Promoting Shippers’ Interests

The National Industrial Transportation League actively represents the interests of its members in Washington, D.C. By advocating for shippers’ interests before federal agencies and both houses of Congress, the League ensures that its members’ business concerns are not just heard, but understood.

Our commitment to our members’ interests and our reputation for honesty and integrity have earned us the respect of the federal agencies that matter most to shippers, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Surface Transportation Board, and the Federal Maritime Commission. Government officials at both staff and leadership levels actively solicit the League’s views on every significant issue affecting shippers that comes before their agencies.

Our success in advocating for our members’ interests is due in part to our ability to forge coalitions with other groups whose goals dovetail with ours. On issues such as addressing freight rail service problems and eliminating unfair port fees, the League partners with dozens and sometimes as many as 100 or more organizations that share our interests.

Our advocacy efforts also benefit from the expertise of our legal counsel, Thompson Hine, one of the most respected transportation law firms in Washington, D.C. In addition, NITL draws on the knowledge and insights of a longtime freight strategist and consultant, Randy Mullett, who has an unrivaled network of contacts within the transportation industry.

To learn more about the League’s efforts to further our members’ business and policy interests, click on the following links:

  • Highway issues
  • Marimtime issues
  • Rail issues