Trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate “forcefully” against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.
“If the U.S. loses its senses and publishes such a list, China will have to take comprehensive quantitative and qualitative measures,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce. It labeled the move “extreme pressure and blackmail,” and said it would retaliate with counter measures.
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Commercial vehicles utilizing automated technology have the potential to increase highway safety and provide a boost to the economy, the country’s top trucking regulator said June 19.
“This may very well be one of the tools that will lead us to safer roadways,” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez said during a forum on autonomous vehicles at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a research and testing site.
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Did you know TIA now has a companion website to 3PL Perspectives? Visit 3PLMagazine.tianet.org to view articles from current and previous issues of 3PL Perspectives magazine. Each issue includes in-depth articles to keep you informed of the issues affecting the 3PL Industry. Topics include:
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Due to an unfortunate ommission, two TIA members, AscendTMS in Brandon, FL and Mountain Valley Logistics, LLC in Center, CO were not included in the 2018-2019 TIA Membership Directory. TIA regrets the error. Both members are actively listed in the online member directory.
Roadcheck is behind us, but rates continue to rise, and the upward trajectory will likely lead to record highs for the month. For now, the national average van rate of $2.30 per mile for the rolling month to-date exceeds the previous record of $2.24 per mile in January. That six-cent gap could widen some more, but even if it doesn’t, June is on track to exceed January’s record.
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.
- 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
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Join presenter Dianna Whitby of Deer Park Cargo Claims Consulting as she explores the origins of the Carmack Amendment.
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.
There can be no doubt that the single largest financial exposure faced by a broker in the ordinary course of its business is being held vicariously liable for an accident on a highway. The highest jury verdict that we are aware of was in the amount of $23,000,000!
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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C.R. England, and England Logistics, have reached the half-way mark of their goal of donating one million meals for children in 2018.
FreightCenter has once again been named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers list.
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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
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For more information and to register, visit the 3PL Technovations site.
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.
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