TIA names new boss as FMCSA eyes broker transparency regs

October 20, 2020

TIA announces new leadership
The Transportation Intermediaries Association, representing brokers and other third-party logistics providers, has named a new leader in the wake of its longtime head Robert Voltmann stepping aside in early June and Douglas Clark filling in on an interim basis.

Washington, D.C., native Anne Reinke has been named President & CEO effective Oct. 26, the TIA said.

Reinke will assume day-to-day leadership of the organization, while working in tandem with the group’s board of directors and other stakeholders. Reinke joins TIA following two years as Deputy Assistant Secretary with the U.S. Department of Transportation and 16 years with CSX Corporation.

Her appointment will be effective just two days prior to a public listening session on the subject of petitions for rulemaking to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the issue of carriers’ right to review the record of a brokered transaction, codified in 49 Code of Federal Regulations 371.3(c). Trucking interests, including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, want to bolster the right with prohibitions on brokerage contract clauses requiring truckers to waive it, among other things, while TIA’s own counter-petition of sorts to the agency was posted to the Regulations.gov website late last week.