December 11, 2018
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Industry News and Advocacy
  

In this week’s edition of Ahead of the Curve, TIA highlights one of the most valuable benefits offered to our members: the TIA Carrier Selection Framework. The Carrier Selection Framework (CSF) is now in its 12th iteration and it continues to be updated on an annual basis, providing TIA members with the most current information. Since its inception in 2006, the CSF offers expert advice and opinions from a broad and diversified range of subject matter experts, with firms and individuals who are authorities in 3PL and freight broker operation.

  

2019 is looking to be one of the best freight markets for savvy 3PLs. It’s imperative to focus on creating a strategic plan that will take advantage of these favorable market conditions and position your organization to capture its rightful share of the market.


 

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.

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 last week 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.

 
Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
EKA Solutions, Inc.

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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Education
  

There's still time to sign up! 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!


 

  

This online course is geared to individuals who need to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in moving perishable loads. It covers important topics such as industry characteristics, heat, trailer conditions, the impact of packaging and loading on perishable products, and inspections. If your company moves perishable products, you need this course!

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

Monster and Military.com have named Schneider Logistics as a Top 10 employer for military veterans. This is the third straight year that Schneider has made the Top 10 list.

“While it’s an honor that Monster has recognized us again for our commitment to hiring military veterans, the spotlight truly belongs on the Schneider associates who bring their military experience to our organization,” said Rob Reich, Schneider senior vice president and a U.S. Army veteran. “We are proud that 22 percent of our associates have military experience, and we have them to thank for the strength and success of the 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 TIA 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition offers unlimited opportunities to network with more than 1,500 of the most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals.

Connect with your colleagues at 10 varied and unique networking activities, including:

  • Play golf at Orange Tree Golf Club. The course is a stern, but fair, test of a golfer’s game and culminates with “The Loop.”
  • Participate in a Charity 5K Run to burn those calories while raising money for a worthy cause
  • Renew your friendships and forge new partnerships at events ranging from the Young Executives Luncheon to the Late Night Networking Party to the Women in Logistics Luncheon.

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.

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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