Benefits that Open Doors

Joining NITL opens doors—to information and insights, to a network of professional colleagues, and to opportunities to make a difference in your career and industry.

Stay Informed of Industry Developments
NITL members receive a weekly e-newsletter, The Notice, that highlights key events and issues affecting the freight transportation industry. Click here to read a sample issue of The Notice.

Help Develop Industry Solutions to Industry Problems
NITL members can join a modal committee (Highway, Ocean, or Rail) and participate in finding industry solutions to industry problems. NITL modal committees meet at the association’s annual Transportation Summit and by teleconference as needed.

Enjoy Significant Savings on Your Annual Conference
Save hundreds of dollars on the annual NIT League Transportation Summit, the conference designed by shippers for shippers. The Summit brings together leaders in the freight transportation industry for three days of targeted education, network building, and forward thinking.

Grow Your Professional Network
When you join NITL, you don’t just become a member of the association that has served as “the shippers’ voice” since 1907—you also become part of a network of respected and influential freight logistics professionals. This network, readily accessible through NITL’s online member directory, can serve as a source of ideas, insights, and advice, not to mention job opportunities and professional mentors.

Speak with a Stronger Voice
NITL participates in industry coalitions that advocate for shippers’ interests on issues such as unfair port fees and rail service problems. These coalitions can include as many as 100 industry groups or more, thereby ensuring that your views are taken more seriously by regulatory agencies and lawmakers.

Get Help with Legal Issues
Thompson Hine, the League’s legal counsel, Offers discounted legal services to NITL members in the area of transportation. Thompson Hine has provided legal services to the League for many years and is one of the most respected transportation law firms in Washington, D.C.

Gain Deeper Insights into Transportation Issues
NITL periodically hosts member-only webinars to provide updates on regulatory and legislative matters, industry developments, and pressing issues across freight transportation modes. Recordings of the webinars are posted on for viewing at a later date if desired.