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American Buses Association

The American Buses Association represents approximately 1,000 motorcoach and tour companies in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services (commuter, school, transit). Another 2,800 member organizations represent the travel and tourism industry and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motor coach industry.


American Moving & Storage Association

The American Moving & Storage Association is the national trade association for the professional moving industry.  Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AMSA’s mission is to represent the interest of the domestic and international moving and storage industry and to help the customers it serves.


American Society of Transportation & Logistics

The American Society of Transportation & Logistics is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders to insure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics. The CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) Certification Program began in 1948. ASTL also offers the Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS), the Distinguised Logistics Professional (DLP), and the Global Logistics Associate (GLA).
ASTL's mission is to facilitate education and certification in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. ASTL's membership of shippers, carriers, educators, students, consultants and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and are committed to raising the professional standards in the industry.


American Trucking Association

The American Trucking Association, founded in 1933, is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Former Governor of Kansas Bill Graves is ATA's President and CEO.

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through our combined efforts in learning, litigation and legislation, we are working today to make America's highways a safer place tomorrow for our families, our clients, and all Americans.


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With over 8,500 members representing nearly all industry sectors, government, and academia from 67 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.
The organization is lead by an elected group of global officers with its headquarters located in Lombard, Illinois, USA.


Driver Employer Council of America

The Driver Employer Council of America (DECA), which is synonymous with professionalism, is the officially recognized voice and forum of the driver service companies and addresses issues of common industry concern.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 113). Formerly a part of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of the Administration contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness. To accomplish these activities, the Administration works with Federal, State, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, labor safety interest groups, and others.


Georgia Motor Trucking Association

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association is the only organization in the state that provides full-time service and representation for the trucking industry. The Association serves as the "voice" of the trucking industry in Georgia, representing more than 400 for-hire carriers, 400 private carriers, and 300 associate members.


Dangerous Goods Advisory Council

The Dangerous Goods Advisory Council was incorporated on October 17, 1978. In the years between now and then, DGAC established itself as a global player in the hazardous materials transportation industry, with support from members and other industry groups.


Institute of Transportation Engineers

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation's highways.
The Highway Loss Data Institute shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.


Intermodal Association of North America

The Intermodal Association of North America is North America's leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.
IANA's goals include promoting the benefits of intermodal transportation to the shipping community; providing its members a forum to discuss common issues and innovations; fostering its members' professional development; participating in governmental proceedings impacting the industry; and informing and educating lawmakers and other public sector representatives about intermodalism.


National Industrial Transportation League

The major trade associations for shippers and brokers, the National Industrial Transportation League and the Transportation Intermediaries Association, respectively, worked together to establish a model shipper/broker contract--the first of its kind--to accelerate shippers' movement toward and embracement of brokers/3PLs.


National Motor Freight Traffic Association

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is a nonprofit membership organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  Its membership is comprised of motor carriers and transportation companies operating in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce.  NMFTA publishes the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC), a standard that provides a comparison of commodities moving in commerce.  NMFTA also produces ClassIT, the online version of the NMFC.   


National Private Trucking Council

National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is the national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing private motor carrier fleets. These corporate or "private" truck fleets are operated by manufacturers, distributors, processors, and retailers to meet their inbound and outbound transportation needs. Such fleets also include food, retail, wholesale, construction and service companies.


National Safety Council

The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.


Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is an employer-led public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety and health of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on- and off-the-job.


Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The nearly 160,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.


Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 member companies from 43 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental.


Tire Industry Association

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry.


Trucking Industry Defense Association

The Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and its members are devoted to sharing knowledge and resources in defense of the trucking industry. Founded in 1993, TIDA has become the organization of choice for over 1,200 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies.

  Trucking Management, Inc.
 TMI is the primary multi-employer bargaining arm of the unionized general freight trucking industry. TMI negotiates and administers the National Master Freight Agreement on behalf of our membership. The current National Master Freight Agreement, which was ratified by 86% of the Teamster members voting, expires March 31, 2008.
TMI was formed in 1963 as TEI, Trucking Employers, Inc. In 1978 the name was changed to Trucking Management, Inc., and in 1997 TMI became a division of MFCA. On October 1, 2005, MFCA was changed to Trucking Management, Inc. (TMI).

Truckload Carriers Association

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has for the last 72 years dedicated itself to representing the interests of truckload carriers. TCA is proud to be a member-driven organization, providing benefits and services to our members regardless of size.
TCA members join with hundreds of other leaders in the truckload carrier industry working to ensure safe, high quality, reliable and efficient truckload transportation services.


Truck Renting & Leasing Association

The Truck Renting & Leasing Association (TRALA) is a voluntary, non-profit national trade association founded in 1978 to serve as a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA's mission is to foster a positive legislative and regulatory climate within which companies engaged in leasing and renting vehicles and trailers, as well as related businesses, can compete without discrimination in the North American marketplace.


United Highway Carriers Association

The United Highway Carriers Association is an association for the transportation industry. We provide carriers service and information that make it easier to do business in California and beyond.


United Motorcoach Association

The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) began as the United Bus Owners Association (UBOA). UBOA was formed out of the large bus association called the National Association of Motor Bus Operators (NAMBO) to represent the smaller coach owner/operator and serve as their voice in Washington D.C. and to protect and promote their interests and welfare. In 1996, UBOA became the United Motorcoach Association to more accurately reflect the industry that it represented.

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