January 8, 2019
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DAT Solutions

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.



The 5k Run/2k Walk will be held Friday, April 12th before the Opening Session of the TIA Capital Ideas Conference. The $50 entry fee covers your T-shirt and supports the TIA Foundation and the charity selected by TIA’s 2019 3PL Samaritan Award winner.

Jumpstart your day in the Florida sun for a worthy cause!  Register today.


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.
Industry News and Advocacy

The latest regulatory calendar from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that the Department currently plans to propose new regulations relating to overtime pay in March 2019. These regulations, which were last changed in 2004 and which had a rulemaking under the Obama Administration halted by the Federal Courts, determine the basis, salary levels, and duties requirements that must be met to exempt employees from overtime pay.

Chris Burroughs and U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN).

    On Thursday, Jan. 3, TIA Chief of Staff Nancy O’Liddy and Senior Government Affairs Director Chris Burroughs were on Capitol Hill for the opening day of the 116th Congress. TIA looks forward to continuing to work closely with Congress and the Trump administration and representing the interests of TIA members and the 3PL industry.

Van rates have been mostly stable as a national average, but Texas is a bright spot. Rates out of Dallas have risen 3.5 percent over the past four weeks, based on an average of eight high-volume lanes.

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.


Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference is North America’s only multimodal show, drawing 2,500+ delegates from across all supply chain sectors annually. The show also attracts many beneficial cargo owners, including executives from North America’s largest manufacturers & retailers, such as Best Buy, Hudson’s Bay Company, Lululemon, Toyota, and more.

    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.

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:

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

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.


There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar series. 2019 is looking to be one of the best freight markets for savvy 3PLs and it’s imperative to focus on creating a strategic plan that will take advantage of these favorable market conditions.



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!


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Start 2019 off the right way by earning your CTB. Registration is now open for the First Quarter 2019 Online Study Course. 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.


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McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
CargoNet®, a member of the Verisk Anyalyticsfamily of companies
TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

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.

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!