This partnership is in direct alignment with CABVI’s mission: “Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.” In 2022, CABVI acquired Florida-based Route Transportation and Logistics, as a way of offering new types of job opportunities for people with vision loss. Route’s remote-first approach eliminates transportation concerns, a common work barrier to individuals with vision loss.

As CABVI’s CEO Teri Shirk explains, “This partnership with TIA will allow CABVI to train individuals with vision loss in transportation and logistics, even if they don’t have experience. The training will provide new opportunities for career advancement in knowledge-based jobs. We hope that 50% of all new job postings can be filled by those who are blind or visually impaired.

The course will be offered to individuals to allow them the opportunity to participate while transitioning into new careers. Students completing the program will have access to employment opportunities, sign-on bonuses, and post-course opportunities.

About CABVI

Founded in 1911, CABVI provides comprehensive services for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. The agency helps more than 4,000 people annually adapt to vision loss in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. CABVI provides employment in our Industries Program selling products to Federal government customers through the Ability One program. CABVI also sells office products through VIE-ability.org. The agency operates a Base Supply Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and provides employment in Contract Management Services as well as Transportation Logistics. For more information, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit www.cincyblind.org.

TIA Institute for Research & Education Launches New Hybrid Executive Leadership Development Program

Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 6, 2022) — The Transportation Intermediaries Association Institute for Research and Education (TIAIRE) today announced an all-new, hybrid Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) that will kick-off on April 19, 2023 at TIA’s Capital Ideas Conference.

The only leadership program specifically focused on the logistics industry, ELDP promotes a holistic view of the latest in best practices across an array of areas that directly impact all brokerage businesses – all rooted in the fundamentals needed to operate and level-up a successful transportation brokerage employee to help them take the next step in their career.

“The Executive Leadership Development Program offers emerging leaders a thorough and efficient understanding of all facets of running a successful freight brokerage,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “The program will build the foundation of a peer-based network for the next generation of connected members who will become the future leaders of TIA and the greater logistics industry.”

The program includes two in-person sessions at TIA’s annual conferences – Capital Ideas Conference in April & Exhibition and 3PL Technovations in October. To offer maximum flexibility, students will be able to complete the four additional sessions virtually between these two annual conferences. Session topics include: Sales & Marketing, Financial Management, HR & Contractor Management, Legal Management, Operations Management and 3PL Leadership. All sessions will be led by leading subject matter experts both within the industry and from high-profile universities across the country.

Registration will open soon. Interested in enrollment? Email education@tianet.org for more information.

FMCSA Releases Anticipated Guidance on Dispatch Services

Alexandria, VA – On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is set to release interim guidance on the definitions of broker, bona fide agents, and the role of dispatch services in the supply chain. The guidance from FMCSA is part of a mandate in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law a little more than a year ago.

TIA’s members continue to see a rise in the amount of unlawful brokerage activities and an increase of dispatch services that illegally broker freight by handling “traffic allocation” for multiple motor carriers without the proper registration and regulatory requirements. This mandate is an issue TIA has advocated for to Members of the House and Senate.

The Agency’s guidance proposes conditions that would require brokerage authority for dispatch services, as well as other conditions that would not require brokerage authority. Specifically, the Agency outlined that if dispatch services handle the exchange of money between shippers and motor carriers, then broker authority would likely be required. Additionally, dispatch services will need brokerage authority if they do business with more than one entity if they handle traffic allocation.

“TIA applauds the Agency for releasing this interim guidance promptly to address a serious concern of the brokerage industry,” said TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke. “The Agency listened to our concerns and incorporated several of TIA’s suggestions on dispatch services. This is a positive first step, but TIA believes it should not be the final step. The number of unlawful brokerage activities continues to rise and these illicit dispatch services skirt registration and regulatory requirements. TIA looks forward to continuing to work with the FMCSA on this important issue.”

TIA and UTC Center for Professional Education Join Forces to Offer Local Freight Broker Professional Program

Employment Opportunities Available Post-Course

Alexandria, VA (November 8, 2022)—The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading association representing the third-party logistics industry, is pleased to announce its collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education in creating a new workforce development program aimed at accelerating freight brokers’ career paths.

The course, Freight Broker Professional Program, will allow students to learn the fundamentals of the job such as logistics, sales and customer retention skills that will specifically assist them in Chattanooga’s lucrative freight industry. Students will also learn professional and executive skill sets, such as communication and relationship management, that will provide a competitive advantage beginning on day one.

“These are good jobs in a growing, thriving, and exciting industry with a well-designed career path,” said TIA President and CEO Anne Reinke. With hard work, relationship building and time management—there is often uncapped earning potential for individuals in this role. We are excited to be working with UTC and establishing this amazing opportunity for all those interested.”

“Logistics companies are often looking to reduce turnover and training costs, improve productivity and ramp up new employees who are green in the logistics industry more quickly,” said CPE Director John Freeze. “Our goal is to help individuals advance their skill sets as they prepare to start a fast-paced, in-demand freight broker career.”

The course will be offered in the evenings of spring 2023 to allow individuals in full-time jobs the opportunity to participate while transitioning into their new career. Students will have access to tuition reimbursement, sign-on bonuses, and post-course job opportunities.

Individuals interested in learning more about the Freight Broker Professional Program are encouraged to attend UTC’s Virtual Preview Event today. Individuals and companies can also learn more about the program on UTC’s website.

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About Transportation Intermediaries Association

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.

About UTC Center for Professional Education:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education (UTC CPE) plays a strategic role in strengthening the local economy by providing professional, corporate and workforce development training programs across the greater Chattanooga region. The offerings are designed to help individuals and teams acquire the skills and credentials needed for success in a rapidly changing workforce.

For more information, visit UTC CPE’s website.

 

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Registration Now Open for TIA’s Premier Annual Conference: 2023 Capital Ideas Conference

Alexandria, VA (November 1, 2022)—The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the leading association representing the third-party logistics industry, announced today that registration is officially open for the industry’s largest and premier event. The TIA 2023 Capital Ideas Conference will be held April 19-22, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.

The TIA 2023 Capital Ideas Conference is the Association’s flagship event—a conference designed for third-party logistics providers, bringing together more than 1,400 of the most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals from North America.

“We continue to deal with Covid-related and other disruptions to the global supply chain, and that will be a major focus of the 2023 TIA Capital Ideas Conference,” says TIA President and CEO Anne Reinke. “We will hear from 3PL industry experts about the best ways to negotiate the challenges we all face. Even more importantly, this will be an opportunity to network with others in the industry and learn about the different ways people are responding to various domestic and global uncertainties.”

The Conference will offer more than 100 education sessions covering top-of-mind industry issues, insightful keynote sessions and important discussions from industry panelists. The conference also hosts an Expo show floor which will bring more than 70 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest.

View the TIA 2023 Capital Ideas Conference program and register today. More info on the speakers, session and overall agenda will be available over the coming months.

About Transportation Intermediaries Association (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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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.

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