October 2, 2018
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Industry News and Advocacy

TIA has released an updated version of its model Broker-Carrier Contract to address the recent changing landscape of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations on 3PLs and brokers. In addition to the model contract, the TIA Contracts Committee has put together a sample certification addendum to have your motor carriers sign. This is an important step to take when arranging transportation in California and one that CARB specifically recommends.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of October. 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.

  

On Sept. 30, 2018, it was announced that the U.S., Canada and Mexico have reach a trilateral agreement as part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement will be preliminary known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

  

On Sept. 27, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on several aspects of the broker and freight forwarder financial responsibility. FMCSA announced that it is initiating a rulemaking pertaining to the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 raised the financial security amount for brokers to $75,000 and, for the first time, established financial security requirements for freight forwarders.

On Sept. 28, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register a final rule that allows, but does not require, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to waive requirements for the commercial learner's permit (CLP) knowledge test for certain individuals who are, or were, regularly employed within the last year in a military position that requires, or required, the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This rule includes the option for an SDLA to waive the tests required for a passenger carrier (P) endorsement, tank vehicle (N) endorsement, or hazardous material (H) endorsement, with proof of training and experience. The final rule takes effect on Nov. 27, 2018.

  

Last week, TIA President and CEO Robert Voltmann, who also serves as FIATA Secretary General provided opening remarks to attendees of the FIATA World Congress in New Dehli, India. In his address, Voltmann decried the politicization of FIATA by the Indian government after it denied a visa to FIATA President Babar Badat of Pakistan.


 

Invoices for 2019 membership dues have been sent to each company’s primary contact. Please remit your dues payments before December 31, 2018 to avoid any interruption in member services or access. Renew your membership by Nov. 1 and receive one free CTB registration with the purchase of four!

Email membership@tianet.org with any questions if you have any questions.

  

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.


 

Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions
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.
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EKA Solutions, Inc.

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 www.tianet.org/2019exhibit

The TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the place where logistics professionals, innovation and education come together. The entire team at DAT immensely values the opportunity to connect with brokers, share information, learn from experience, and collect the feedback that inspires the next generation of solutions. Each year the TIA Conference just keeps getting better and better.

-Eileen Hart, VP Marketing & Corporate Communications, DAT

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Education
  

Joel McGinley

     

The fastest way to grow your business is to get more business from your existing customers. Customer expansion is often overlooked and the available opportunities are just not captured. This webinar will discuss the sales planning process of getting more from your existing book of business. Learn relationship and account management principles that you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day routine.

Join presenter Joel McGinley for this webinar series. Joel has been active in the transportation and technology industry since 1982, leading organizations to achieve industry leader status, and creating tremendous value for shareholders and employees.

Today, Joel is Managing Director of TranStrategy Partners and is ready to guide you through the executive coaching process with a growth and value oriented management style.

The cost of this webinar is $295 for TIA members.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Thursday, Oct. 25
2:00-3:00 pm EDT each day.

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Register today for the CTB Online Study Course that began 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
     

Teaching your new employees the basics of brokering in addition to your office operations can be a challenge, so let TIA ease the burden with our New Employee Orientation (NEO) course. This course covers all the basics: rules and regulations, how to sell, business ethics, and more!

If you would like more information on this upcoming course, please contact Sean Tucker via email at tucker@tianet.org or by phone at 571-982-5074.

 

 
Member News

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Meetings

If you can only attend one meeting this fall, don’t miss out on the only technology-focused meeting exclusively designed for 3PLs - 3PL Technovations. An amazing lineup of thought leaders await you in Tucson to share how technology is affecting the 3PL industry. The first day includes three showcases with micro “TED Talk” presentations from the companies who are working on the latest developments that will impact the 3PL community.

For more information and to register, visit the 3PL Technovations site.

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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.