June 6, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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BM2 Freight Services, Inc. has announced the opening of a new branch office in the Chicago metropolitan area. This marks the first office outside of its headquarters in the Cincinnati area for the 10-year old logistics firm.

BM2 Freight Services, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Kevin Ball, Matthew Mason and Jeff Mason. They provide domestic transportation solutions in all modes to customers throughout North America.The key markets they service are food, chemicals and international freight forwarders.

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Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

Reserve your spot by June 15 to be included in the 1st round of Booth Assignments. Don’t delay and loose that spot you want in the 2019 Exhibit Hall. 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, as in previous years, to sell out quickly for 2019.

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.
  C.H. Robinson Worldwide  
  Carrier Services of Tennessee, Inc.  
  Choptank Transport, Inc.  
  DRT Transportation, LLC  
  Kinetic-Supply Chain Solutions  
  Leonard’s Express, Inc.  
  Midwestern Transit Service, Inc.  
  NT Logistics, Inc.  
  RLS Logistics  
  Sleek Fleet, LLC  
  Trinity Logistics, 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 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.
  • 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
  • Oct. 16-18: Toronto, ON - Multimodal Americas
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
Industry News and Advocacy

Last week, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would go into effect at midnight. These tariffs took effect on other countries, including Russia and China, in March; however, several countries received exemptions while the Trump Administration negotiated on other trade issues. Brazil, Argentina, and Australia all agreed to limit steel exports to the U.S. to avoid the tariffs. Tariffs of 25 percent on steel, and 10 percent on aluminum, will be assessed on imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

TIA honored U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) for their exceptional contributions to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry during the 2018 TIA 3PL Policy Forum, held June 5-6, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of April. If you have any information on why a Candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately. Opposition or inquiries must be submitted in writing. A copy of the inquiry will be sent to the Candidate.

In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from 21 to 18.

Read the full Transport Topics article.


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.

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Registration is now open for the CTB Online Study Course that starts July 2. The course includes new updates and utilizes the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business text book. The study course contains more than 80 hours of content, tailor-made to prepare you for the CTB Exam to be held on September 30, 2018.


Join us on Wednesday, June 13 to discover the keys to exceptional customer service. Bestselling author and Leadership Strategist, TJ Hoisington, will be presenting concepts around his popular program, “Maximizing the Customer Service Experience.“

Building a strong and dynamic carrier base is essential to brokerage growth. Too often, the pull for spot market, transactional business leaves brokers without a core base of carriers to manage the expanding business needs of clients and prospects.

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
CargoNet®, a member of the Verisk Anyalyticsfamily of companies
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By way of introduction, Brent Wm. Primus is an attorney practicing in the area of transportation and supply chain matters. In 2006 he succeeded his colleague and mentor, William Augello, as the presenter of the “Transportation, Logistics and the Law for 3PL’s” course. Since then, he has  presented the course in conjunction with the TIA Annual Conference or at stand-alone regional seminars more than 20 times.

With TIA’s know-how, this course is designed to provide a powerful understanding of the many intricacies of a profitable third-party brokerage logistics operation to successfully serve its customers, and is useful for both inexperienced and experienced brokerage professionals. This course introduces you to the world of an independent contractor, covers marketing and sales, the finer points of an independent contractor’s job, information on load assignments, and even day-to-day office operations.

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