TIA Releases Updated Carrier Selection Framework

For Immediate Release


Alexandria, VA (April 11, 2019) – The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) released the latest version of their landmark framework, the TIA Carrier Selection Framework. The TIA Carrier Selection Framework assists TIA members with industry guidance when selecting motor carriers to haul your customers freight.

In the 2019 update, the TIA CSA-Carrier Selection Framework Subcommittee led by Chairman Jeff Tucker, CTB, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and former Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors focused on the latest status of the CSA Reform contained within the FAST Act. The CSA initiative is going through a potential overhaul with many different changes theoretically on the way, including, how the scores are calculated and the role of publicly displayed data.

“On behalf of the 3PLs, forwarders, shippers and the insurance companies who desire quantitative data to make decisions about carriers, TIA is pleased to continue leading the dialog in carrier selection,” stated Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Tucker.

Additionally, the Subcommittee included language on the new California state law that will hold transportation intermediaries jointly and severally liable for contracting with port drayage motor carriers who have unsatisfied judgments regarding unpaid wages, damages, expenses, penalties and workers’ compensation liability.

“TIA remains focused on helping our members navigate the complexities of carrier selection, and the Carrier Selection Framework is the key piece in this puzzle. I appreciate all the hard work of the Subcommittee and Chairman Tucker on continuing to refine this framework and provide our membership with the latest information and findings,” stated TIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs.

To access the updated Carrier Selection Framework click here.



The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $186 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.

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