|January 3, 2019|
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Werner Enterprises sponsored the 11th annual Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Mon., Dec. 31, 2018. Werner’s Operation Freedom 13 driver, Quinton Ward, was recognized with a special on-field ceremony celebrating his designation as the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award winner.
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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.
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.
Send yourself or your employees to TIA's 2019 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition for free by applying for a scholarship. Two sets of scholarships are available:
TIA has less than 10 exhibit booths and only a handful of 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.
Industry News and Advocacy
Welcome to a (NEW) Logistics Weekly
In 2019, TIA will be directly addressing issues that affect your business and specifically outline the impact they will have on the 3PL industry. This will ensure that you remain ahead of the curve and continue to provide excellent service to your shipper and motor carrier customers.
Washington – January 3, 2019 - The 116th Congress, sworn in today, has a long list of action items, which will affect the logistics industry. New polling by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that increasing infrastructure spending is one of the top priorities for Americans for the 116th Congress: 79 percent of those polled said it's "extremely important," falling just behind lowering prescription drug prices and substantially reducing the federal deficit on the list of issues polled. Infrastructure spending ranks high for both parties, with 88 percent of Democrats and 81 percent of Republicans surveyed calling it "extremely important."
Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of January. 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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register a final rule to establish a reduction in the annual registration fees collected from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the registration years 2019 and 2020. For 2019 registration year, the fees will be reduced to $62 for licensed property brokers.
The State of California has enacted a new law that will require joint and several liabilities for customers who contract with port drayage motor carriers, who have unsatisfied judgments regarding unpaid wages, damages, expenses, penalties and workers’ compensation liability.
Hurry. The deadline is fast approaching to apply for TIA’s Samaritan Award. The award recognizes a TIA member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need and will be presented at the 2019 TIA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL. Your application must be received no later than Fri., Jan. 18, 2019.
There’s still time to register for next week’s webinar series. 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.
Join us on Wednesday, January 16 as CarrierDirect CEO Peter Rentschler makes sense of technology trends, and discusses how you can keep an eye on the future while still delivering on what your customers need today.
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!
TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions
Are you taking advantage of the TIA Advantage program? As part of TIA’s commitment to helping 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:
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.