May 2, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Member News

Noël Perry,’s Chief Economist, has launched a new website, Transport Futures. The site will serve as Perry’s platform to share industry insights about the wide variety of transport issues.

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.

Last week, Rob Kemp, President of DRT Transportation, LLC, received the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Award from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce in Lebanon, PA. DRT Transportation is a third-party logistics and intermodal marketing company with offices in Pennsylvania, Texas, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

2019 Exhibit Registration has opened and exhibit space is already selling quickly. Don’t wait to reserve your spot for the only conference built just for 3PLs. All booth applications will be accepted on-line for 2019 with payments via credit card. Please be sure to apply early. We anticipate booth space to sell out quickly for 2019 like previous years.

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 TIA 3PL Policy Forum is next month. 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 events with U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
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 historic Mount Vernon, home of President George Washington

TIA has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill; the cutoff date to reserve a room is May 5, 2018.

Don't wait. Register to attend and reserve your hotel room today.

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 their game.

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

For more information and to register, visit the 3PL Technovations site.

Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.

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.

  • May 6-8, 2018: Palm Springs, CA - CNS/IATA Partnership Conference
  • May 23-24, 2018: Atlanta, GA - Blockchain In Trucking Transparency18
  • June 5-6, 2018: Washington, D.C. - TIA 2018 3PL Policy Forum
  • June 25-27: Chicago, IL - UnitedFresh/Global Cold Chain Expo
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
Industry News and Advocacy

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act that would create a National Hiring Standard for motor carriers. The amendment was sponsored by TIA and offered by U.S. Reps. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) and Jason Lewis (R-MN). The final vote was 212 to 191.


Last week, David Wangler, President of TMW Systems and Trimble’s transportation software division, passed away. He was 56.

TIA President and CEO Robert Voltmann said, “TIA extends its deepest sympathies to the Wangler family and TMW on the passing of Dave Wangler. Dave was a good friend to TIA and the 3PL industry. He was an innovative leader who will be missed.”

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of May. If you have any information as to why a Candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately.

We want to hear from you! What topic would you like addressed at TIA’s 2019 Conference? Do you have a suggestion for a 2019 Conference speaker? Email your suggestions to

As part of its continuing supply chain research, Penn State University, Infosys Consulting, Penske Logistics, and Korn Ferry would appreciate your participation in the 2019 23rd Annual Third Party Logistics Study.


Want to learn from the best resource in the industry – seasoned TIA members? TIA's Mentorship Program will match you with successful members in a structured six-month program designed around your goals. This unique program is designed to help you overcome the challenges of the highly competitive 3PL industry while also helping you increase your revenue potential.

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Brokerage organization structures and compensation plans are constantly evolving to meet changing business demands, variations in economic cycles and company growth demands. 

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
CargoNet®, a member of the Verisk Anyalyticsfamily of companies
TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

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:


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.

Expand Your Knowledge of the 3PL Industry. Register Today for These Essential Courses: