Alexandria, VA – August 10, 2011 -Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry, has granted 29 industry professionals the designation of  "Certified Transportation Brokers" (CTB) in recognition of their successful completion of a rigorous course of study and passing a through 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 51 persons took the examination only 29 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 July 2011, are:

Michael Allen, ARPCO Transport Services
Tori Taylor, A.M. Transport Services, Inc.
Kristi L. Dickinson, Meadow Lark Agency, Inc.
Myah Downey, C. L. Services, Inc.
Ken Eaton, Team Logistics dba Team Air Express
Christopher R. Goodridge, Meadow Lark Agency, Inc.
John Gordin, CN Supply Chain Solutions
Andrew Goret, Taylor Logistics, Inc.
Jason Holman, CN Supply Chain Solutions
John C. Jansson, Landstar Global Logistics/Genex
Dan Killin, Leonard's Express, Inc.
Steven Krisch, JBS Transportation
Brian Kuester, Breck Logistics
Josh Lawrence, Ortran, Inc.
Joann Matczak, Tucker Company Worldwide
Ryan Lamar McCray, BirdDog Logistics Services, LLC
Colt McLeod, Mcleod Logistics
Andrew T. Middleton, Landstar Global Logistics, Inc.
Mary Andre, Transport Resources, Inc.
Donald Potts, Lifeway
Matthew M. Riley, Tucker Company Worldwide
Daniel J. Schneider, Cornerstone Logistics
James (Jay) E. Scott Jr., HLN Services Ltd.
Andrew Shaffer, Transource, LLC
Thomas M. Smiley Jr., JBS Logistics
Kye Snauwaert, Tucker Company Worldwide
Jeanette Streitmatter, CN Supply Chain Solutions
Gary Taber, Total Logistics Corp.
Steven Troy, Sharp Freight Systems, 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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