Alexandria, VA - August 4, 2010 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 23 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 38 persons took the examination only 23 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 1,450 participants have earned the much sought after CTB designation.
The list of individuals who received CTB certification in July 2010, are:
- Kendall Ballantine, Tri-Tech Logistics, Ltd.
- Shawn Beckwith, Certified Transportation Brokerage
- Matthew Brosious, Freightcenter, Inc.
- David Custred, McLeod Software Corporation
- Tabatha Edwards, Scott Logistics Corp
- Kyle Gholston, Melton Logistics, LLC
- Mike Gomes
- Susan Grout, Scott Logistics Corp
- Alex Hines, Hines & Co
- Henry Ho, Kelron Logistics
- Sue Hollingsworth, Global Exchange
- William Howard, NFI Logistics, LLC.
- Chris Kamphaus, Taylor Logistics
- Brian Karwisch, ODW Logistics
- Steven Liu, Kelron Logistics
- Jason Mansur, Logistics Planning Services
- Kevin McClellan, FedEx Truckload Brokerage, Inc.
- John Niemela, TransCore
- Joseph Notaro, NFI Logistics, LLC.
- Carl Prazenica, Choptank Transport, Inc.
- Samantha Rhone, West Plains Co.
- Adam Sadler, Miller Logistics, Inc.
- Robert Wood, Melton Logistics, 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.