January 3, 2019
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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.

    TIA, WIT, and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award is intended to acknowledge and honor the contributions and accomplishments of an outstanding individual acknowledged by her peers for achievement and leadership in the field of logistics in North America. By their commitment to their profession, desire to further the industry's success and participation in civic and community affairs, DWLA award winners exemplify role models for other women seeking or advancing careers in logistics.
 

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form by February 8. Forms can be found here.Contact Lana Nichols, Director of Programs, Women in Trucking Association, at Lana@womenintrucking.org if you have 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.

 

 

If you have not yet paid membership dues for 2019, please remit your payment right away to avoid any interruption in member services or access.

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

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Education
   

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.

“The CTB course was challenging but rewarding. The material provided insight into many industry topics that I had encountered, but never fully understood.” -- Kenton Sprayberry, BR Williams Trucking, Inc.

Click here for a recent article from Global Trade discussing the importance of CTB certification.

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

 

  

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!


 

TriumphPay Carrier Payments Demo named ‘Best in Show’
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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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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!


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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.

The 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the only conference built just for third-party logistics providers. Register here.

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.

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

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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.

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Member News

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.

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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Member Resources

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.

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