About Us


Mission Statement

The North 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.

Organization
A Chairman of the Board of Governors, President, Vice President and 18 Board of Governors govern the League. The Board of Governors are 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 20. Officers serve 2 year terms.  

Meetings
The League holds a Spring and Fall meeting each year, a Scholarship Golf Outing and a Annual Conference each June. The 2013 Annual Conference was held at the Hilton Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. The dates for all these events are on the League's website under upcoming events.

Origin of the League

In the 1920ís, 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. The League 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. 


Accomplishments
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.
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Board of Governors & Officers


Kevin Perry
Chairman
of the Board

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Officers
Chairman – Kevin Perry / Belk, Inc.
President – Sherry Ennis / Revlon Consumer Products
Vice President – Tina Steppe - FMC
Executive Director – Buddy Holson

Board of Governors
Al Fortunato / Ross Stores
Bill Little / Southeastern Freight Lines
Dave Danner / USA Truck
Bob Stone / Right Freight Solutions
Patti Satterfield / FedEx Services
Steve Poole / Red Classic Transportation Services
Ellis Brotherton / Tradewinds International
Eric Brotherton / OMG, Inc.
Mark A. Andrews / Cargo Integrated Logistics
Tom Turner / Try Hours, Inc.
Mack Leonard / Alliance Shippers
Tom Guthrie / NC Ports Authority
Bill Vaughn / Retired
Charles Edwards / N C Center for Global Logistics
Mark Williams / Charlotte Pipe
Robert Braunstein / West Marine
Scott Hoffmann / CH Robinson
Willie McClelland - BAH Express
Dr. Dinesh Dave - Appalachian State University
Jerry Carter / Syfan Transport



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