Logistics Organizations

– National and International level –

– State level –

– Foreign –


Air Transport Association of America
“Founded in 1936, the Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest airline trade association, representing the nation’s leading airlines. Since its inception, it has played a major role in all the significant government decisions regarding aviation, including the creation of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, the creation of the air traffic control system, airline deregulation, and recently with the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on America.”
Alliance for Rail Competition (ARC)
“The Alliance for Rail Competition (ARC) is a diverse group of shippers and industry trade associations that formally organized in March 1997 in response to growing concerns over deteriorating rail service. Members of ARC include businesses representing a broad cross-section of industry segments, including agriculture, coal, consumer and industrial products, chemicals, minerals and petrochemicals.”

American Association of Exporters and Importers
“The American Association of Exporters and Importers has been the national voice of the international trade community since 1921. Its unique role, speaking for and educating both importers and exporters, is driven by a broad economic base of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service providers. With promotion of fair and open trade policy and practice at its core, AAEI speaks to international trade, supply chain and customs and border protection issues covering the expanse of legal, technical and policy-driven concerns.”
American Association of Port Authorities
“AAPA, the alliance of leading ports in the Western Hemisphere, protects and advances the common interests of its diverse members as they connect their communities with the global transportation system.”
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
“The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials advocates transportation-related policies and provides technical services to support states in their efforts to efficiently and safely move people and goods.”
America’s Independent Truckers Association
“AITA was created with the idea that owner operators, independent truckers, small and medium-sized fleets deserve better pricing. AITA is determined to illustrate that the independent trucker, America’s backbone, represents more collective buying power than the larger fleets.”
American Moving & Storage Association
“The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) is a non-profit trade association established in 1936. It has an education foundation (c)(3), The Moving & Storage Institute.”
American Society of Transportation & Logistics
“AST&L is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders to insure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics. The CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) Certification Program began in 1948. In 2002, AST&L affiliated with The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to enhance the education component for the organization and its members.”
American Trucking Associations
“The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc., is:
– to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice;
– to influence in a positive manner Federal and State governmental actions;
– to advance the trucking industry’s image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability;
– to provide educational programs and industry research;
– to promote safety and security on our nation’s highways and among our drivers; and
– to strive for a healthy business environment.”
Association for Operations Management
“APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.”
Association of American Railroads
“AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Based in Washington, DC, the AAR is committed to keeping the railroads of North America safe, fast, efficient, clean, and technologically advanced. We invite any company involved in the ever-growing railroad community to join the AAR.”
Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America
“The Association of Professional Truck Drivers of America® (APTDA) is a not-for-profit association formed to provide products and services to owner-operators.
APTDA recognizes the importance trucking plays in our country’s economy and the unique partnership between motor carriers and professional drivers. APTDA’s philosophy, products, and services are designed to offer advantages to both motor carriers and owner-operators.”
Atlanta Air Cargo Association
“On October 06, 1969, representatives of several of Atlanta’s air cargo firms met to form the Atlanta Air Cargo Association. This association, which included representatives from Certified Air Carriers, Air Freight Forwarders, IATA Agents, Air/Truck Motor Carriers, ACI Pickup & Delivery Contractors, Customs Brokers, Warehouse Operators, and Allied Services, met to organize a forum whose mission statement was:
– To promote the interests of members who work in the field of air cargo transportation through the establishment of a network of contacts.
– To promote the exchange of common ideas and discussion among members of the Association; to provide a forum and clearinghouse for members to exchange views, ideas and information to keep them informed of trends and developments in the field of air cargo transportation.
– To establish educational programs and activities in order to encourage the professional development of members in air cargo transportation and allied fields of commerce.
– To promote professional growth, education, leadership, common cause and social activities among members employed in the field of air cargo transportation and allied fields.”
Commercial Vehicles Safety Alliance
“CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers. CVSA member jurisdictions are represented by various Departments of Transportation, Public Utility and Service Commissions, State Police, Highway Patrols and Ministries of Transport. In addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security.”
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
“CSCMP exists to:
– Provide opportunities for supply chain professionals to communicate in order to develop and improve their supply chain management skills
– Identify and conduct research which adds to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice
– Create awareness of the significance of supply chain to business and to the economy”
Dangerous Goods Advisory Council
“DGAC promotes improvement in the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods globally by providing education, assistance and information to the private and public sectors, through our unique status with regulatory bodies, and the diversity and technical strengths of our membership.”
Delta Nu Alpha (DNA)
“Delta Nu Alpha (DNA) is an international organization of professional men and women in all areas and at all levels of transportation and logistics. The cornerstone of DNA’s success is its emphasis on education, financial assistance and mentoring for students. We also provide excellent continuing education opportunities for the work force and vigilance in communicating changes in regulations. In addition to a strong international organization, DNA has chapters in locales all across the continent.”
Eno Transportation Foundation
“The Eno Transportation Foundation was founded in 1921 by William Phelps Eno (1859-1945), who pioneered the field of traffic management in the United States and Europe. Mr. Eno sought to promote safe mobility by ensuring that traffic control became an accepted role of government and traffic engineering a recognized professional discipline.”
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
“FITA, founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, national and global associations that have an international mission. FITA provides resources, benefits and services to the international trade community and useful tools to help you do business globally.”
Freight Transportation Consultants Association
“The Freight Transportation Consultants Association is the professional association for individuals and companies providing logistics, distribution and freight transportation consulting services and freight bill audit, payment and processing services.”
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
“Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM’s membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.”
Intermodal Association of North America
“IANA is North America’s leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.
IANA’s membership roster of over 900 corproate members includes railroads – Class I, short-line and regional; water carriers and stacktrain operators; port authorities; intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers; intermodal marketing and logistics companies; and suppliers to the industry such as equipment manufacturers, intermodal leasing companies and consulting firms. IANA’s associate (non-voting) members include shippers (defined as the beneficial owners of the freight to be shipped), academic institutions, government entities and non-profit associations.”
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
“IATA is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.”
International Society of Logistics
“SOLE – The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.
SOLE was founded in 1966 as the Society of Logistics Engineers “to engage in educational, scientific, and literary endeavors to advance the art of logistics technology and management.” There are over 90 SOLE chapters in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Chapters conduct technical meetings, symposia and workshops, all designed to provide the SOLE member with opportunities for professional advancement. Chapters and districts also sponsor regional technical meetings.”
I-95 Corridor Coalition
“The I-95 Corridor Coalition is an alliance of transportation agencies, toll authorities, and related organizations, including public safety, from the State of Maine to the State of Florida, with affiliate members in Canada. The Coalition provides a forum for key decision and policy makers to address transportation management and operations issues of common interest. This volunteer, consensus-driven organization enables its myriad state, local and regional member agencies to work together to improve transportation system performance far more than they could working individually. The Coalition has successfully served as a model for multi-state/jurisdictional interagency cooperation and coordination for over a decade.”
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
“The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation’s surface transportation system. Our members include private corporations, public agencies, and academic institutions involved in the research, development and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems technologies that enhance safety, increase mobility and sustain the environment.”
Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL)
“IICL’s membership engages in leasing marine cargo containers and chassis to ship operators and others on a broad international basis. Members own or manage approximately 90% of the leased container fleet, roughly half of the world container fleet. As well as own and lease a high percentage of the U.S. chassis fleet.
IICL is active in governmental, regulatory, customs, tax, educational, technological and environmental fields. The Institute conducts activities by means of, among others, a Technology Committee and a Tax and Legal Committee comprised of representatives from member companies and through its staff at IICL headquarters.”
Institute of Transportation Engineers
“The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.”
The International Air Cargo Association
“TIACA is a not for profit trade association for the air cargo industry, pledged to support and assist progressive liberalization of the global market, and easier, enhanced trade between developing and developed economies. It is a worldwide organization that serves a membership which includes all major segments of the air cargo and logistics industry; airlines, forwarders, airports, ground handlers, all-cargo carriers, road carriers, customs brokers, third party logistics companies, integrators, shippers, and educational institutions.”
International Air Cargo Association of Chicago
“Over 500 members make up the IACAC. The organization includes individuals from airlines, freight forwarders, airline truckers, customs house brokers, packers, insurance providers, shippers, and other international transportation related groups. To further encourage individuals to enter international marketing / transportation, the IACAC has established several educational scholarships (available to its members & family and other qualifying individuals) at Chicago area colleges.”
International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations
“IFCBA Association Members are the national customs brokers’ association in a country.
IFCBA business members are companies with an interest in international trade.”
International Maritime Organization
“IMO’s specialized committees and sub-committees are the focus for the technical work to update existing legislation or develop and adopt new regulations, with meetings attended by maritime experts from Member Governments, together with those from interested intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.”
International Warehouse Logistics Association
“IWLA is the unified voice of the value-added warehousing and logistics industry, representing third-party logistics and warehousing service providers.”
Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA)
“The Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) is a non-profit industry association of, by, and for the messenger courier industry. Since 1987, the MCAA has worked to promote and advance the common interests of those engaged in the messenger courier industry throughout the United States and abroad.”
National Industrial Transportation League
“The National Industrial Transportation League was established in 1907 to represent shippers in their dealings with various regulatory bodies. The League has a proud tradition of being the “Voice of the Shipper”. Recognizing the changes brought about by deregulation and the growth of the global economy, in 2002, the membership adopted Vision 2020, a sweeping proposal to change the structure of the League. Now all companies involved in freight transportation are eligible for full, voting membership in the League. The roles of carriers, shippers and intermediaries are increasingly blurred and intertwined, so the League membership has been expanded to allow for more cooperative efforts, because through the promotion of a safe, efficient freight transportation industry, the needs of shippers, and the entire economy, are best met. The National Industrial Transportation League is now ‘The Voice of the Freight Transportation Industry’.”
National Shipper’s Strategic Transportation Council
“Whether you manage freight via truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), rail, ocean or air, you’ll find value in NASSTRAC. Otherwise known as the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC has been providing education and advocacy for shippers and carriers since 1952.”
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
“Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 800 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade – the nation’s leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, NCBFAA Quarterly Bulletin, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.”
National Private Truck Council
“National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is the national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing private motor carrier fleets. These corporate or “private” truck fleets are operated by manufacturers, distributors, processors, and retailers to meet their inbound and outbound transportation needs. Such fleets also include food, retail, wholesale, construction and service companies.”
Pacific Maritime Association
“The principal business of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is to negotiate and administer labor agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). PMA’s 71 members are cargo carriers, terminal operators and stevedores that operate along the U.S. West Coast.”
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
“The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 member companies from 43 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental.”
Tire Industry Associations (TIA)
“TIA is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. TIA was formed by the July 2002 merger of the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) and the Tire Association of North America (TANA).”
Toy Shippers Association
“The Toy Shippers Association, Inc., is a not for profit association formed by the Toy Industry Association in 1990 to benefit companies importing Toys and Juvenile products.
Through the combined leverage of our members we negotiate freight contracts and partner with other logistics providers to lower supply chain costs and improve transit and visibility to product in the supply chain.”
Transportation Intermediaries Association
“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 in Congress and the Administration and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations (FIATA).”
Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA)
“For nearly a century, the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) has provided North American transportation and logistics marketing, sales and communications professionals with the knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions you need to power ROI and competitive edge. TMSA is your leading resource for the professional development, networking, business intelligence and best practices that you need to succeed.”
Transportation Research Board
“The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal.”
Transportation & Logistics Council
“TLC is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the interests of the shipping community through education and representation in issues relating to the transportation of goods. Virtually anyone that is directly or indirectly involved in transportation, distribution, logistics, purchasing, shipping, risk management, insurance, cargo inspection and surveying, loss prevention, packaging, customer service, consulting and legal services can benefit from membership.
Since its formation in 1974, the Council has published numerous texts and educational materials, and has conducted seminars for thousands of students. The Council, as a representative of the interests of shippers large and small, has been directly involved in the formative processes of legislation and government regulation of the transportation industry. The Council is also a co-sponsor of Transportation Arbitration Board, Inc. (TAB) and the Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council, Inc. (CCPAC)”
Truckload Carriers Association
“The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has for the last 69 years dedicated itself to representing the interests of truckload carriers. TCA is proud to be a member-driven organization, providing benefits and services to our members regardless of size.
TCA members join with hundreds of other leaders in the truckload carrier industry working to ensure safe, high quality, reliable and efficient truckload transportation services.”
Truck Manufacturers Association
“The Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) is a not-for-profit technical trade association headquartered in Chicago, IL. Members are partnerships, or corporations, with principal headquarters located in North America, actually engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of Class 6, 7, and 8 medium and heavy-duty trucks, truck chassis or truck tractors with greater than 8845 kilogram (19,500 pounds) gross vehicle weight rating in North America.”
Truck Writers of North America
“Founded in November 1988, TWNA is an organization of professionals who are involved in gathering, writing and reporting news and information about trucks, trucking and the trucking industry. Membership is composed of writers, editors, freelance journalists, public relations and communications specialists, sales and marketing personnel and others involved in the business of producing information related to the world of trucking.”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers, and 111 American Chambers of Commerce in 99 countries. Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, or manage an association, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America® provides you with a voice of experience and influence in Washington, D.C., and around the globe. Our core mission is to fight for business and free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.”
United Highway Safety Escort Association
“In 1991, 13 pilots from Washington and Oregon formed the United Highway Safety Escort Association, a non-profit corporation. We have grown by leaps and bounds and we welcome members from any state, and Canada.”
(VOHMA) International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association
“The International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association (VOHMA) is an international organization comprised of representatives of the ocean common carriers of the world, operating under the flags of several nations, dedicated to improving the understanding and uniform application of rules and regulations governing maritime Hazardous Materials – Dangerous Goods Transportation, including the IMDG Code. Collectively, VOHMA members are responsible for the safe transportation of over 85% of the ocean borne container traffic in the US trades.”
Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
“Warehousing Education and Research Council is the only professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. WERC is where distribution experts come together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise with the aim of improving individual and industry performance.”
World Customs Organization (WCO)
“The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organisation exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognised as the voice of the global Customs community. It is particularly noted for its work in areas covering the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonisation of Customs procedures, trade supply chain security, the facilitation of international trade, the enhancement of Customs enforcement and compliance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion, and sustainable global Customs capacity building programmes. The WCO also maintains the international Harmonized System goods nomenclature, and administers the technical aspects of the WTO Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin.”






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