February 21, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Member News
Earlier this month Werner Enterprises was named the 2018 Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) Innovator of the Year for the company’s efforts to develop its Professional Driver and Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Programs, which allow eligible military veterans to receive tax-free education benefits in addition to on-the-job training.

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Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

Early Bird Registration ends February 23, 2018. Registration prices will go up and hotel rooms are also limited, so register early. Remember, you get a significant discount on the 2018 TIA Conference with your TIA membership!

  • Network with more than 1,300 of the best minds in the 3PL industry
  • 24 Education courses within six different tracks
  • Five general sessions
  • The largest tradeshow specifically designed for 3PLs
  • Expert and distinguished panelists from across the transportation industry

Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and register today!

The trade show floor is sold out! Thank you to all of our exhibitors. Please e-mail Valerie Sumner to join the waiting list. Interested in learning who is exhibiting? Click here.

After registering for the conference, you will receive an email with a link and instructions to make your hotel reservation. TIA has contracted directly with the JW Marriott Desert Springs and has not given any third parties permission to block, reserve or book hotel reservations on their behalf.
TriumphPay Carrier Payments Demo named ‘Best in Show’
Triumph Business Capital
TriumphPay showcased the future of payments in the logistics industry at Transparency18, a logistics industry-focused conference, which drew hundreds to Atlanta in May. Triumph’s Jordan Graft and John Shields demonstrated how blockchain and shared ledgers will transform carrier payments.
Watch the short demo here.
Industry News and Advocacy
The California State Assembly is currently considering a bill that would have major impacts on every 3PL who books drayage at a California port using independent owner-operator port truckers. Under this new bill, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement would post on its website the essential information of all port drayage motor carriers who have any unresolved court or Department of Labor judgments related to a broad variety of wage-and-hour concerns.
Last week, Illinois State Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86), whose district includes parts of Channahon, Elwood, Joliet, Ingalls Park, Preston Heights, and Rockdale, introduced House Bill 4915, which would create a logistics center impact fee. This fee would be an annual fee imposed on the owner of each logistics center located in the State of Illinois. The impact fee will vary depending on how many trucks on average utilize the logistics center.
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) landmark final rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is approaching its final implementation date for 3PLs on April 6, 2018. This implementation date is for the remaining small businesses that were not included in the initial implementation date of April 6, 2017.
Transport Canada, which promotes safety in the transportation marketplace, is proposing to introduce a new requirement for businesses involved in the transport of dangerous goods to register and provide information on their dangerous goods activities.This new requirement would be a client identification database that will identify where the transportation of dangerous goods sites are located.
TIA has assembled a lineup of diverse topics for 3PLs large and small. Whether its sales, contracts, legal questions, the ELD mandate, and data, the Capital Ideas Conference has you covered.
Beth Carroll and The Prosperio Group are collecting data for the 2017 Compensation Survey. Participants who provide their compensation data receive a copy of the survey free of charge.
If you have not already paid your 2018 TIA membership dues, please remit your dues payments now to avoid any interruption in member services or members-only access. Membership is based on the calendar year and expired on December 31, 2017. Online payment is encouraged.
Transport Topics is gathering information for its annual ranking of the largest logistics companies in North America to be published April 9, 2018. The Top 50 Logistics Companies list will appear the same week as the TIA 2018 Capital Ideas Conference in Palm Desert, CA.
Platinum Sponsors
   Gold Sponsors  
Silver Sponsors
Euler Hermes
Revenova, LLC
Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
Bronze Sponsors
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
CX North America
Wells Fargo Capital Finance


Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.
  • Feb. 25-28, 2018: Phoenix, AZ - RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2018
  • March 4-7, 2018: Long Beach, CA - JOC Trans Pacific Maritime Annual Conference
  • March 11-13, 2018: Phoenix, AZ - Food Shippers of America Annual Conference 
  • April 8-11, 2018: Palm Desert, CA - TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
  • April 29-May 1, 2018: Orlando, FL - NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo
Salespeople are the lifeblood of your business. However, the task of recruiting and interviewing salespeople is one of the greatest challenges for 3PLs. Research findings have discovered that most firms "just wing it." The number of 3PL’s has proliferated and the competition for sales talent is fiercer than ever. Come learn how to build a top-notch sales recruiting program, insure a consistent stream of strong recruits from Universities and Colleges, screen sales candidate resumes, and most importantly interview sales candidates for your 3PL.
As the supply chain becomes increasingly digital, 3PLs must adapt to provide new technology services and platforms to their customers, and to improve their own operational efficiency. New entrants into the logistics marketplace threaten to further pressure small- and medium-sized 3PLs by changing shipper expectations. This webinar will discuss how TIA members can leverage technology to "do more, with less" and ensure their competitiveness in the digital supply chain. There is no charge for this webinar.
Registration is now open for the January CTB Online Study Course, which now includes updated material from the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business text book.The study course contains more than 80 hours of content, tailor-made to prepare you for the CTB Exam to be held on March 31, 2018.
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McLeod Software
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TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

The TIA "Measure Up Compensation Report" is an invaluable tool about third-party logistics companies' salaries and compensation, their organization and job descriptions.

From the report, you will obtain industry specific data like:

  • Pay level data from more than 45 key brokerage roles
  • Insight into how different roles are compensated, instead of just how much
  • Observations from Beth Carroll, the Managing Principal at Prosperio Group, an industry thought-leader, on what the survey really means and compensation best practices.

The survey is available at a reduced rate for TIA members here.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final rule is requiring the mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on all motor carriers who are required to prepare hours-of-service records of duty status. TIA has prepared a detailed card that outlines the implementation dates along with important information on exemptions and penalties. Obtain your ELD Notecard.