February 28, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Member News
Hurricane Maria caused widespread devastation in September 2017, particularly across Puerto Rico. Estes Express Lines responded to the call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to supply personnel, equipment and logistical support.
ITS Logistics announces that Jamie Lawson has been elevated to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

If you have news you would like to share with other TIA members, send it to us and we'll place it in the next issue of Logistics Weekly.

Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions
Platinum Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
Euler Hermes
Revenova, LLC
Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
Bronze Sponsors
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
CX North America
Wells Fargo Capital Finance


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.

The 2018 exhibiting companies have great opportunities in store for TIA attendees this year at the Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition! We look forward to a very busy, highly informative and dynamic networking experience on the trade show floor sponsored by TMW Systems.

Be sure to join your colleagues and partners:

  • Monday, April 9 - Exhibit hall opening reception from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 10 - Exhibit Hall lunch from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 10 - Exhibit Hall Closing Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Register today! Learn more.

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.
Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.
  • 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
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
Industry News and Advocacy
TIA’s Environmental and Hazmat Subcommittee is looking for new members of the Association to join this important subcommittee. Are you an in-house hazardous materials or environmental expert? Are you looking to learn more about moving hazardous materials or the current regulatory environment of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA)? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider joining the Subcommittee.
TIA has two great ways to burn off those extra calories during the Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition.
Congratulations to the winners of the TIA 2018 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition Scholarships, sponsored by Aljex Software and Avalon Risk Management!
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.
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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."
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.
Registration is still 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.
Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
CargoNet®, a member of the Verisk Anyalyticsfamily of companies
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.