CLDA supports the formation of strong independent state courier associations!
State associations exist in the following states:
- New York
Documentation on how to start a State Association
How to Form a State Association (doc) | Sample State Bylaws (doc) | Sample State Budget (xls)
Why start or become a member of a state association?
Our Business Model and Your Business Is In Jeopardy
Never before in the history of the customized logistics and delivery industry have we faced the number and variety of factions which threaten our very livelihoods. It is paramount, that as individual entrepreneurs and business owners, we join together to surmount the impending challenges from Federal and State Governments, from Insurance Companies, and from Labor Unions.
Grass roots efforts
In Florida, the first meeting of 18 CLDA members resulted in the call to reach out to other Same-Day Delivery operators across the Sunshine State. Many were competitors, and some, at first, were hesitant about gathering to network and share knowledge of their individual businesses. But once presented with the bigger picture, these business owners reached out, and the second meeting saw more than 60 participants working hand-in-hand to establish a Statewide Association. Collectively, they are building relationships with their local, state, and federal lawmakers to stay on top of potential changes in legislation, while educating those elected officials about the importance of preserving our business model.
“Many of the operators discovered their competitors could actually help them,”
“They began asking one another, ‘How can we share resources?’ ‘How can we identify duplication of efforts?’ ‘–If I’m running in the same lane of traffic that you are on a daily basis… –I have a dispatcher. You have a dispatcher. I have a controller… you have a controller. I have a sales guy… you have a sales guy. Are there any economies of scale? –Can I share with you the good experiences and bad experiences for networking of people that I do business with?’”