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Why Join?

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) members become part of a network of professionals who are committed to working together in defense of the trucking industry. The organization provides the following quality benefits to its members:

  • Education - TIDA Provides the latest information to members through many educational events.
  • Networking - TIDA is a networking association where members exchange experience and information.
  • Endowment - TIDA award endowment grants to organizations or individuals that directly or indirectly promote risk management, operational economics, and the reduction of costs associated with accidents, claims and lawsuits.
  • Resources - TIDA provides members with resources to obtain best case practices, brief and expert referrals, contact information on rapid response teams or immediate response to questions and references on the social networking page of the website.


Membership Types


Industry Individual Membership (Annual Dues:  $175.00)

Industry individual membership is for those employed directly (as employee) by a trucking or insurance company.

Please click here to complete the application if you are seeking Industry (Trucking or Insurance) Individual Membership.


Industry Corporate Membership

For Industry Corporate Membership, the company must have 5 or more members to qualify. Please contact the TIDA office at (410) 931-8100 for more information or if you wish to be added to an existing Corporate Member Organization.

Please click here to complete the application if your company is seeking Industry (Trucking or Insurance) Corporate Membership.


Vendor Membership (Annual Dues:  $475.00)

Vendor membership is open to any person employed by a vendor/consultant business that provides services to support the trucking industry. Applicants whose firm or themselves who “may” testify or perform expert duty against a trucking company are not eligible for membership.

 Click here to apply to TIDA as a Vendor Member.


Legal Assistant/Paralegal Membership (Annual Dues:  $125.00)

To become a TIDA Member as a legal assistant/paralegal, you must be employed by an existing TIDA attorney member. Please have the TIDA member in your firm/company sign this application where indicated:

 Click here to apply for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Membership.


Attorney Membership (Annual Dues: $475.00)

TIDA's Attorney Membership is open to attorneys with a major portion of their current and active practice dedicated to trucking defense work. A letter of recommendation from a current TIDA member in good standing must be uploaded with application. In addition, you must provide three references employed by trucking or truck insurance companies for which you are currently handling cases in trucking defense work within the past year.

Click here to view a sample application for TIDA Attorney Membership.

Click here to apply as an Attorney Member.


New Member Mentor Information

The mentor program is designed to share the wisdom, guidance and leadership skills of today’s experienced members with our future leaders. Our goal is to provide a mentor to newer members of TIDA so they can maximize their membership and network with experienced TIDA members.


Click here for more details and to access the application


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