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Honorary Distinguished Logistics Professionals (DLP)

Honorary Distinguished Logistics Professionals (DLP)

George Yarusavage, Laurie Denham, David Yeley

The AST&L Board of Directors awarded three honorary Distinguished Logistics Professional (DLP) credentials during the AST&L Annual Meeting in New Orleans on October 18, 2014. George Yarusavage and David Yeley were honored for their continued commitment to leadership. Both have served on the AST&L board for several decades. In addition to their industry contributions as transportation logistics professionals, George and David provide a legacy as AST&L volunteers.

Laurie Denham was honored for her dedication to and leadership of AST&L over the past 12 years. She continues to serve as president.

On October 29, 2014, the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) and Beijing Wuzi University (BWU) signed an agreement to cooperate on their transportation and logistics management programs. Under the agreement, the two schools will cooperate on research, faculty exchange and academic programs. At the core is the “2+2” program in which BWU students complete their first two years of study in Beijing then complete their degrees at UWS. Upon graduation from UWS, the students receive dual degrees from UWS and BWU, and are also eligible for CTL certification.
Aligned with AST&L’s vision to be the global leader in educating and certifying transportation and logistics professionals, this program is beneficial to both parties. BWU students learn about advanced logistics systems in the U.S. and UWS students gain exposure to China’s fast-developing logistics industry. Read more.

2014 L.L. Waters Scholars Announced!

Students Nicole Fliegelman of Penn State University and Andre Anderson of University of Wisconsin-Superior were named the 2014 L.L. Waters Scholars at the AST&L Annual Membership Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18.

The scholarship was set up in honor of L.L. Waters, University Professor Emeritus of Transportation and Business History at Indiana University’s School of Business, in recognition of his many contributions to undergraduate and graduate level education in transportation, logistics and international business during a teaching career of more than four decades.

Dr. Waters passed away at age 99 in 2012. Dr. Waters made significant contributions to the leadership and program activities of AST&L over many years. His service began with appointment to the national AST&L Board of Directors in September 1959. While on the board, he also served a term as president from 1967 to 1968, and as chairman of the board from 1968 to 1969. He played a key role in the establishment of the Transportation Journal, and was a member of the journal’s Editorial Review Board from 1961 to 2006.

Professor Waters was a member of the Indiana University faculty for 30 years. He has been internationally renowned for accomplishments as both an educator and a businessman. He will especially be remembered for his teaching excellence and his efforts to find good jobs for his students. Many of his former students continued to visit him and correspond with him all his life. His former students contributed over $45,000 to start the L.L. Waters Scholarship Fund, which awards annual national scholarships.

Transportation Journal Best Paper and Outstanding Reviewer Awards

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics and the editorial staff of the Transportation Journal are pleased to announce Best Paper and Outstanding Reviewer awards for 2013–14.

The Best Paper Award was won by Thomas M. Corsi and Curtis Grimm, both of the University of Maryland; David Cantor of Iowa State University; and Donald Wright, of Volpe Transportation Systems Center for their article, “Should Smaller Commercial Trucks Be Subject to Safety Regulations?” published in Volume 53, Issue 2 of the journal.

David Gligor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mary Holcomb of the University of Tennessee won the second-place award for their paper, “Antecedents and Consequences of Integrating Logistics Capabilities Across the Supply Chain,” published in Volume 53, Issue 2 of the Transportation Journal.

The following were recognized as Outstanding Reviewers: Martin Dresner of the University of Maryland, Yoshi Suzuki of Iowa State University, and John Bell of the University of Tennessee.

Spring and Summer 2014 grads- apply for academic waiver

If you have graduated this spring you may qualify for a CTL or PLS academic waiver!  Send us the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript or letter from a professor today! 

Students who graduate within six months also qualify for a student membership.  And remember, current or recent APICS student members are also eligible to apply for an academic waiver!

Transportation Journal

The Fall 2014 Volume 53.4 of the Transportation Journal has been published. Click here to view the Table of Contents and Article Abstracts. If you did not receive your copy of the Journal, please contact

You may change your print subscription to the online version by contacting Pennsylvania State University Press at

Submit an article to the Transportation Journal through the Editorial Manager automated manuscript submission system,

For questions about book reviews, please contact Deepak Iyengar at

Editorial Review Board, click here.

Informatin for Journal Contributors, click here.




Get a head's up on the competition!  If you are graduating from one of these schools within six months (See Qualified Schools) you may be eligible for a CTL Blanket Waiver.  Register today as a student member and apply for your Blanket Waiver to receive this professional industry certification.


As part of the American Logisitcs Aid Network (ALAN), ASTL looks to its members who can mobilize or make connections within our network to help with disaster recovery.  

Please visit the ALAN website daily to see how you can help relieve suffering of those so terribly affected by these natural disasters.

ASTL Member Events

Receive 5% discount for the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Center for Continuing Education's Certified in Transportation and Logistics online program. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month


TransComp Exhibition 2014

TransComp is the transportation industry's leading trade exposition, where companies like yours showcase the latest innovations in information technology applications and management tools for transportation and distribution operations.

Fort Laderdale, FL

November 15-19, 2014

The ALMC brings together logistics service providers and users, including manufacturers, traders and distributors, to exchange market intelligence and explore new business opportunities.

Register today!

November 18-19, 2014











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