April 4, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy
Last week, Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced the "Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers Act" or REST Act.This legislation would allow drivers to take one break per day (up to three hours) that does not count against their 14-hour on-duty time allotment.
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision relating to worker exemptions from overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). FLSA regulations have a major impact on TIA members, who are challenged to properly classify their employees as exempt or non-exempt, or face stiff financial penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor.
On April 2, 2018, the Federal Maritime Commission launched the first phase of its investigation into detention, demurrage, and free time practices at U.S. ports by requesting information on those practices from shipping lines and container terminal operators.
On March 21, 2018, U.S Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), along with seven other Republican members introduced H.R. 5358, the "Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act" of the "DRIVE-Safe Act." The legislation would create an apprenticeship program for commercial motor vehicle drivers under the age of 21.
Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions
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.
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In recognition and appreciation of loyal membership, TIA presented 17 Longevity Awards to members for their continuous membership in TIA since 1993:
Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of April. If you have any information as to 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.
  • 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
  • June 5-6, 2018: Washington, D.C. - TIA 2018 3PL Policy Forum
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
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EKA Solutions, Inc.

3PL Technovations is a new meeting laser-focused on the rapid changes in technology affecting the 3PL industry. This highly-energized event will feature rapid presentations by technology providers discussing the latest industry trends and issues as well as presentations and information sessions led by thought leaders. 3PL Technovations is designed to keep leading 3PLs operating at the top of your game.

November 6 - 7, 2018
JW Marriott Starr Pass
Tucson, Arizona

Registration opens soon. Watch your inbox for more information.

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Education
In a thriving 3PL industry, it’s critical that companies learn how to attract the best talent and encourage them to flourish.
Joel McGinley, Managing Director with TranStrategy Partners, Inc., presents this webinar that will focus on designing the right framework and process to promote the vision, message and brand of your organization to customers, carriers and future team members.
Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
Register for the CTB Online Study Course that began on April 2. The course includes new updates and utilizes the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business text book.
TIA congratulates the 57 logistics professionals who, through their hard work and perseverance, have earned the CTB certification in March.
Expand Your Knowledge of the 3PL Industry. Register Today for These Essential Courses:
Member News

Last month Westgate Global Logistics celebrated its 35th anniversary. Established in 1983 by Tom Fiorini, Westgate is headquartered in Bethlehem, PA and has grown to offer a full range of logistics services, including truckload, LTL, specialized services, and more.

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.

Meetings

Join us for four days in sunny Palm Desert at the best networking and education conference for the brokerage-based 3PL community, the TIA 2018 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition. Not yet registered? What are you waiting for? Register today!

Already registered? There is still time to add events to your schedule, including:

  • Golf Outing
  • Sunday Preconference Seminars
  • Fun Run/Walk

Follow the directions in your confirmation email or contact meetings@tianet.org to add them.

Platinum Sponsors
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
 Gold Sponsors
         
         
 
         
Silver Sponsors
BAM
Banyan
Euler Hermes
Revenova, LLC
Technowlogi
Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
 
Bronze Sponsors
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
CS Recruiting, LLC
CX North America
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
   

The 2018 TIA 3PL Policy Forum is rapidly approaching! It’s the most effective way for you to increase awareness and educate members of Congress and their staffs on the issues that affect your industry and your business.

From June 5-6, 2018, you can:

Experience two days of high-level briefings, meetings with decision makers in Congress, and exclusive dinners with industry leaders
Walk the halls of Congress advocating on behalf of your business and your industry
Build a personal relationship with your elected officials
Gain the maximum value from your TIA membership
Enjoy a private tour and memorable dinner on the grounds of Mt. Vernon, home of President George Washington

Learn more and register here.

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TIA's innovative member-only video production service is designed to assist and enhance commercial outreach efforts. For as little as $700, you can have professionally-produced videos to complement your marketing strategy.

Are you taking advantage of the TIA Advantage program? 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: