IT’S JUNE, AND time to celebrate our members! June is Member Appreciation Month, and while we appreciate you every month, in June we really like to drive the message home. We are planning any number of activities, and will ask last year’s Membership Appreciation Raffle award winners to join us and the Executive Committee at a reception for our new space in Alexandria, VA. We will also celebrate National Logistics Day and strive to honor the ambitions of Logistics Plus by continuing to push for the day’s federal recognition.
In honor of Member Appreciation Month, I thought I would give you some up-to-the-minute membership data: we are now 1857 members strong—the most we have ever had! Our new member rate continues at a fiery pace, trending even higher than the last three years, with 206 new members already this year. Our record-setting in-person annual conference provided an excellent showcase for the value of TIA membership, and we attracted many new members as a result.
Our members are well-dispersed from small companies to big:
And our members represent a diversity of services as well. While truckload continues to be the leader amongst our members, we have healthy Intermodal and LTL communities, along with Warehousing and other services.
This diversity of size and service affords TIA an expansive reach into the industry and a comprehensive understanding of what you all are facing with the congested supply chain.
While the freight volumes look to be leveling off and normalizing this year, easing some of the capacity crisis you all have been experiencing, there continue to be stressors to the system (high fuel prices, lockdowns in China, chip shortages), which will persist for some time. TIA Membership assists members navigate hot freight markets, but membership is essential during the more lukewarm freight markets. Nowhere else can you receive learning and networking opportunities dedicated to the advancement and sustained success of the 3PL and brokerage industry.
We at TIA are here to serve you, our members. If you have any ideas or suggestions on what you would like to see from TIA, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. Thank you, as always, for all you do for TIA and for the nation’s economy.