The Board of Directors of CITA announced that the Association has changed its name from the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association to the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) | Association Canadienne de Gestion du Fret (AGF).
The Association, The National Voice of the Shipper, has represented the interests of the Canadian shipper community to all levels of government, international agencies, carrier groups and other stakeholders continuously since 1916. The association’s exclusive focus is on freight transportation issues for shippers using marine, rail, truck and air transport.
As a result of extensive market research carried out over the past year, the Association decided that the new name and logo better reflects the objectives of the Association, the demographics and activities of its members and will bring the terminology into the 21st Century. FMA will continue to be the respected voice for the shipper community in Canada in an ever-changing global economy.
FMA-AGF is the only national industry association that focuses specifically on freight transportation issues. It is a strong voice with government on policy, legislation and regulation and is the leader in providing current information about freight transportation to media and other stakeholders. The Association also provides networking opportunities and information dissemination to help Canadian businesses remain competitive through a cost-effective, safe and efficient transportation system. As a broad-based industry association, the 100+ Canadian member companies are in the agriculture, food processing, mining, forest products, chemical, fertilizer, manufacturing and retail industries, both large and small, from all regions of the country.