Transportation Intermediaries Association Designates 35 Professionals as Certified Transportation Brokers

Alexandria, VA -July 31, 2009 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 35 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, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the latest trends in transportation and business management.

While 63 persons took the examination only 35 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.

Sixty-three participants took the CTB examination, which was administered on July 25. Since the inception of the CTB program, more than 1,380 participants have earned the much sought after CTB designation.

The list of individuals who received CTB certification in July 2009, are:

-- Andrew Ambrosio, Bear Transportation
-- Denny L. Boling, C.L. Services, Inc.
-- Jeff Bradley, West Plains Co.
-- Matt Brezinski, Pinnacle Freight Systems, Inc.
-- Michael E. Byron, Trinity Transport
-- Cliff Clemmons, BNSF Logistics
-- Clive Cosmann, Bear Transportation
-- Christopher Crain, Bear Transportation
-- Ronnie Cummins, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
-- Michael Eiszler, Somerset Logistics
-- Annette Girres, Gear Forwarding Ltd.
-- Rhonda Harvey, Megatrux, Inc.
-- Lori Hoekstra, Hoekstra Logistics, LLC
-- Deina Nicole Horn, Trinity Transport
-- Jason House, Gateway Freight Systems
-- Bill Hunt, Blakeman Transportation
-- Matthew Hunter, Bear Transportation
-- Rob Hunter, Continental Freight Service
-- TJ Lancaster, Continental Freight Service
-- William J. LaPorta, NFI Logistics
-- Brad Moore, Continental Freight Service
-- Danny Reid Owens, Continental Freight Service
-- Robin Pettit, LDK Logistics
-- Jim Quinn, NFI Logistics
-- Sal Randazzo, Trinity Transport
-- Scott Ray, Landstar
-- Cesar Seldner, The ILS Company LLC
-- Robert Sichel, Tucker Company Worldwide
-- Tory Spedden, Choptank Transport Inc.
-- Matthew Steinberg, Bear Transportation
-- Jimmy Thomas, Pacer Transportation Solutions
-- Adam Vancour, C.L. Services, Inc.
-- Erin Wheatley, Choptank Transport Inc.
-- Teresa Wiyninger, Smart Lines
-- James Young, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.

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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