TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

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Before joining TIA, he worked as a staff member for Senator Max Baucus of Montana. Topics include Carrier Selection, Cargo Claims, Combating Fraud, Government Freight, and more. The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700 members.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Christmas trees are also ready for pickup, but experienced truckers will remind you to clean your trailer thoroughly after hauling trees, especially if you plan to follow with a load of food-grade cargo. Those other dark red areas on the Hot States map, in Montana and South Dakota, signal a shortage of trucks without a lot of available loads. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

‘Red Zone’ Trucking


This means that up to 20% of the capacity – in this case, cargo space – is not being utilized at any given moment. And while the Joe Montanas, Tom Bradys and Peyton Mannings of the world have risen to the occasion, I am not sure that we in the trucking and freight transportation industries have risen to the challenge just yet. “In gridiron football the Red Zone is the area of the field between the 20-yard line and the goal line.