August 29, 2018
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Jordan Graft is EVP of Payment Solutions for Triumph Business Capital in Coppell, TX, a provider of invoice factoring and payment processing. Triumph’s Payment Solutions group includes TriumphPay, a carrier payments platform, bank treasury services and the company’s distributed ledger prototypes.

For Technovations, Jordan plans to discuss the role of payments technology within the 3PL space including the benefits of utilizing a centralized payments platform to reduce personnel, treasury and capital costs associated with carrier payments and factor management.

Some highlights:

  • How outsourcing of payments has brought labor and cost savings to 3PLs
  • Carriers are focused on a broker’s QuickPay rate and terms and will actively look for loads from brokers with competitive rates
  • Brokers spend considerable time and labor managing factoring companies and outsourced payment platforms can help eliminate these costs

Register for 3PL Technovations and meet Jordan. There is strict seating capacity for this event and spots are going fast. Don’t be left out.

 

On Aug. 27, President Donald Trump announced that U.S. and Mexico have reached an accord to revise several key provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and it should be finalized within the next few days. President Trump also suggested that Canada could be left behind from the current trilateral trade pact if an agreement was not reached quickly.

  

No one has to tell you the 3PL market is competitive; it’s likely the reason you regularly read publications like 3PL Perspectives, among others. Business leaders need information, tools, and actionable insights to make the strategic business decisions that will not only shape the future of their own 3PL, but the freight industry as a whole. As we’ve watched evolving trends in the freight industry over the past few years, one notion has grown from being an admittedly “buzz-y” marketing notion to now being a critical aspect of the leading 3PL’s total business strategy: hello, digital marketing!

Get the help you need preparing your transportation budget for 2019 with the third in our series of Transportation Perfect Storm webinars! We have an outstanding panel of shipper and carrier experts lined up to give you insights that will improve your transportation experience in 2019:

It could be a little tougher than usual to find refrigerated (“reefer”) equipment this week. The run-up to Labor Day weekend and the new school year typically leads to a surge in demand for transportation of fresh food.

In this webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 11, learn how McLeod Software has teamed with TIA to make participation in their 3PL Market Report easy for PowerBroker customers.

  

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.

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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.
Watch the short demo here.
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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
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Birmingham, AL - McLeod Software 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
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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 online 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 Sept. 14, 2018 – Booths will be assigned on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis.
  • Oct. 2, 2018 – Final payment due. No refunds will be made after Oct. 2, 2018.

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Please contact Valerie Sumner: vsumner@vrsevents.com.

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Join speaker TJ Hoisington for a three-part webinar series focused on enhancing and improving your company's customer service. TJ will cover a host of topics focused on the "nuts and bolts" of effective communication, ingredients to build rapport, and best practices of organizations with high-level customer service.

If you missed this presentation at the TIA 2018 Capital Ideas & Conference, you are in for a treat. Learn the ins and outs of the tactics cargo thieves utilize today so you can arm your company with the latest security measures to prevent cargo theft.

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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

Truckstop.com has announced the acquisition of D&S Factors, a factoring service for the transportation industry based in Fruitland, Idaho, with 66 employees. The acquisition allows Truckstop.com to offer a full suite of payment services to carriers.

"Merging with a company like D&S Factors is an exciting new step for us," said Paris Cole, CEO of Truckstop.com. "We're looking forward to bringing their entire team into the Truckstop.com family."

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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TIA has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, featuring contemporary decor, deluxe amenities, and stunning views. Nearby hiking trails will allow you to explore the natural desert setting and surrounding mountains. The nightly room rate is $239. 

Hotel rooms are filling up quickly. In order to reserve your room and receive the discounted rate, you must first register for 3PL Technovations. Register today.

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