In 2016, the AEMCA Board of Directors updated the association’s mission statement, smart vision statement and the strategic initiatives.
AEMCA’s mission is to provide the framework for member networking, education, and inter-association relations and to assist the shipping public and regulatory agencies in understanding the many advantages of using flexible, client-oriented carriers offering a variety of expedited trucking services.
The significant role played by AEMCA members can best be illustrated by realizing how weak the air and expedited cargo industry would be if there were no air and expedited truckers to perform the many specialized services in today’s global marketplace.
AEMCA offers members the opportunity to educate, advocate, and promote business development through networking with members and industry groups.
Increase the core membership to over 100 members through improved marketing, legislative/regulatory, education, exposure and outreach.
AEMCA’s Strategic Initiatives:
Improve Association Marketing
Increase member development and retention
Increase legislative impact and exposure
In the late 1990’s, the AEMCA became an independent non-profit association, governed solely by an appointed board of directors and members. They also became a part of the American Trucking Association for a short period of time but, since 2000, have stood as an independent association. The mission and core values created in 1988 still apply today — to offer members the opportunity to educate, advocate and promote business development through networking with members and industry groups. Over the years, the AEMCA has represented the air freight trucking industry on many legislative and security issues, as well as keeping up with the ever-changing demands of this industry.
The Film, Air and Package Carriers Conference (FAPCC) was founded in 1962 by a small group of like-minded people from the freight trucking industry. This annual conference was comprised of three separate groups: Air Freight Motor Carrier Conference (AFMCC), American Package Carriers Association (APCA), and the Film Package Association (FPA). The intent of the conference was the same then as the current AirCargo Conference is today, to assist members in networking, building their business and learning more about the industry. 1988 was a big year for AFMCC. Under the leadership of Kevin Maloney and Ted Shapiro, the AFMCC separated from the FAPCC and changed the name to the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association.
AEMCA speaks as a unified voice in regulatory and legislative issues that affect the trucking industry. Members have an opportunity to learn, share and get consensus and guidance from other members facing similar challenges that include legal, regulatory, and financial issues. AEMCA members improve their businesses by listening to other members' successes, failures, and also solutions to the things that keep them up at night.