WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council)

In the United States, there are an impressive 13 million women-owned businesses, constituting 42% of the total. At the forefront of empowering and supporting these enterprises is WBENC, founded in 1997 with the goal of establishing a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification. 

Beyond certifications, WBENC actively fosters growth, provides access to opportunities, and influences consumer preferences through impactful campaigns. Moreover, it serves as a powerful advocate for women-owned businesses, facilitating their inclusion in corporate and government supply chains.

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Smartway Transport Partnership

The SmartWay Transport Partnership is an innovative collaboration with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the dynamic freight industry. It’s not just a partnership; it’s a commitment to curbing greenhouse gases and air pollution through the rapid adoption of cutting-edge technologies and operational practices that boost fuel efficiency and slash emissions in the realm of goods movement. SmartWay Transport Partners, gain access to an invaluable toolkit: performance benchmarks, fleet management excellence, technology validation, public recognition, prestigious awards, and the iconic SmartWay Transport Partner logo, showcasing your industry leadership to customers, shareholders, and stakeholders.

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WCS (World Certification Services)

Established in 1994, World Certification Services Ltd. (WCS) is a beacon of excellence in the realm of third-party assessment and certification services. With a strong commitment to businesses of all sizes, WCS offers accessible and impartial services that empower enterprises. Our core mission is to consistently deliver quality that surpasses client expectations. WCS proudly holds accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), reflecting our dedication to the highest standards of quality.

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Supplier Clearinghouse

The Supplier Clearinghouse, backed by the authority of General Order 156 of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and stringent Eligibility Standards, stands as a vital gateway. We not only verify the eligibility of women, minority, LGBT, and persons with disabilities business enterprises but also take it a step further by publishing a comprehensive directory. This directory, utilized by participating utility companies and the public alike, opens doors to a diverse spectrum of business opportunities, giving certified MBE, WBE, DVBE, LGBTBE, and PDBE firms the chance to thrive and flourish.

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Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

C-TPAT is a voluntary program improving the security of private companies’ supply chains against terrorism, offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

ISO 9001 Certification (2015)

ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement.

American Trucking Associations (ATA)

The ATA advances the trucking industry’s agenda by influencing policy and legislation, as well as by providing research and public relations services to promote the industry’s image and economic growth.

Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA)

GMTA is the voice of Georgia’s trucking industry, advocating for pro-safety and pro-business policies, providing training and education, and ensuring that the industry’s needs are heard in legislative matters.

National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)

NITL represents shippers in all modes of transportation, promoting a competitive, safe, and efficient transportation market.

Refrigerated Intermodal Transportation Association (RICA)

RICA serves the refrigerated segment of the intermodal industry, facilitating networking, education, and collaboration to improve refrigerated transportation.

National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA)

NDTA supports national defense and homeland security through logistics, transportation, and passenger travel services, with an emphasis on education and policy advancement.

Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

SCLAA provides education, advocacy, and networking to logistics and supply chain professionals, with a focus on promoting industry excellence and innovation.

Ohio Trucking Association (OTA)

OTA represents the trucking industry in Ohio, providing legislative representation, industry-related training, and business development for its members.

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)

TCA is dedicated to representing truckload carriers, offering programs and services to ensure these businesses can operate effectively and efficiently.

Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA)

LMTA represents the trucking industry in Louisiana, advocating for a safer and more efficient transportation environment through education, training, and legislation.

Texas Trucking Association (TXTA)

TXTA provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, education, and networking to promote the trucking industry in Texas.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

SC&RA is an international trade association representing companies engaged in specialized transportation, machinery moving, and rigging operations globally.

Associated Warehouses, Inc. (AWI)

AWI is a cooperative organization of warehouse companies providing logistics solutions, with a focus on industry best practices and networking.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

CSCMP is a leading global association for supply chain professionals, providing research, conferences, and educational resources.

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA represents and supports the airline industry with global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency, and sustainability.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

ITAR regulates the export and import of U.S. defense and military-related technologies to safeguard national security interests.

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

NCBFAA represents customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, and export service providers, aiming to maintain the highest level of industry compliance.

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)

NVOCCs are carriers issuing bills of lading for ocean freight but do not operate their own vessels, acting as consolidators in ocean freight.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

TIA is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals, providing education, research, and advocacy to advance the industry.

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

WERC offers resources and support for professionals in the warehousing and logistics industry, focusing on education and research for improvement and innovation.

Certified ISO (2008)

ISO certifications for various standards indicating that an organization meets international requirements for quality management and other operational criteria.

WCA Projects

WCA Projects is a global network for project cargo specialists and heavy lift operators, providing a platform for networking and project management.

WCA Perishables

WCA Perishables is a network dedicated to logistics companies specializing in the handling and transportation of perishable goods.

MTG Multimodal Transport Group

MTG is focused on providing multimodal transportation solutions, integrating different modes of transport to optimize efficiency and cost.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TSA safeguards the nation’s transportation systems, with an emphasis on airport security and the safe movement of cargo and passengers.

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

MHI represents the factory-built housing industry, providing research, promotion, and advocacy to support its growth and public perception.

Modular Building Institute (Modular)

The institute is a global nonprofit trade association representing modular construction professionals and advocating for modular processes and technology.

Used Truck Association (UTA)

UTA is a leading organization for professionals in the used truck industry, focusing on education, industry data, and ethical standards.

National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)

NTEA represents companies manufacturing, distributing, and installing commercial truck and transportation equipment.

North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA)

NATDA serves the trailer dealers’ industry by providing education, advocacy, and industry networking events.

Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)

RVIA is the national association representing RV manufacturers and component suppliers, with a focus on industry growth, safety standards, and market research.

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