TIA Designates 27 Professionals as Certified Transportation Brokers

Alexandria, VA - December 10, 2009 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 27 industry professionals the designation of "Certified Transportation Brokers" (CTB).

"The CTB designation truly distinguishes brokers in today's competitive transportation marketplace," said TIA President and CEO Robert Voltmann. "CTB is the mark of respect for transportation intermediaries. Congratulations to this latest group of Certified Transportation Brokers."

This program was created in 1986 to significantly increase the professionalism and integrity of property brokers. The CTB program tests the knowledge of participants on brokerage, ethics, contracts, pricing, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the latest trends in transportation and business management.

While 51 persons took the examination only 27 passed which shows the rigorous nature of the test. Participants must earn at least five candidate points, which are based on professional experience and education to be eligible to take the examination. The participants must also have at least one year of experience working as a broker. Candidates may earn additional CTB eligibility points if they have completed formal education such as being granted a Bachelor's or a Master's degree.

TIA also offers an online CTB Home Study Course that lasts for a period of up to 17 weeks in addition to sponsoring the examination. The course, which entails rigorous study, helps to prepare those individuals who are seeking CTB certification to prepare for the examination. More than 1,400 participants have earned the much sought after CTB designation.

The list of individuals who received CTB certification in December 2009, are:
Cammy Spencer, Blakeman Transportation

Kim Goodwin, Choptank Transport, Inc.
Jeremiah McBride, Dedicated Carriers, Inc.
Joyce Lyle
Mike Knight, Dedicated Carriers, Inc.
June Hargraves, Gene Hyde Logistics, Inc
Scott Brown, Pro Star Logistics
John Grabowski, Lanstar Global Logistics/Genex
Diego Alvarez, CA Management Services LLC
Sandra Britt, New World Transportation Services, Inc.
Chris Watkins, Gateway Distribution
Dawn Mohler, GW Transportation Services, Inc
Brian Franzwa, Logistics Planning Services
Brian Eichelberger, OrTRAN, Inc.
John McLaughlin, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
Rita Esposito, JSB Transportation, Inc.
Clint Rusch, Ruan Transport Corp.
Chris Abbott, Ruan Transport Corp.
Dan Cashion, Sunset Transportation
Shari Ames, Smart Lines
Danielle Mugnaini, Seal Transportation
Shannon Parks, BNSF Logistics
Alan Reuber, Bear Transportation
Carrie Bayer, Bear Transportation
Warren Johnston, Bear Transportation
Robert Norman, Meadow Lark
Scott Senyard, Bear Transportation

TIA is the professional organization of the $162 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.

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