January 29, 2019
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Estes Express Lines is delivering some of its most important freight yet in the first weeks of 2019. Twenty checks totaling $1 million are now making their way through Estes terminals across the country to national charitable organizations, and Estes employees were able to handpick the recipients.

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.

DAT Solutions

Join us in Orlando at the Loews Royal Pacific, April 10-13, for the world's largest and only gathering of brokerage-based 3PLs and the can't-miss event of the year! This year we have increased our education offerings to 100 education offerings: five general sessions, 30 education sessions, and 75 sessions in the TIA Learning Center. These education offerings are geared for 3PLs of all types and sizes to help you grow your business.

Industry News and Advocacy

Independent contractor relationships are critically important to 3PLs of all sizes and specializations, so TIA closely monitors all regulatory developments related to this issue. TIA works to maintain up-to-date frameworks and guidance on labor issues on the Members Only side of the TIA website. TIA will also report on any efforts by Congress or the Department of Labor to make changes to the independent contractor tests laid out by the National Labor Relations Act (which governs activities related to union organization) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (which regulates employment relationships for contractors and employees, as well as minimum wage and overtime requirements).

TIA announced last week the appointment of three new vice presidents: Matt Mantione, CAE, to Vice President of Membership, Chris Burroughs to Vice President of Government Affairs and Will Sehestedt to Vice President of Government Affairs. The Association, with more than 1,700 members, is the leading organization devoted to the North American 3PL industry.

Rates are cooling off for refrigerated freight across the country, but a few hot spots still remain. Out west, California is quiet but competition for trucks can be fierce in the Twin Fall, ID market.

    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.

Please renew today to avoid any interruption in member services or access to the many benefits membership has to offer. Thank you to those members who have already renewed and committed to adding value to your company and your professional development. 

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

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EKA Solutions, Inc.

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’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.


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!



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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McLeod Software
EBE Technologies
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!