May 9, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently fined two 3PLs, Marten Logistics $100,000 and Roadrunner Transportation Systems $52,250 for “dispatching” non-compliant trucks into the State of California. Both companies are located outside of California.

NAFTA talks heat up again this week when U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo meet again in Washington D.C. Lighthizer said he is aiming to conclude an agreement within two weeks to meet congressional deadlines for passage of a deal this year.

In a ruling that could change the workplace status of people across the state, the California Supreme Court made it harder April 30 for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors.

The unanimous decision has implications for the growing gig economy, such as Uber, Lyft and other app-driven services — but it could extend to nearly every employment sector.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

Have you seen the latest issue of TIA’s member magazine, 3PL Perspectives? Now you can be a part of it by contributing informative and insightful articles for publication.

TIA President and CEO Robert Voltmann has been named to the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100 (C100). C100 provides a platform for the leading association executives to represent their membership, network, build partnerships, and discuss issues affecting their respective industries. C100 members represent a broad cross section of the U.S. economy, including manufacturing, technology, services, finance, energy and utilities, health care, transportation and more.

Dry Vans Start May with a Jump in Rates
Spot market van freight got a jump start in the first week of May, as volume increased and the national average rate rose two cents to $2.18 per mile. The national average spot rate is now 48 cents higher than it was last year at this time.

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 brokerage owners needing guidance 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.

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.
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  • 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
  • Sept. 9-12: Houston, TX - TMW User Conference
  • Sept. 11-12: Chicago, IL - North American Supply Chain Executive Summit
  • Sept. 12-14: Cleveland, OH - International Factoring Association Transportation Meeting
  • Sept. 16-18: Long Beach, CA - Intermodal EXPO
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
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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 meetings@tianet.org.

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.

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Education

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

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Register for the CTB Online Study Course that started 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:

Member News

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.

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) received the 2018 Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) at the Annual Responsible Care Conference. The Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award recognizes efforts made by ACC Partner companies to significantly enhance their performance and go above and beyond the standard course of business to improve the health and safety of their employees, the communities in which they operate, and the environment as a whole.

ZED Connect has opened its new headquarters in Calabasas, CA. The new location will house the company’s executive staff as well as research and development, engineering, design, product management, accounting and marketing.

Translogistics has honored A. Duie Pyle as the 2017 regional LTL carrier of the year. The award is part of Translogistics’ annual Certified Provider Partner Program Awards, which recognize transportation service providers for their performance, on-time service and collaborative relationships.

FR8 Revolution, creators of the FR8Star.com marketplace for open deck carriers, announced a partnership with Triumph Business Capital, member of the Triumph Bancorp, Inc. group and provider of factoring and payment processing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses. The agreement provides access to credit for shippers of open deck freight.

Estes Express Lines President and CEO Rob Estes won the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Leadership Award in the Top Workplaces mega companies category. He was among four Richmond, VA-area executives recognized for their strong leadership by inspiring confidence and vision in their companies.

Meanwhile, Estes Express Lines was also named as one of the top five best places to work in the Richmond, VA, region, and the company also topped the survey’s Transportation sector.

Meetings
   

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 Friday, May 11, 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.

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