November 6, 2018
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Industry News and Advocacy

We knew it all along, but now it’s official. TIA has been recognized as hosting one of the top logistics conferences in the world to attend in 2019. 6 River Systems, a turnkey fulfillment solution powered by mobile robots and cloud software, said of TIA’s Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, “TIA has won praise for its top tier mix of speakers, panels and exhibition kiosks designed to enhance 3PLs success.”

Read the full list here.

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

  

After attending the 2018 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Annual Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) in Austin, TX, I can tell you that everyone was buzzing about one topic: HOS regulation. The American Transportation Research Institute or ATRI recently ranked HOS regulations and a lack of flexibility as the number two critical issue facing the trucking industry, behind the driver shortage.



  

The year was 1978. A gallon of gas was 63 cents. Pet Rocks were all the rage, postage stamps were 15 cents and a movie ticket would set you back a mere $2.30 apiece. It was also the year the Transportation Intermediaries Association was born. Originally known as TBCA (Transportation Brokers Conference of America), the organization consisted of 14 member companies, and counts Bill Tucker, of J.A. Tucker & Co. in Haddonfield, N.J. as one of its primary organizers and founders.


 

Cargo theft recording firms CargoNet and SensiGuard each released this week their third-quarter 2018 cargo theft reports. Both firms reported a year-over-year decrease in theft volume with an increase in theft value.

Read the full article in CCJ.

Invoices for 2019 membership dues were emailed on Nov. 1 to the primary contacts at those companies in which payment has not yet been received. Please remit your dues payments before Dec. 31, 2018 to avoid any interruption in member services or access.

Online renewal is encouraged.

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

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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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“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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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!


 

  

As the Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule was completely implemented for all entities in April 2018, our panel of industry experts and attorneys will walk you through all the requirements, the latest industry updates, and the current legal landscape associated with the transportation of temperature controlled animal and human food products.

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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.

 

Member News

Effective Nov 1, 2019, IFT, Inc, and SAFEWAY 2 TRANSPORT combined efforts to ensure customers one stop service for their transportation needs, which will allow for both asset management and brokerage management to be fulfilled under this new entity.

All previous phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. The website, www.integrityfirsttransportation.com, will be updated over the next month to represent the new company.

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

The 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the only conference built just for third-party logistics providers. We know many of you want to get your room, so we are opening registration earlier this year to accommodate you. Education and other details are being worked out, but why not go ahead and add the best meeting for the 3PL community to your spring 2019 calendar? Register here.

"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

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.

This is the only meeting for third-party logistics providers. It is a once-a-year opportunity for you to interact with representatives, owners and senior managers from throughout North America and abroad. Key decision makers with buying authority attend this meeting.

Register for your 2019 TIA Conference Booth/Kiosk, view the floor plan, and review other pertinent information here.

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

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