Honoring 3PL Professionals

honoring 3pl professionals

JUNE IS TIA Member Appreciation Month, and I wish to extend my thanks to all TIA Members for their support. You are the reason we exist. We appreciate your investment in yourself, and our association, and we do not take it for granted. Whether speaking at virtual conferences, serving on boards and committees, writing articles for publications, supporting our advocacy efforts, or simply renewing your dues, your involvement makes a substantial impact on the association and the 3PL industry. I cannot thank you enough for your time and effort.

Also, June 28 is the 4th annual National Logistics Day. Please join me in honoring the work of the hardworking professionals in the logistics sector. This year, more than ever, the public has become acutely aware of the vital and critical nature of the role our industry plays in the progress of the economy. It was taken for granted that if you ordered something online or went to a store to purchase a product that it would be readily available.

However, the recent pandemic and mandated shutdowns changed all of that. Now everyone recognizes that all products purchased must go through a vast network of distributors, warehouses, and transportation companies to have the item delivered on time and in perfect condition.

In addition, our partners in the shipping industry have also come to realize the importance of logistic companies. They have come to recognize and appreciate the value that a logistic company brings to their supply chain network. I would like to thank and recognize all logistic companies and their employees for all that they do.

On behalf of the entire TIA Board of Directors and Staff, thank you again for your support of and commitment to TIA.

Mike Riccio, CTB, is Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors and Chief Marketing Officer of Leonard’s Express, a family-owned asset-based transportation provider offering solutions for a wide range of customers that encompass many industries.