By Lynn Gravley CEO
As I reviewed the recent ELD mandate in the last blog, I found myself thinking about how quickly things are changing in this industry, and all that has happened since NT Logistics was founded in 1999. Originally, I got into this great business as a contract carrier when I started North Texas Carrier Corporation in 1988. At the time, I was a newlywed and recent college graduate starting a journey that would exceed my wildest dreams.
In early December of 2015, Sasha Figueroa, one of the many valued team members of NT Logistics completed her Certified Transportation Brokers (CTB) exam through TIA®. After much hard work and dedication, Sasha officially earned her CTB designation.
In the Transportation Intermediaries Association release, Robert Voltmann, President and CEO of TIA explained that, “The CTB allows brokers to differentiate themselves within the marketplace by demonstrating core competencies in three tested sections of: brokerage basics and basic business skills; contracts and pricing; and lastly the regulatory environment and legal issues. To complete the CTB Program, the participant must pass all three sections.” Mr. Voltmann described the value of the CTB designation as, “…the highest professional certification that exists for freight brokers and is a mark of respect recognized throughout the 3PL community.”
Congratulations to Sasha Figueroa, CTB on this great accomplishment! Ms. Figueroa is paving the way as two more of our valued team members are preparing for the next exam in March of this year. Jan Pope, General Manager of NT Logistics Brokerage Division was quoted “…I am so proud of Sasha and all the hard work required of her in order to earn this distinction, Sasha is truly a great example of the leadership that is cultivating in our organization”.
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By Lynn Gravley CEO
Welcome to the New Year – 2016 is already in full swing. At the end of 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) finally released their much-anticipated final rule regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Although the agency released various rules related to electronic logging systems since Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (Map 21) bill in 2012, most in the industry consider this mandate the final ruling on the issue. The new mandate attempts to address various concerns brought about by previous rules.
In the December 2015 edition of The Logistics Journal, Lynn Gravley, CEO and President of NT Logistics, shared his knowledge about building lasting relationships with shippers in an ever changing environment. He explained, “Sticky relationships are critical for successful 3PL and brokerage businesses and can be developed using a variety of measures designed to add value for your customers.” Click here to read Lynn’s full article, published by the Transportation Intermediaries Association.