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He gave his thanks to the Board for going above and beyond in fulfilling their volunteer responsibilities . They include members of the Executive Committee :
• Joel Pinsky , President-Elect , Global Messenger and Logistics
• Steve Howard , Immediate Past President , Esquire Express
• Lorena Camargo , Secretary , Pearl Transportation & Logistics
• Tim Cocchia , Treasurer , Xcel Delivery Services .
Other board members include :
• Mark Cossack , Priority Courier Experts
• Errol Cvern , Select Express & Logistics
• Randy Edmonds , Epitome Logistics
• Thomas Jowers , ADL Delivery
• Ruth Ospino , Tempo Transportation LLC and Tempo Courier LLC
• Ralph Perrothers , On The Go Cargo , Inc .
• Kelly Picard , Hackbarth Delivery Service
• G . Eddie Pillow , Pillow Logistics
• Brian Surber , Priority Dispatch
• Charles Wolfe , Blaze Express Courier Service .
Setting the stage for the rest of the conference , Burns talked about the challenging environment for those in the room . Those trials include responding to :
• Driver shortages
• Pricing pressures
• Rising inflation
• DOL on the offense
• Industry consolidation
• Higher barriers to entry
• Cyber security risks
• The lingering effects of COVID-19 .
“ Do you want to take a ‘ vitamin ’ or a ‘ pill ’ to deal with these challenges ?” he asked the crowd . “ CLDA is the ‘ vitamin ’ because it adds long-term value to support a healthy company . It provides the nutrients of success . The ‘ pill ’ may provide short-term relief but doesn ’ t help in the long-term .”

FINAL MILE FORUM & EXPO22

Burns identified CLDA ’ s ‘ Nutrients of Success :’
• Proactively lobbying to protect the 1099 model
• Hosting three industry events , the Final Mile Forum , Executive Leadership Summit and Virtual Shipper ’ s Exchange
• Providing benefits such as discounts on products and services , healthcare and training
• Producing a quarterly CLDA magazine
• Promoting industry awareness
• Creating an online Resource Center
• Raising awareness and providing a value for diversity , equity and inclusion in our industry
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