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  • In Memoriam of Danielle C. Venezia
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    TLA member Danielle C. Venezia, 34, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019. After graduating from Nova Southeastern Law School in 2012, she went on to work for Nicklaus and Associates, Coral Gables, FL for 5 years before leaving to start the Law Practice of Danielle C. Venezia. Danielle is survived by her parents Fred and Anne Venezia of DE; her two brothers, three nieces, her fur baby and the love of her life, her dog Bane.

    Our sympathy goes out to her parents and siblings and the rest of Danielle's family and friends.  May she rest in peace.

  • In Memoriam of David R. Parker
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    TLA is sad to report the death of past president, David R. Parker, 80, attorney and former in-house counsel died January 16, 2020 after bravely fighting a year-long battle with brain cancer.  Dave was president of the TLA from 1991-1992 and hosted a memorable Annual Conference at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL.  Dave became a partner in the Nelson and Harding Law Firm in Lincoln and later established and worked in the Denver office. Following his nine-year tenure with the firm, Dave returned to Lincoln where he served as Vice President & General Counsel of Crete Carrier Corporation and affiliated companies from 1979 thru 1985. Dave then returned to private practice as a partner in the Lincoln law firm of Rembolt, Ludtke, Parker, and Berger until 1996. While working in private practice, he became actively involved in the ownership and management of trucking company JTI, Inc. and affiliated companies from 1985-1997, and served as Vice President of Active Transportation Co. and affiliated companies from 1995-1996. With the change in ownership of JTI, Inc., Dave became the Executive Vice President-Administration of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. in 1997 and continued in that role through the end of 2004. From 2005 thru 2019, he served as Senior Legal Counsel for Great West Casualty Company and Great West Risk Management.

    Our sympathy goes out to his wife of 57 years Nancy, children and the rest of Dave's family and friends.  May he rest in peace.

  • TLA Social Media Presence Start-Up.
    Thursday, January 2, 2020

    At the July 2019 TLA Executive Committee meeting, an ad hoc group was formed to consider how best to increase TLA's presence on social media.  TLA has already developed a policy on the appropriate use of social media.  (See attached PDF). The group included Hans Huggler, Chris Kelly, and Pierre-Olivier Dumas along with representatives from Kellen. The ad hoc group considered the benefits and challenges to TLA becoming active on various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).  The group determined that LinkedIn is the most visible platform for professionals and networking, requires less "interaction" management (unlike Twitter or Facebook), and TLA members and recruiting targets are already well-represented on the site and accustomed to engaging in professional communications on the platform.  Therefore, the ad hoc group recommended that TLA initially focus its social media strategy on developing its presence on LinkedIn. This recommendation was adopted by the Executive Committee at its November meeting.

    There is in existence on LinkedIn a current group page for TLA that members can like.  TLA is setting up an organization-specific profile on LinkedIn which will independently post content and to which members can affiliate themselves.  We will be asking members to migrate over to the new organization page as the current group page will be closed down after a time of overlap between the 2 pages.  We will have public-facing content.  TLA will post "teaser" content from TTL on LinkedIn on a regular schedule.  Ideally, each "teaser" would include a short blurb summarizing the article's topic and author (linking to the author on LinkedIn if possible).  The post would also link to a digital copy of the TTL article housed on the TLA website, however, only the first two to three paragraphs would be available to the public.  To access the full content, a member of the public would be prompted to join TLA. 

    The LinkedIn TLA profile and page will be a tool for questions as well as possible referrals.  However, we ask that all members comply with the social media policy adopted by the EC and linked herein. 

  • My Kind of Town… See you in Chicago, January, 2020.
    Monday, November 18, 2019

    ​Register for the Chicago Regional Seminar!  The 2020 Chicago Regional will be held at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park on January 24, 2020.  The seminar will kick off with a Boot Camp on January 23, 2020, presented by chair Kathleen Jeffries providing An Inside Look Into the Transportation and Logistics Industry and its Developing Trends and Challenges.  Program Chairs David Hall and Stephanie Penninger will then present the Chicago Regional Seminar with a great  program planned by them and their program committee of Richard Clark, Tyler Hayes, Stephani Johnson, Matt Koch, Robert Reeb and Jaclyne Reive.  The seminar will feature special guest speaker Jim Mullen, Chief Counsel with the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  Click here to check out the conference website and register today!   The Pre-Registration deadline is January 3, 2020.

  • Transportation Law Institute was a Royal Success!
    Monday, November 18, 2019

    ​It began with a tribute to Prince and ended with a one of a kind college football experience.  Congratulations to President Jeff Simmons and program chairs Beata Shapiro and Jonathan Abramson and host committee chairs Michael Glover and Jason Engkjer on a fantastic TLI in Minneapolis, MN.  With over 130 attendees this year's TLI was one of the best attended TLIs in recent history and the attendees were rewarded with a great program, excellent restaurants, a trip to the famed First Avenue after the Dine Around on Friday and an exciting college football game.  The Executive Committee was efficient and fast in its meeting so that those with tickets to the Minnesota v. Penn State football game could get there in time to enjoy an incredible game that went down to the wire. 

  • July Executive Committee Meeting in Phoenix, AZ
    Monday, July 29, 2019

    President Jeff Simmons hosted the TLA President’s Annual Executive Committee Meeting at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa on July 12-13, 2019.  The meeting was well-attended by all Officers, Voting Past Presidents and At-Large members and a number of Committee Chairs.  The budget for 2019-2020 was established, goals were established and reports and oversight related to upcoming meetings and events were covered.  After the meeting on Saturday morning the Executive Committee took a tour of GlobalTranz and then enjoyed a Top Golf outing with dinner.  It was a productive kick-off to the year and all who attended praised the hospitality of President Simmons and GlobalTranz.​

  • In Memoriam of Edward J. “Ned” Kiley
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    TLA is sad to report the death of past president, Edward “Ned” Kiley, 70, a longtime resident of Leesburg, attorney and former partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Grove, Jaskiewicz and Cobert, who died January 27, 2019 after a brief illness.  Ned was president of the TLA from 1993-1994 and hosted a memorable Annual Conference at Kiawah Island, SC.  Our sympathy goes out to his wife Paula, children and the rest of Ned’s family and friends.  May he rest in peace.​

  • TLA Executive Committee Takes Office
    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Click here​ for the press release regarding TLA's 2019-2020 officers and Executive Committee.

  • February TTL Now Available
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    ​The Februray 2019 issues is now available for download here​. 

  • CTLA Annual Meeting
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    CTLA's Annual Meeting is October 25-27.  Click here​ for more information.​

  • TLA Webinar Series
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Click here for more information on TLA's webinar series.
  • TTL Submission Deadlines for 2018-19
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    ​TLA - Please submit articles to J​ohn Wilcox​.
    CTLA - Please submit articles to Jean-François Bilodeau​.

    Submission deadline for upcoming issues:
    ​October 2018 - August 6
    December 2018 - October 1
    February 2019 - November 19
    April 2019 - February 4
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