June 13, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy
  

Unfortunately, sometimes an employer needs to end an employment relationship. In many situations, it is in the best interests of the parties to enter into an agreement that defines the terms of the separation. Whether called a “separation agreement,” “severance agreement,” “retirement agreement,” or any other name, the issues remain the same. Learn how to avoid big headaches by entering into separation agreements.


 

The advent of automated driving technology is poised to transform the trucking industry in the years and decades to come, but it is clear that autonomous trucks will not be ready to handle all driving tasks and conditions anytime soon.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

Tom Clark says desk jobs he has worked in the past have involved 50- and 60-hour workweeks, not including daily preparation and commutes. So to him, a job that takes him away from home for large chunks of time isn’t an issue. As long as the job comes with a nice salary, anyway.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

Capacity was already tight, and then came Roadcheck. The annual 72-hour roadside inspection event typically removes some amount of capacity from the road. Some truckers are sidelined by the inspectors, and others take a brief vacation to avoid the hassle.

  

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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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  • 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
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  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
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Reserve your spot by Friday, 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.

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Education
  

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 Sept. 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.

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All businesses face a certain amount of risk. This is especially true for transportation brokers. With every load a broker is exposed to legal and financial risks in the amount of hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. These range from having to pay the same freight bill twice… to an uninsured cargo claim… to vicarious liability for highway accidents… all in exchange for a profit margin measured in hundreds of dollars. 

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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Member News

Hermes Creative Awards has presented England Logistics with two gold awards for the 2018 nternational awards competition. The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). With more than 6,000 entries, creative professionals ranging from corporate marketing departments to freelancers are invited to submit materials showcasing concept, writing and design.

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.

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  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.

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