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American Society of Transportation and Logistics

ASTL’s mission is to advance knowledge and career progression through life-long learning in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. ASTL’s membership of shippers, carriers, educators, students, consultants, and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and committed to raising the professional standards in the industry.


The vision of ASTL is to be the global leader in educating and certifying transportation and logistics professionals.

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics is the premier society for transportation and logistics professionals.

Founded 65 years ago, ASTL members are individuals from the 3PL, Shipping, Carrier, and Academic sectors. ASTL provides certification for the complete career pathway:

  • Entry level: Global Logistics Associate (GLA)
  • Mid level: Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy (PLS)
  • Senior level: Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL).
ASTL Benefits

As an ASTL member, you receive many benefits designed to support your career growth and success, including:

  • Professional Development and Career Enhancement–Certification sets you apart from the competition!
  • Transportation Journal - Complimentary subscription
  • ASTL e-Newsletter, get the latest news on events and happenings in the logistics and supply chain industry
  • Access to ASTL Online Membership Directory
  • Members Save–Discounts on certification programs
  • Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through ASTL Chapters and communities
Distinguish Yourself

ASTL helps underscore your knowledge and experience by providing you with a career pathway of globally recognized credentials: GLA, PLS and CTL. ASTL partners with universities, community colleges, and industry organizations offering education towards certification.

In an increasingly globalized world, professional certification ensures that logistics professionals are ready to meet the demands of logistics and transportation around the globe.

ASTL certification will help position you as a recognized leader in the transportation and logistics industry. Statistics show that certification validates industry knowledge and leads to higher salaries and increased job security.

American Society of Transportation and Logistics
PO Box 3363
Warrenton, VA 20188
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