October 10, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Member News

Highlighting the critical role of logistics in saving lives in times of natural disaster, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) recently announced its second annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards, and TIA member Estes was honored for their emergency relief in Florida.

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.

Aljex Software, Inc.
DAT Solutions

Don’t delay and lose that spot you want in the 2019 Exhibit Hall. We have a limited number of 10’x10’ booths remaining. Reserve your space now to ensure you have a spot.

All booth applications will be accepted online for 2019 with payments via credit card. Payment is due upon registration. No refunds will be issued.

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

Please contact Valerie Sumner: vsumner@vrsevents.com.

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 has been so popular that we have added an additional 20 seats to accommodate those who want to join us in Tucson next month. If you are thinking of attending, now is the time to register before our last remaining seats sell out.

If you can only attend one meeting this fall, don’t miss out on the only technology-focused meeting exclusively designed for 3PLs.

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.

Don’t miss out. Register today.

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

TIA has filed comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on possible changes to motor carrier driver’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. TIA’s Highway Logistics Conference discussed the proposed possible changes and decided to support amending the split sleeper berth time rule and the short-haul exemption rule.


On Sep. 22, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will create new liabilities for 3PLs working with port drayage motor carriers in California. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, California SB 1402 will make customers of port drayage motor carriers jointly and severally liable alongside port drayage motor carriers who have unsatisfied judgments regarding unpaid wages, damages, expenses, penalties, and workers’ compensation liability.

TIA is offering a new member benefit: a new best practice guide for avoiding unnecessary detention and demurrage charges when working with ocean carriers and marine terminal operators.  These new guidelines are available to all TIA members on the Members Only section of the TIA website.

Voice-activated digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are all the rage in consumer electronics right now, and some developers are beginning to apply this technology to the trucking industry to enhance safety and efficiency.

While these types of innovations sometimes come and go, transportation technology experts said voice assistant programs are more than a passing fad and hold the potential to reduce distracted driving and streamline work tasks.

Read the full Transport Topics article.

Spot market line haul rates are now only five percent higher for vans than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge. And the number of van loads that have moved in this time frame is nearly identical to 2017.


The trucking industry has helped raise more than $80,000 for Wreaths Across America this year, which provides remembrance wreaths that will be placed at military veterans’ gravestones on National Wreaths Across America Day in December.  

Invoices for 2019 membership dues have been sent to each company’s primary contact. Please remit your dues payments before Dec. 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!

Online renewal is encouraged.

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

“I'm mentoring a young woman who recently started a brokerage firm. It makes you feel good that you can help along the way. To help you be true to yourself and know how much you’re worth.”  Sue Spero, CEO of Carrier Services of Tennessee and TIA Board of Directors member

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.

TIA's Mentorship Program will match you with a mentee in a structured program designed around the mentee’s goals. You and your mentee will meet monthly by phone, Skype, or email over a period of six months. To learn more about the program, click here to read a recent 3PL Perspectives article.

Interested? Contact Cindy Amos, TIA VP of Meetings, at amos@tianet.org.

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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
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 your company’s commercial outreach efforts.

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:


Teaching your new employees the basics of brokering 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.