August 8, 2018
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Industry News and Advocacy
     

Craig Fuller, CEO and Managing Director of FreightWaves, has joined the speaker lineup at 3PL Technovations where he’ll be discussing blockchain and its effects on 3PLs.

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.

Don’t be left out. Register for Technovations today. Seating is limited.

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.

A shortage of truck drivers that has been simmering in the United States for years has reached a full boil, causing anxiety from small factories to the Federal Reserve. Trucking companies have responded by raising wages and boosting their hauling fees. Their customers then have to choose between smaller profits or passing along the higher costs, which fuels inflation. Some producers have encountered a shortage of trucks, which can tap the brakes on economic growth. Don’t expect the problem to go away soon: In the tight labor market, construction and manufacturing jobs will continue to lure would-be truckers.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

  

Has your career or business hit a road block? TIA’s Mentorship Program will match your needs with successful members in a 6-month program personally designed to help you achieve your goals. This unique program is intended to help you overcome the challenges of the highly competitive 3PL industry while also helping you increase your revenue potential.

McLeod Software has teamed with TIA to make participation in the TIA's 3PL Market Report easier for current McLeod Software customers. The TIA 3PL Market Report is a quarterly report that gathers operating data to present a realistic view of the 3PL industry. The 30-page report examines metrics such as revenue and margin per shipment changes and the most recent eight quarter trends.

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TriumphPay Carrier Payments Demo named ‘Best in Show’
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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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  • Sept. 9-12: Houston, TX - TMW User Conference
  • Sept. 11-14: Indianapolis, IN - FTR Transportation 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
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Education
  

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.

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Geared to individuals who need to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in moving perishable loads, the Temperature Control Course covers important topics such as industry characteristics, heat, trailer conditions, the impact of packaging and loading on perishable products, and inspections. If your company moves perishable products, or you’re looking to expand your business, you need this course!

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Member News

Werner Enterprises received the 2018 Quest for Quality Award in the Dry Freight Carriers category by Logistics Management for the company’s excellent performance, value, information technology, customer service, equipment and operations.

“Werner remains committed to providing world-class logistics solutions and outstanding customer service,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “Recognition for this award is not only an honor, but also a positive indication that our initiatives continue to align with our goal to safely deliver freight on time every time.”

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.

Meetings

Budgeting for 2019 events? Don’t wait and accidentally be one of those exhibitors who gets left out. Reserve your space today to guarantee you have a spot at the 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, the only show designed 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 again for 2019.

Register for your 2019 TIA Conference Booth/Kiosk, view the Floor Plan and review other pertinent information at www.tianet.org/2019exhibit

Important Dates:

  • After September 14, 2018 – Booths will be assigned on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis.
  • October 2, 2018 - Final payment due. No refunds will be made after October 2, 2018.

Questions?
Please contact Valerie Sumner: vsumner@vrsevents.com.

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