May 16, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

The Trump administration still is sifting through a slew of financing mechanisms, from a vehicle miles traveled fee to a fuel tax, to bolster infrastructure funding, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

TIA is proud to partner with American Shipper to participate as a research partner on three benchmarking surveys that American Shipper will be conducting. The three surveys will cover Transportation Management Benchmarks, Risk Management and Emerging Supply-Chain Technology.

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.

“We’re quite confident that it has big, big implications in supply chain, transportation and logistics,” Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith said at a blockchain conference in New York on Monday. “It’s the next frontier that’s going to completely change worldwide supply chains.”

Read the full Bloomberg article.

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.
Watch the short demo here.
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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
Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.

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. 

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software

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 now 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.

Werner Enterprises was recently designated a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times for the fourth consecutive year. The survey-based ranking covers several performance areas including; number of military veteran associates, exemplary hiring efforts, military veteran spouse policies, company culture and employment benefits.

England Logistics has been awarded Utah Best of State 2018 in the Business Services – Freight/Logistics division. Companies are recognized based on their level of excellence in endeavors, usage of innovative approaches or methods and contribution to a better quality of life in Utah.

The Best of State Program annually awards companies in ten divisions after careful analysis by a panel consisting of more than 100 judges. Each member of the Best of State judging panel is considered an industry leader or expert in the division they are selected to judge.

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

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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