Support the CLDA Advocacy Fund and Support Your Business
Your CLDA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) has been taking on challenges facing our industry at both a state and national level for the past 12 years through efforts such as:
- Educational opportunities, including webinars, CLDA Express updates and securing speakers from federal agencies for the annual Final Mile Forum, such as representatives from the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Labor
- Setting up CLDA’s annual Lobby Day, which provides us with the opportunity to advocate for our industry to members of Congress
- Organizing a call recently between CLDA president Steve Howard and Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, where Steve explained how our business model has helped us provide essential delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, the DOL announced they would be releasing a federal rule to provide clarity on the definition of independent contractors, something our industry has been in desperate need of for years.
- Providing support for state issues that could impact our members on the national level, like the Massachusetts Delivery Association case in 2016, which resulted in the courts declaring that the “B” prong of the infamous ABC test was pre-empted by federal law, thus allowing the use of independent contractors in Massachusetts. Although this decision only affected Massachusetts, it did set a positive federal precedent which may impact your state laws in the future.
It is imperative that we keep our government affairs efforts moving forward, and doing so requires a robust Advocacy Fund. We are truly grateful for the support from the donors listed below, but we cannot defend ourselves in the future without continued contributions to the Advocacy Fund.
Thank You to Our Donors
eTrac Final Mile Gateway
Leveling Up Fulfillment & Shipping
Mission Critical Delivery Solutions
On Time Delivery, Inc
Priority Express Courier, Inc.
PS Express Couriers
Transportation Impact, LLC
Western Peaks Logistics LLC