July 18, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

Don’t delay and lose that spot you want in the 2019 Exhibit Hall. The deadline for the first round of booth assignments has now passed. Sign up now to be included in the second round.

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.

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 
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.
  • 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
  • Sept. 25-26: Portland, OR - DAT User Conference
  • Oct. 16-18: Toronto, ON - Multimodal Americas
  • Nov. 6-7: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
Industry News and Advocacy

TIA has released its 11th edition of the TIA Carrier Selection Framework (CSF). This year’s Carrier Selection Framework contains several key updates and additions:

This week, the U.S. Senate is discussing amendments and policy items that will be considered as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization. The House has already passed their version of the reauthorization, which included a National Hiring Standard for motor carriers. TIA needs you to act today to contact your Senators and support language championed by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE).

On July 16, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published notice in the Federal Register that it will not complete proposed enhancements to the Agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) website, and that it was withdrawing a preview version of those enhancements from public view.

Armstrong & Associates is repeating a study done in 2013 on the Brand Recognition of third-party logistics providers, and they are requesting your participation. For your time, Armstrong & Associates will send you the final report covering the brand strengths and current bidding/RFP practices in third-party logistics. The report should be available in the next 2-3 months.

A voluntary reporting system for tracking cargo theft in Canada has led to a database showing a steady rise in thefts, though the true extent of the problem isn’t clear.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Canadian Trucking Alliance teamed in 2014 to launch the National Cargo Theft Reporting Program, an online site where carriers and law enforcement can voluntarily report thefts.

Read the full Transport Topics article.


The misclassification of workers as independent contractors can be an extremely costly and a difficult misstep for employers to correct. In light of the new pass-through rates established under the 2017 tax law, businesses may be seeing an increase in individuals requesting to be classified as independent contractors rather than employees.



Sometimes the best teachers in life aren’t found in the classroom. That’s why TIA created the Mentorship Program. This exciting opportunity allows you to learn from the best resource in the 3PL industry – experienced and successful TIA members.


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Registration is now open for the CTB Online Study Course that started July 2. The course includes new updates and utilizes the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business textbook. The study course contains more than 80 hours of content, tailor-made to prepare you for the CTB Exam to be held Sept. 29.

3PLs are quick to sign and return the form contracts that customers provide, but either fail to ask if the customer accepts revisions to its contracts or fear that even asking the question will result in the loss of business.

August 2-3, 2018 Minnetonka, MN
With an update on CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance and vicarious liability (for highway accidents) you don’t want to miss this course with valuable and current information.

Register now.

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
CargoNet®, a member of the Verisk Anyalyticsfamily of companies
TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

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.

Are you taking advantage of the TIA Advantage program? As part of TIA’s commitment to help its members grow and succeed, TIA has partnered with several companies to offer its members products and services at special savings including but not limited to:

TIA's Compensation Report provides invaluable information about logistics firms’ salaries and compensation, their organization, and job descriptions. More than 80 companies participate in the survey, providing data on more than 30 different job positions. The 2017 paper version of the Measure Up survey is available for $295 per TIA Member.

Purchase now

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 and how to serve its customers successfully. It is useful for both inexperienced and experienced brokerage professionals. This course introduces you to the world of an independent contractor and covers marketing and sales, the finer points of an independent contractor’s job, information on load assignments, and even day-to-day office operations.

Learn More and Register.