September 25, 2018
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It’s been several days since Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas. And by now, we had hoped to be able to offer some reassuring news along the lines of “thankfully it didn’t turn out to be as bad as people were predicting” or “the worst is over.”

But unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, if you look at the various images, it’s overwhelming – because there are many aftereffects like flooding that we can’t do anything about.

Read full article here. 

Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

The 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the only conference built just for third-party logistics providers. It's a once-a-year opportunity for companies to interact with 3PL representatives, owners and senior managers from North America and abroad. Don’t miss out the opportunity to reserve a booth.

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. Final payment is due on Oct. 2, 2018. No refunds will be issued after that date.

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

Please contact Valerie Sumner:

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.

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. 

TIA's room block is almost sold out. In order to reserve your room and receive the discounted rate, you must first register for 3PL Technovations. Register today.

Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.
Industry News and Advocacy

Scott McDevitt started his career in the transportation industry 30 years ago working for Roadway Express before moving on to start his own fully managed 3PL more than 20 years agp. Seeing the challenges facing the industry regarding technology, McDevitt founded Propel Sofware Solutions, and is focused on building a TMS that utilizes his years of logistic industry knowledge. The Propel TMS is focused on bringing together disparate sets of abilities and tools and syncs them to offer the end-users with a seamless, comprehensive, and intuitive platform.

Scott resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and five children. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and hunting with his kids and watching Philadelphia Eagles' games most Sundays. He also enjoys reading self-improvement books and is involved in a variety of world missions.

We asked Scott to tell us what’s on his mind.

“My initial thought is talking about the market shift from transactional to fully managed (enterprise), said McDevitt. "If you don’t change, you won’t be in business, because the carriers are coming after the transactional through various TMS providers like Kuebix.” he said. McDevitt founded and has managed Translogistics, Inc. for the past 24 years. Along with Tim Thomas (architect of Propel TMS), the two are available to explain how companies can use a TMS to secure larger enterprise prospects, create stickiness for their  current customers and offer better value-added services.

Technovations in Tucson November 6-7 to meet Scott. There is strict seating capacity for this event and spots are going fast. Don’t be left out.

On Monday, September 17, Maersk shipping line announced that it would be introducing a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) in advance of new global regulations that will force shipping lines to reduce air pollution. The Maersk surcharge will take effect on January 1, 2019, while the new global regulations do not take effect until January 1, 2020. In response to the charge, leaders of 3PL associations have spoken up about the difficulties this new charge will cause for their members and shippers.

On September 21, 2018, the Pipelines Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published in the Federal Register a notice of administrative determination of preemption on hazardous materials transportation in California. The National Tank Truck Carriers filed for this issue to be addressed.


TIA’s Mentorship Program has been so successful that we’ve run out of mentors. We’re looking for experienced and successful brokers with some spare time each month, who are willing to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of brokers.


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Register today for the CTB Online Study Course that begins October 1. The course includes new updates and utilizes the fifth 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, which will be held December 15.

This is the last CTB course for 2018. Don’t wait until next year. 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 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.

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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 innovative member-only video production service is designed to assist and enhance your company’s commercial outreach efforts.

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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