December 4, 2018
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Last week, at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Trump signed a new tripartite trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The agreement, which is referred to as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since its implementation over two decades ago, NAFTA helped to strengthen the economic ties binding the three trade partners. Trade increased more rapidly between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada since NAFTA’s signing than between the signatories and any other nation, leading to more than $1 trillion in trade each year.

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

TIA has organized three exciting pre-conference seminars on Sunday, April 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Topics include:

  • Advanced Sales Coaching: Tactics and Behaviors that Increase Face-to-Face Sales Interactions
  • Psychology of Success
  • Using Organization Structure and Compensation to Drive a Greater Sense of Urgency Among your Employees

You’ll have the opportunity to gain critical insight from industry experts and network with other 3PL leaders. The price includes breakfast and lunch. Space is limited, so register today.

The 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the only conference built just for third-party logistics providers. The agenda 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 Nominating Committee seeks interest from members to fill three open At-Large seats and the Intermodal Logistics Conference Chair on the TIA Board. The members of the TIA Board are the owners or decision makers within their companies. The Committee urges those members interested in running for the TIA Board to complete the TIA Board Application and return it to TIA’s President & CEO (voltmann@tianet.org) no later than Monday, December 10.

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone.
E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. While brick-and-mortar stores still need to stock shelves before Black Friday, the online activity that fuels a larger and larger portion of truckload demand every year will continue right up until Christmas and even into the first week or two of January, when people are cashing in their gift cards or exchanging unwanted items. The brick-and-mortar stores restock more aggressively in December and January than they did in the past, to compete with e-commerce vendors.

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.
Watch the short demo here.
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Invoices for 2019 membership dues were emailed on December 3 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.

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 that 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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EKA Solutions, Inc.

TIA has only a few exhibit booths and kiosks left for the exhibit hall at the 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition.

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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Education
  

Are you a 3PL domiciled in the State of California? Does your company arrange the transportation of goods in California? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are now subject to three specific regulations under the California Air Resources Board (CARB).


 

  

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!


 

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
   

Start 2019 off the right way by earning your CTB. Registration is now open for the First Quarter 2019 Online Study Course that begins Thurs., Jan. 3, 2019. The online exam will be administered on Sat., March 30, 2019.

The Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Program is the most widely recognized designation among 3PLs and sets you apart from your peers. Learn more and register here.

Contact Sean Tucker, Education Manager, at tucker@tianet.org if you have questions.

 

Member News

Covenant Transport Solutions, based in Chattanooga, has selected Ben Caplenor as Vice President of Customer Service. Caplenor brings 20 years of experience in truckload and less-than-truckload logistics to Solutions. 

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

TIA is accepting applications for its Samaritan Award, which recognizes a TIA member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need. The Samaritan Award will be presented at the 2019 TIA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

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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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