ALAN partners with Transportation Intermediaries Association

by MM&D Online Staff

Lombard, Illinois—The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)  has formed a partnership with the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). Through this formal relationship, TIA and ALAN will work together to identify sources of transportation capacity for humanitarian relief in support of ALAN’s mission to save lives and reduce suffering for disaster survivors.

The partnership is effective immediately, and ALAN is sharing information on transportation needs related to recent disasters including flooding in South Carolina and Texas.

TIA voted during their fall board meeting in mid-November to formalize their relationship with ALAN. Based in Alexandria, VA, TIA is an organization for third-party logistics professionals doing business in North America.

“We are excited about this new partnership with TIA,” said Kathy Fulton, ALAN executive director. “TIA’s 1,400 members work daily to efficiently and economically arrange shipping for all kinds of cargo. These businesses have the expertise, networks, and capacity to quickly move critical supplies needed for rapid response and recovery from crisis.”

“TIA is very excited about the opportunity to work with ALAN,” stated Bob Voltmann, president and CEO of TIA. “Our members are generous and benevolent within their local communities and across the country. By partnering with ALAN, TIA members can bring their logistics expertise to disaster relief.”