Why Be a Member of TCLA?
PRIMARY Reason: Competitive Advantage
that have access to all the contacts, education, networking,
industry news and other services and information provided
by the TCLA have a distinct and definite competitive
advantage over companies that don't.
Networking and alliance building
Networking is the basis for alliance building in TCLA. Meeting
colleagues in the same industry and having the ability to share
similar issues and challenges that face the transportation
industry are what brings many of our members to our
Education and training:
TCLA provides a forum for educational information within the
transportation and also in other areas that are indirectly related
to our business, such as Marketing, HR, and Leadership. Such
educational and training events will be held for members
throughout the year in the form of seminars, workshops, and
Legislative monitoring and alerts
Through our many contacts at the State Legislative level, the
TCLA is equipped to tackle legislative issues on a proactive
basis rather than a reactive basis. This also allows members an
opportunity to monitor all incoming legislation that may be
detrimental to the courier business.
Vendor information and programs
The TCLA has several affiliate members who offer expert
information and provide services pertinent to our industry,
sometimes at reduced prices through membership in the TDLA.
The TCLA yearly members’ conference is a time for
networking and meeting your peers in the industry. The
conference is also packed with instructional sessions. And, the
conference always provides a keynote speaker with a powerful
message to take back to the office.
Source of Information
TCLA has provided a "members only” message board on their
website, which allows members an opportunity to get on line
and send messages regarding various questions or information
TCLA Code of Ethics
The messenger, courier, and logistical industry is an
important profession which has vital impact on the
local, state, and national economy. As members of
this profession, we are expected to exhibit the highest
standards of honesty and integrity. We must be
dedicated to the protection of the traveling public,
employees, independent contractors, and our clients.
In the fulfillment of our professional duties, we agree
1 - Express clearly and truthfully our commitments to our
customers, our employees, and our independent
2 - Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the
public, our employees, and our independent contractors.
3 - Maintain a high standard of performance and perform
services only in areas of competence.
4 - Maintain sufficient security of all shipments.
5 - Compete vigorously, but not unfairly, with other
6 - Honor all valid and lawful contracts with other
members, our employees, independent contractors, and
7 - Maintain the confidentiality of propriety information
received and not induce employees or independent
contractors to violate confidentiality agreements.
8 - To adhere to all federal, state and local laws affecting
our business operations.
9 - Maintain adequate insurance coverage to protect our
clients, our employees, and our contractors.
10 - Avoid deceptive acts.
11 - Conduct ourselves honorably, responsibly, ethically,
and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and
usefulness of the messengers, couriers, and transportation