November 13, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy
  

The latest news out of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is not good for transportation companies. Recently, Schneider and Old Dominion Freight Line both settled with CARB for violations under the Truck and Bus Rule for a combined total of $225,000, plus additional costs on air filtration projects in the State. These recent fines follow two other violations for Marten Logistics for $100,000 and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for $52,250 as a result of violating a record keeping regulation associated with CARB’s Truck and Bus Rules.

  

The orange sun was setting in the blue sky last Wednesday, casting amber shadows on the mountains and desert, while more than 200 attendees and exhibitors at the first annual Technovations event in Tucson said goodbye at the evening reception, held on the Meecha Lawn of the J.W. Marriott Star Pass Resort.

   

In case you missed it, TIA recently released a comprehensive report on freight visibility, “The 2018 Visibility Report,” drawn from more than 20 sources including the five largest 3PLs on the Transport Topics Logistics 50.

Download now for free!

 

   

The top Republican authorizer on highways and transit policy in the U.S. House pledged to work alongside Democrats in crafting a long-term measure designed to maintain and modernize the country’s infrastructure system.

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves recently announced his candidacy for the ranking member spot on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the next Congress begins in January. Democrats will control the majority in the House, while the Senate will remain under Republican rule.

Infrastructure affairs is policy the leaders from each party, as well as President Donald Trump, said has the potential of garnering bipartisan support next year.

Read the full Transport Topics article. 

 

The trucking industry contributed $5.79 million to election campaigns for the 2018 midterm cycle, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, with industry donations heavily favoring Republican candidates. However, a few of the top benefactors of trucking contributions lost their bids for re-election.

The top recipient of trucking-contributed campaign dollars, incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham in California’s 10th Congressional district, appears to be slightly trailing his opponent in a nailbiter, though the race as of Nov. 12 hasn’t officially been decided and Denham’s Democratic opponent Josh Harder now has 51 percent.

Read the full article from CCJ.

 

 

Van freight volume is building on the top eight lanes originating in Atlanta. That signals the start of a rebound for the Southeastern freight hub, but for the first 10 days of November, van rates out of Atlanta are falling instead of rising. That’s because inbound volume is also on the rise, so there are plenty of trucks looking for loads out of A-Town.

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DAT Solutions

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.

 

 
“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.

 
Education
  

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 unique New Employee Orientation (NEO) course. This course covers all the basics: rules and regulations, how to sell, business ethics, and more!


 

  

There’s still time to join us for this exciting – and free – webinar tomorrow. 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.

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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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.

 

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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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Member News
  

Choptank Transport recently was recognized as a winner in the Recruiting category of the 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives.

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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