Otherwise known as the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC has been providing education, advocacy, and provider relations opportunities since 1952.
It is a non-profit 501c6 trade association that provides education, advocacy, and provider relations opportunities to transportation, logistics and supply chain management professionals who manage freight across all modes. Regular members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and distributors, as well as third-party logistics companies. Associate members include providers of all modes, including truckload, LTL, rail, ocean and air cargo.
NASSTRAC membership includes companies in many industries, ranging from consumer products, retail, pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics to machinery, medical, printing, publishing, durable goods, and food and beverage.
Individuals who actively participate in NASSTRAC are key decision-makers at all levels — ranging from Manager or Director of Transportation to Vice President of Logistics or Supply Chain Management. These professionals are responsible for managing transportation and distribution involving all modes and market segments of transportation, ranging from full truckload and LTL, to rail/intermodal, air, expedited shipping, and ocean/maritime shipping.
Yes! There are more than 150 suppliers of transportation and logistics-related products and services who belong to NASSTRAC, including carriers (all modes and market segments of transportation), supply chain management integrators, and technology innovators. NASSTRAC provides a venue through which transportation decision-makers can build productive, meaningful relationships with providers of transportation services and products. Such opportunities range from a robust annual transportation expo to an expansive freight resource directory and other online channels.
NASSTRAC helps shippers to stay on top of transportation industry issues, challenges, emerging trends and opportunities through it's annual Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo, regional meetings, webcasts, whitepapers, blogs, online news updates, and regularly published print and online member newsletters.
NASSTRAC is a leader in opposing unwise or excessively burdensome regulation in such areas as workforce and operational requirements, security, and global trade. Through well-orchestrated advocacy initiatives, NASSTRAC collectively communicates shippers' concerns to legislators and regulatory agencies with greater impact and at a lower cost than if each shipper member acted alone. By working on the Advocacy Committee or by participating in well-orchestrated fly-ins to Washington or letter-writing campaigns to Congress, members can help to shape opinions with legislators and regulatory agencies, and other policy-making powers that be. Members also stay abreast of legislative developments involving transportation through on-site events during "Washington Update" sessions, and through online events and Webinars.
You can make connections with transportation peers or suppliers through a searchable on-line Membership Directory. You can build new skills or give back to the industry through various volunteer opportunities, which include the Education Committee, the Advocacy Committee, or the Provider Relations Committee. NASSTRAC also has a Carrier Advisory Council on which members with carriers can provide input.
As a member, you'll have access to free Contract Templates that help you to minimize risk and outline requirements of your for-hire carriers and 3PLs. In addition, you have limited access to free legal advice with NASSTRAC Legal Counsel Karyn Booth. Karyn is a partner and leader of the Transportation practice group at Thompson Hine LLP in Washington D.C. She can be contacted on the Legal Hotline at 202-263-4108.
There are two types of memberships. "Regular Members” are the primary members NASSTRAC serves, and are predominantly made up of shippers, receivers, shipper associations, and third-party transportation and logistics providers. "Associate Members” are suppliers of transportation, warehousing, or technology services, and other providers of transportation-related products and services.
Corporate memberships are available and for both Regular Members and Associate Members are based on gross global sales.
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If an employee who leaves an employer is a NASSTRAC member, he or she retains the individual membership. Membership also can be transferred within a company to a new person who replaced the position of the original member. However, the following criteria must be met:
The employer sends a request to transfer the membership on company letterhead, which may be faxed or mailed to the NASSTRAC office. Please include current information of the new member: name, title, phone and fax number, e-mail, and mailing address and the name and member ID of the original member.
If you don't remember the password to your NASSTRAC account, you can reset your password by clicking the "Forgot your password?" link near the Username and Password fields. If you don't know your username, or are having any other issues signing in, call NASSTRAC Headquarters at 630-645-3474 for assistance.
The easiest way is to visit the Members Only section of www.NASSTRAC.org and click "Update My Profile." Fill in the appropriate fields with the new information, and be sure to click update. You cannot change your name (e.g. if you get married) online. Alternatively, members can call NASSTRAC Headquarters at 630-645-3474 for additional assistance.