Alexandria, VA – Dec 8, 2011 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) the voice of  the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 30 industry professionals the designation of  "Certified Transportation Broker" (CTB) in recognition of their successful completion of a rigorous course of study and passing a thorough and comprehensive examination. This is the highest certification for participants in the 3PL industry.
"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 55 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 meticulous study, helps to prepare those individuals who are seeking CTB certification to prepare for the examination.
The list of individuals who received CTB certification in December 2011, are:

- Brad Backhus, Universal Traffic Service, Inc. (UTS)
- Shane Bramble, Carrier Services of Tenn. Inc.
-Jahzeel Cabrera, Racing Cargo USA Inc.
-Theresa Campbell, Meadow Lark Agency, Inc.
-John Conrad, Kenco Logistics Services
-Adam Daly, K.T.I., Inc.
- Monique DeVoe, RFX, Inc.
- Bryan Doerflinger, Ortran, Inc.
- Hendrik Du Plooy, Tri-ad International Freight Forwarding Ltd.
- James Dunkling, Red Arrow Logistics
- Diane Dunn, Hybrid Transit Systems, Inc.
- Wilson Ferrell, River Place Logistics, Inc.
- Erin Gallagher, Meadow Lark Agency, Inc.
- Anthony Harrelson, Ortran, Inc.
- Anjanette Hart, CN Supply Chain Solutions
- Dawn Jenkins, CN Supply Chain Solutions
- Harold Jones, River Place Logistics, Inc.
- Kenneth Lund, Allen Lund Company, Inc.
- John Lundy, River Place Logistics, Inc.
- Nathalie Marinier, CN Supply Chain Solutions
- Evan Mast, Arpco Transport Services
- Adrian Musci, Sharp Freight Systems, Inc.
- Ralph Nappi, III, Transport Resources, Inc.
- Dale Parsons, Blue Chip Logistics, Inc.
- Greg Paulson, Giltner, Inc.
- Elizabeth Smith, BirdDog Logistics
- Leo Vought, Cross Glove Logistics
- Angie Westphal, RLS Corp.
- Scott Wing, Hybrid Transit Systems, Inc.
- Pam Wortham, CN Supply Chain Solutions

For more information about the Certified Transportation Broker program and related educational opportunities, please contact Cindy Amos, Director of Education & Meetings at 703-299-5710 or by e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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