The Transportation and 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.
40th Annual Conference - March 17 - 19, 2014
Plus Pre-Conference Seminars offered on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Don't miss out on one of the best educational and networking opportunities in the transportation industry. To read more about the conference and seminars click here.
To take advantage of our Early Bird Registration - ONLY $595 for members and $695.00 for non-members - you must register now. Separate registration fees apply to the optional Pre-Conference (full-day) Seminars.
The Transportation & Logistics Council's 40th Annual Conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel from March 17, 2014 - March 19, 2014. Plan now for this conference. Once again TLC is putting together an intensive educational program with topnotch speakers. Monday and Tuesday's luncheon Guest Speakers will be announced shortly.
Don't just take our word for it, see what other people are saying:
"This conference is critical for anyone involved in the transportation industry"
"Excellent Conference! It's the only conference that covers all modes of transport and deals with current issues and court cases"
"A valuable resource for shippers, carriers and intermediaries alike"
Who attends the conference? To see who attends TLC's Annual Conference click here.
Who should attend the conference? Shippers, receiver, vendors, suppliers, 3PLs, risk managers, contract administrators, brokers, carriers, attorneys .... anyone responsible for supply chain integrity; negotiating or reviewing logistics contracts, RFP's or rate quotes; shipment security and prevention of cargo theft; resolving freight charge disputes; and processing or recovering loss or damage (OS&D) claims.
Before the conference, there will be four optional full-day seminars held on Sunday, March 16, 2014: Contracting for Transportation & Logistics, given by Raymond Selvaggio; Freight Claims in Plain English, given by Gerard Smith,Transportation, Logistics and the Law, given by Brent Primus; and CCP Primer Class given by CCPAC.
Fall Membership Special
Promotional rate ends December 31, 2013.
Trendset Information Systems, a major provider of freight audit and payment services, is bankrupt, owing millions of dollars that shippers had advanced to it to pay their freight bills.
Court filings continue to provide further information regarding the
breadth and depth of Trendset's business dealings and possible defaults.
Another freight payment company is in trouble. TransVantage Solutions, Inc. of Branchburg, New Jersey filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3, 2013 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, case nud FTS.mber 13-19753. TransVantage also operated as or used the names Freight Traffic Services, FTS Industries an
ARTICLES & NEWS
|Imposter Theft - Can a Carrier be Liable? - Unfortunately, imposter thefts have become all too common, partly because it is all too easy for thieves to obtain information about high-value shipments and how to steal them from various sources: truck stops, load boards, rate quotes, websites, emails, insider tip, etc.|
|Cargo Liability of Mexican Motor Carriers - Many U.S. companies are doing business in Mexico and questions frequently arise about the liability of Mexican motor carriers for cargo loss or damage.|
CARB Reefer Regulations to Become Effective January 1, 2013 - New California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations will become applicable to reefer-equipped trucks, tractor-trailers, shipping containers and railcars for the transport of perishable goods on California highways or railways that will impact brokers, forwarders, shippers, receivers, carriers and drivers.
|How to File a Freight Claim for Loss or Damage - The Council's popular information booklet on "How to File a Freight Claim for Loss or Damage" has been completely revised and updated. You may wish to print it out separately and retain it as a handy reference.|
Anti-Indemnity Clauses in Transportation Contracts - Many shippers have been including broad indemnity clauses in their transportation contracts. Recent legislation could make these clauses void or unenforceable.
|Wells Fargo - CSA Good Intentions - Critical report on the FMCSA's methodology for rating motor carriers in the Compliance, Safety Accountability (CSA) safety program.|
|The FMCSA's "5-Year Strategic Plan" - New Regulations? The FMCSA's "DRAFT -2011-2016 Strategic Plan", released on June 29th, has stirred up reactions and concerns among a number of shipper, carrier and intermediary organizations.|
|Those Pesky Shortages "Shortages" are a perennial problem and it seems there is an epidemic, particularly small shortages in shipments of consumer goods to retailers. Many of these shortages are from sealed or "dropped" trailers, or shrink-wrapped pallets, and are not discovered or reported until after the truck driver leaves. . . .|
|Ocean Service Contracts & Service Agreements. If you are an importer or exporter with a significant volume of ocean freight, you should definitely consider entering into a formal contract with the ocean carriers and/or NVOCC's that you deal with.|
|Broker out of Business? Are trucking companies and/or their collection agencies seeking payment of freight invoices that you already paid to your broker? Do you have to pay these charges . . . maybe?|
Transportation & Logistics Q & A in Plain English - Book IX
by George Carl Pezold and Raymond A. Selvaggio
Book IX is the ninth in this series of the Council's popular reference materials. The new text is a compilation of recent questions submitted to the Council's "Q&A" forum by shippers, carriers and logistics professionals and published in the TransDigest, and is loaded with informative answers by George Carl Pezold and Raymond A. Selvaggio, two leading transportation attorneys ....read more....
Q&A in Plain English Books IV, V & VI A Compilation on CD Disk
By George Carl Pezold and Raymond A. Selvaggio
“Q&A in Plain English – Books 4, 5 & 6” is a compilation of the fourth, fifth and sixth of the Council’s popular texts that were originally published in 2004 through 2007. Since these were about to go out of print, the Council decided to re-publish this valuable reference material in a single CD version. . . . read more. . . .
by George Carl Pezold and Raymond A. Selvaggio
This is the eighth in this series of the Council's popular texts that are based on hundreds of actual questions submitted to TLC's "Q & A" forum on the Internet, to the TLC HotLine and to the TransDigest by shippers, carriers and logistics professionals. The new text is loaded with informative answers by George Carl Pezold and Raymond A. Selvaggio, two leading transportation attorneys. . . . read more. . . .
By George Carl Pezold
Implementation of a "best practices" program, together with planning, good procedures, instruction and education of employees will help your company to avoid or mitigate many of the problems and conflicts over freight claims, freight charges, legal disputes, violation of laws or regulations and other matters that come up in the area of transportation and logistics and save money for your company. . . . read more. . . .
By George Carl Pezold and William J. Augello
Since its first publication in 1979, Freight Claims in Plain English has become "the Book" for transportation and logistics professionals throughout the country who are involved in claims for loss or damage in transit. It is used as a text for students of transportation, and as a reference for attorneys and paralegals involved in claim problems. . . . read more. . . .