ALAN Announces Formal Partnership with Transportation Intermediaries Association
Lombard, IL December 8, 2015 – The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) announces its newest partner, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). Through this formal relationship, TIA and ALAN will work together to identify sources of transportation capacity for humanitarian relief in support of ALAN’s mission to save lives and reduce suffering for disaster survivors. The partnership is effective immediately, and ALAN is sharing information on transportation needs related to recent disasters including flooding in South Carolina and Texas.
TIA voted during their fall board meeting in mid-November to formalize their relationship with ALAN. Based in Alexandria, VA, TIA is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals doing business in North America. TIA provides resources, education, information, advocacy and connections to establish, maintain and expand ethical, profitable and growing businesses in service to their customers. TIA members act as the facilitators to arrange the efficient and economical movement of goods. They serve tens of thousands of shippers and carriers, bringing together the transportation needs of the cargo interests with the corresponding capacity and special equipment offered by rail, motor, air, and ocean carriers.
“We are excited about this new partnership with TIA,” said Kathy Fulton, ALAN executive director. “TIA’s 1,400 members work daily to efficiently and economically arrange shipping for all kinds of cargo. These businesses have the expertise, networks, and capacity to quickly move critical supplies needed for rapid response and recovery from crisis.”
“TIA is very excited about the opportunity to work with ALAN,” stated Bob Voltmann, president and CEO of TIA. “Our members are generous and benevolent within their local communities and across the country. By partnering with ALAN, TIA members can bring their logistics expertise to disaster relief.”
About American Logistics Aid Network
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, saves lives and reduces suffering for disaster survivors in the United States by engaging industry to supplement non-profit organizations’ logistics capabilities. ALAN serves by coordinating logistics, providing education, and building cross-sector relationships before, during, and after disasters. More information about ALAN is available at www.ALANAid.org.
About Transportation Intermediaries Association
Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $157.2 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. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA.