February 19, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Member News

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has been named to the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

“Receiving this honor is an incredible testament to our extraordinary people,” said TQL President Kerry Byrne. “We take great pride in fostering an environment that places a high importance on values, community, culture and integrity.”

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.


Dr. Jim Kenny teaches and researches in the areas of strategic marketing, professional selling and sales management at Western Illinois University. During his 18 years at WIU, he has been nominated for Teacher of the Year 12 times and won twice. Additionally, he has won two Faculty Excellence awards. He has published and presented dozens of papers in the areas of strategic marketing planning, transportation brokerage and professional selling.

TriumphPay Repeats Demo Day 'Best in Show'
Triumph Business Capital
TriumphPay’s Jordan Graft and Melissa Forman showcased where the future of payments is headed at Transparency19 in Atlanta this May. Carriers and brokers can look forward to many new features from TriumphPay coming soon.
Watch the demo here.
Industry News and Advocacy

Conference Countdown

Don't Delay. Early Bird Registration Rates End Feb. 23. Save Up to $300!

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Growing sales and developing a high-performance team are critical in the highly competitive world of 3PLs. To help you reach those goals, TIA has developed a five-session Customer Service Track that will give you the tools to equip your team with a higher degree of organizational effectiveness, leading to increased customer service and profits.

“I've attended the past seven TIA conferences and every year it gets better. The networking and educational platforms are invaluable. It's a must do every year.”

Anthony Starks, Brokerage Operations Manager
Mercer Transportation Company


TIAPAC is excited to announce that making contributions is easier than ever with the implementation of a new auto draft feature. As a member of TIA, you will be able to have your personal credit card auto drafted on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis, or any specified time frame you choose that fits your budget. Donating just $100 a month is less than one Starbucks coffee a day. With your contribution, you will be doing your part to help protect your business and the 3PL industry from frivolous lawsuits, repeal of the tax reform, labor concerns, and many other issues that directly affect your bottom line.

TIA will also once again host its TIAPAC dinner at the TIA Annual Capitol Ideas Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on Wed., April 10, 2019. The dinner will immediately follow the Welcome Reception and will be held in conjunction with the TIA Board of Directors dinner. The TIAPAC dinner is exclusive to those TIA members who donate $500 or more in 2019. And yes, of course you can sign up for auto draft and spread your contribution over the course of the year! For more information, contact Chris Burroughs, Vice President of Government Affairs at burroughs@tianet.org.

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Spot market rates have drifted lower during the first half of February, but now it looks like the rate trends have hit bottom and may be poised for a rebound.

The deadline to renew your TIA membership is March 1. If you haven’t already done so, 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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Silver Sponsors
Euler Hermes
Lean Staffing Solutions
Revenova, LLC
Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
Bronze Sponsors
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
Wells Fargo

The TIA 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner. TIA is expecting another full house with more than 1,300 of North America’s most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals – all in one place.

Although TIA has sold out of traditional booths, we now have an option for you to reach the largest gathering of 3PLs each year. TIA is introducing a kiosk program this year to provide interested organizations an opportunity to exhibit at the largest brokerage-based event of the year. Learn more and register.

Please contact Valerie Sumner at vsumner@vrsevents.com.

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.


TIA joined with TranStrategy Partners in a business alliance to provide a more robust education and services suite for TIA and its membership, starting with the launch of three new assessments available on our site.


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!

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
Spot Freight, Inc.
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!