Express delivery-logistics groups XLA and CLDA merge for more political clout
THE US Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) has merged into the Customised Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) in a move designed to establish a single voice to bolster both groups' advocacy capabilities on regulatory matters
THE US Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) has merged into the Customised Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) in a move designed to establish a single voice to bolster both groups' advocacy capabilities on regulatory matters.
The CLDA is a professional association that represents 3,500 providers of time-critical logistics, delivery and express air cargo logistics services. The XLA covers similar grounds, representing companies engaged in providing and procuring services within the global air express cargo and logistics industries.
Both groups represent their members before regulatory bodies such as the US state and federal governments, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customers and Border Patrol (CPB).
Following the January 21 merger, all former XLA members will become full members of the CLDA, plus three members of the former XLA will sit on the CLDA board, including one on the CLDA executive committee, reported DC Velocity, North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
'With this merger, we will enhance our advocacy efforts in Washington and state capitols around the country,' CLDA president Chuck Moyer was cited as saying in a release.
'We will be representing, under one roof, the entire express air cargo logistics and logistics chain, including shippers and carriers. By joining together, we have a stronger voice to address critical regulatory issues and promote the continued growth of our industry. That will be of special importance particularly when dealing with Congress, the TSA, DHS and CPB.'
Through their new partnership, the two groups plan to also enhance their members' turnover by presenting them with greater business opportunities to work with some of the biggest shippers in the air cargo sector and members of the last mile delivery industry.