January 22, 2019
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In this week’s Ahead of the Curve, I will focus on one value-added service you can provide to your customers that might fly under the radar: an understanding of the current legislative and regulatory environment.


 


 

The TIA Nominating Committee makes this second report to the members. The Committee has decided to place in nomination the following members for a second term on the TIA Board of Directors.

Van spot rates fell to $2.00 per mile for the month to-date, in a typical seasonal slump. Spot freight volume hasn’t changed much since January 2018; however, there’s a lot more capacity available, so it’s easier for 3PLs to find a truck at their target price. There are still pockets of high rates, but pricing has dropped on most high-traffic lanes.

  

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 and 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.

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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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.

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

Hurry. The application to apply for a TIA 2019 Conference Scholarship Application is Friday, January 25. Send yourself or your employees to the 2019 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition for free by applying for a scholarship. Two sets of scholarships are available:

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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. 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.

 

  

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
  

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!


Member News

The National Association for Business Resources has selected Choptank Transport as a recipient of the 8th Annual Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation award. The award recognizes Choptank’s company culture, training, employee engagement, development and growth opportunities.

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
  

We’ve told you about the 5k Fun Run and 2k Walk for Charity, as well as the networking opportunities for members. This week, we’d like to introduce you to a preview of the exciting seminars taking place prior to the opening of the Conference.

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!