Alexandria, VA- October 7, 2009
Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) partners with the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) to offer process agent representation to TIA members and new broker firms as well. AMSA has been providing high quality, professional process agent service for 45 years.
"With our partnership with AMSA, TIA is able to offers a complete solution to new brokerage companies. TIA assists start-up companies with the materials and training they need to start to a successful brokerage," says Robert Voltmann, TIA's President & CEO.
"TIA also offers bond solution and now process agent service. AMSA is an outstanding organization, and our partnership shows how trade associations can work together to the betterment of new members and the industry," said Voltmann.
"AMSA has a long history of assisting the motor carrier industry in complying with federal statutes that affect interstate carriers" said Linda Bauer Darr, AMSA President and CEO. "This is a natural extension of our service and we are pleased to have this opportunity to partner with TIA."
The regulations of the FMCSA (49 USC 13304) require that each broker must list process agents in each state in which they have an office and in which they write contracts. The process agent serves as the carrier's statutory agent in each state where they have interstate operating authority; they act on the carrier's behalf to receive notice of any legal actions that may be filed against the carrier in the state for interstate shipments that are transport to, from or via that state. AMSA has a network of attorneys across the country that fulfills the process agent requirement
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (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. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA.
The American Moving & Storage Association, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is the trade association representing the nation's moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. The association has 3,200 members, including more than 200 international members, and sponsors programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency.