The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) - the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce – released the following statement in response to the final rule issued recently by the Department of Labor related to the classification of independent contractors:

TIA and our 2,000 member companies express our disappointment with the Administration and anti-business DOL.

Independent contractors play a pivotal role within our nation's supply chain, serving as essential cogs in its seamless operation. Logistics companies depend significantly on their contributions to the supply chain and workforce. The notion of reclassifying these vital independent contractors as employees and creating a confusing and conflicting system to determine employment status poses a grave threat to the well-being of the supply chain, small businesses, and the American economy.

TIA remains firm in our commitment to advocate for the preservation of independent contractors and protect the important role they play in sustaining the integrity and efficiency of our nation's supply chain.