Carolina League of Transportation and Logistics is an effective vehicle
to organize shippers and receivers of freight in order to: network,
take common action, stimulate public interest and promote the well being
of the transportation infrastructure. The League promotes close relationships
with providers of transportation services, cooperates with government
entities on matters of mutual interest, lobbies its positions when appropriate
and promotes transportation education.
Origin of the League
A Chairman of the Board of Governors, President, Vice President
and 20 Board of Governors govern the League. The Board of
Governors is elected each year and is based on 10% of
the Membership on the date of the Spring meeting each year. The
maximum number of Board of Governors is 21. Officers serve two-year terms.
The League holds a Spring and Fall meeting each year, a
Scholarship Golf Outing, and an Annual Conference each June. The
dates for all upcoming events are on the homepage on this
website and a summary of all events appear at the bottom of the
In the 1920's, there was a very pronounced instability in rates
and in transportation services in the United States. It was most notable
in the southern states.
A group of businessmen and other concerned individuals met in early
1929 and decided to organize the North Carolina Traffic League. The
League was funded as a non-profit organization with $500 from Mr. Julius
Cone of Cone Mills, Greensboro, N.C.
was chartered during the term of North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner
in August 1929. It was chartered as a shipper-only organization and
included ports and trade organizations.
The North Carolina Traffic League, Inc. changed its name to the North
Carolina League of Transportation and Logistics.
In its earlier years, League officers would attend rate hearings in Raleigh. Sometimes they would protest what the League felt to be unfair rate increase proposals before the North Carolina Public Utilities Commission. Many proposed rate increases were amended or denied by the Commission resulting in millions of dollars in savings to the North Carolina shipping public. The League has also lobbied for better roads, highways and ports and was very instrumental in bringing fifty-three-foot trailers to North Carolina highways in 1989.
In recent years, the League strongly and successfully lobbied against the tolling of existing North Carolina roads and bridges.
In the late 1980’s, the League began to work more closely with carriers about proposed new routes and rate increases. This began a very successful and cordial relationship with carriers that culminated in a vote of the membership in 1990 that allowed carriers to become “supporting” members. Carriers now have representation in the League with a Carrier Advisory Committee. The Committee holds a seat on the Board of Governors.
In 1994, the League and major carriers of North Carolina participated in a joint filing to comply with the federal mandate that eventually deregulated most intrastate rates and routes.
Additionally, the League awards transportation scholarships to deserving college students and support's charitable organizations. The past 2 donation's have gone to the Military Order of the Purple Heart an organization that helps local veterans as well as The Wounded Warrior Project and Loaves & Fishes an organization that collects and supplies food and groceries to people in crisis.