April 12, 2018 2:15 PM, EDT

TIA Chairman Jason Beardall Wants to Reach Out to Shippers

BeardallBeardall by Daniel P. Bearth/Transport Topics

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Jason Beardall, president of England Logistics, wants his time as TIA chairman to be remembered for several things.

One is an effort to reach out to shippers with the formation of a TIA Shippers Council, a new website for articles and educational resources and a series of surveys to benchmark transportation management, risk management and emerging supply chain technologies.

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“The percentage of shippers using 3PLs is growing,” Beardall said. “And it’s our responsibility to drive further efficiencies in a market with many inefficiencies in it.”

Another focus is to help TIA member companies understand and test new technologies. A new Technology Committee chaired by Ramona Hood, vice president of transportation management at FedEx Supply Chain, will pursue four areas of interest: customer-facing technology, carrier-facing technology, internal technology and blockchain. The committee will host a 3PL Technovations conference Nov. 6-7 in Tucson, Ariz.

Krug Chosen for WIT Honor



The Women In Trucking Association announced Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, as the winner of the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.

Krug was chosen among three finalists including Kendra Phillips, group director of Southeast operations for Ryder System, and Betty Weiland, senior editorial manager for J.J. Keller & Associates.

Krug has more than 15 years of executive leadership experience and more than seven years of logistics industry experience. She joined GlobalTranz four years ago and helped grow the organization from $400 million to $1 billion in annual gross revenue during that time. Today, GlobalTranz is the ninth-largest privately held company in Arizona and ranks No. 10 on the list of leading freight brokerage firms of the Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics Companies in North America.