The contract offers these benefits to both carriers and brokers: the two organizations began the model agreement more than six months ago with a small working group made up of members of both organizations. Regarding the importance of the standard agreement and cooperation between the two organizations, Kenny Lund, a member of TIA and United Fresh, notes: `The broker must pay: provides the carrier to obtain payments from the broker, regardless of whether the broker withdraws the payment from his client. Jeff Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, said: “Thank you Gary Palmer, Director of Typical Contracts and NITL General Counsel, Karyn Booth for your excellent work representing NITL in the negotiations. Our respective organizations have tried to integrate existing laws, regulations and legal interpretations and not impose an excessive burden on the other party. We are pleased to offer this benefit to our members and our industry. All Tia standard contracts are exclusive to TIA members and can be found in the single section of the TIA – www.tianet.org site. Similarly, NITL members have NITL.org access to exclusive NITL agreements and model contacts via the members` website. Detection: Provides carriers with a document known to work with brokers. James Lee, a member of the TIA, vice-president of legal affairs for choptank transportation, talks about the importance of the TIA and the United Fresh Produce Association in creating this model agreement: “Our only goal for the TIA Model Broker-Carrier Contract was to create a fair and balanced model contract that would raise standards and meet the best interests of brokers and airlines.” explains Robert Voltmann, President and CEO of TIA.

“The carrier and broker can sign the TIA model broker contract without being afraid of hidden provisions.” The Association of Transport Intermediaries (TIA), an interprofessional organisation of external logistics providers (3PLs), has developed a brokerage-carrier contract to promote best practices between brokers and carriers. The standard contract is available on the TIA website: www.tianet.org. Use of the sender: offers the carrier the use of the sender for payment if the broker does not pay the forwarder.