March 7, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Sunset’s second-generation owner, Lindsey Graves, who was promoted to Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2018, was recently named to the 2018 Class of 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal in February.

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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.

A recent Penn State survey of 10,000 shippers cited a “lack of freight visibility” as one of the most significant points of dissatisfaction that shippers have with 3PLs. This perception amongst shippers that 3PLs cannot or are not providing this service, is doing damage to our members value and credibility in the industry.

To dispel this myth TIA, along with Project44 and 10-4 Systems, commissioned an outside team of writers and transportation experts to take a pulse of the 3PL industry and the technology freight visibility offerings they are utilizing with their shipper customers. Based on the research obtained from industry sources, TIA developed a comprehensive report on freight visibility and track and trace software offerings currently in the marketplace. The findings will be reported Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Hear from the chief editor of the report, a leading freight visibility software company, and 3PL members, who will discuss the findings of the report, which will hopefully dispel the myth.

Register today!

The TIA 2018 Conference is just around the corner, and excitement is building for the annual Golf Outing and Fun Run & Walk. Even better, the money collected from the Fun Run supports the TIA Foundation and Feeding America.

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.
Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of March. If you have any information on why a Candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately.
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.
  • March 11-13, 2018: Phoenix, AZ - Food Shippers of America Annual Conference 
  • March 19-21, 2018: Charleston, SC - Transportation and Logistics Council
  • April 8-11, 2018: Palm Desert, CA - TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
  • April 29-May 1, 2018: Orlando, FL - NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo
  • April 29-May 2, 2018: Rancho Mirage, CA - NCBFAA Annual Conference
  • May 6-8, 2018: Palm Springs, CA - CNS/IATA Partnership Conference
  • May 5-9, 2018: Charlotte, NC - Warehousing Education and Research Council Conference 2018
  • May 23-24, 2018: Atlanta, GA - Blockchain In Trucking Transparency18
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
Industry News and Advocacy
Last week, TIA joined more than 100 trade associations representing shippers and logistics providers to encourage the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to resume labor contract talks and reach a long-term agreement.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), as part of the phase-2 implementation plan of the of their Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation, is amending those regulations to include 50-foot or longer trailers from the current regulated 53-foot trailers.
During the Opening Session of the TIA Conference to be held April 10 in Palm Desert, California, the membership will be asked to ratify several amendments to the TIA Bylaws. The amendments were approved by the TIA Board of Directors through separate actions taken in June and November of 2017, and require ratification at the next regular meeting of the membership, which is the 2018 TIA Capital Ideas Conference.

There were 4,485 cargo theft incidents in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in 2017, according to SensiGuard’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center report.

The top five countries for incidents were the United Kingdom with 1,533, Germany with 1,070, Belgium with 665, the Netherlands with 579 and South Africa with 172.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

When a shipper or member calls our office looking for someone that can help arrange freight transportation, or help update their TMS system, we point them to our online directory.
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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.
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."
Register for the CTB Online Study Course beginning on April 2. The course includes new updates and utilizes the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business text book.
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McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
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Are you taking advantage of TIA Advantage? As part of TIA’s commitment to help its members grow and succeed, TIA has partnered with several companies to offer its members products and services at special savings including but not limited to:

*Note: TIA does not endorse any products or services from its partner companies.

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.

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