TIA Designates 30 Professionals as Certified Transportation Brokers

TIA Designates 30 Professionals as Certified Transportation Brokers

Alexandria, VA - April 19, 2010 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 30 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 47 persons took the examination only 30 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 March 2010, are:
Tawnie Abney, SmartLines LLC
Kasey J. Barsotti, Bridger Transportation
Ben Batten, Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
David Bell, Tucker Company Worldwide
Ryan Berry, Tri-State Delivery
Marcus Crespi, Freight Lanes International Inc.
Kari Dobrovolny, Pioneer Transfer
Myron Dorsey, L S Nexus, LLC
Helen Frase, Southern Cal Logistics
Raymond S Geary III, Traffic Distribution Services, Inc.
Tonya Gee, VHI Transport
Tyler Glenn, Kelron Logistics
Carrie Hallam, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
Ben Howshaw, Becker Logistics
Derek Kissel, CH Robinson
Lauren Knous, Ruan Transport
Kimberly Kottwitz, Ruan Transport
Aaron LaGanke, BTS Transportation
Stacey Nordan, Bear Transportation
Gail Rhoades, Ruan Transport
Gerry Riddell, Kelron Logistics
Thomas Shallue, Bear Transportation
Mae Simmons, Idaho Truck Service, Inc.
Heidi Jo Smith, CRST Logistics
Liz Strubhart, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
Jeffrey VanAbbema, Cargo-Master, LLC
Brandon Ward, Somerset LLC
Lisa Wilson, Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
Mike Young, GIX Logistics Inc.
Thomas Zwicki, Transit Time LLC

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.