June 18, 2019
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Industry News and Advocacy

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) released the highly anticipated whitepaper outlining “Why You Should Start a Brokerage Within an Asset-Based Company.” The whitepaper can be found on TIA’s website, tianet.org. 

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the 3PL industry, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 3PL Technovations Conference taking place on November 12-13, 2019, in Amelia Island, FL.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) honored U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs (R-OH) for their exceptional contributions to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry during the 2019 TIA 3PL Policy Forum, held June 11-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Seminar Announcement! Registration is now open for this year’s TIA Regional seminar in Minnesota on August 1-2, 2019. The theme of the seminar is identifying and minimizing legal and financial risks in the supply chain.    

When I succeeded my colleague, William J. Augello, as author of this column in 2007, I knew the column would be about transportation law. However, it was not until a few years ago that I realized exactly why it is so important for readers to know transportation law: so that they can identify (and minimize) financial risks in the supply chain. Thus, learning about transportation law is not merely an academic exercise – it has real-world economic significance.

It's no secret that truckload rates aren't where they were a year ago. We don't expect prices to reach the same levels we saw in 2019, but we've been predicting a second quarter rebound for quite some time now – really since last December, when we also said that we expected the first quarter to be even softer than usual. A number of factors delayed that Q2 rebound, but now it's finally here.

 

Thank You to Our Members Who Attended 2019 TIA Policy Forum!

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Exhibit booth reservation requests for the 2020 TIA Capital Ideas and Exhibition can be made here. If you have questions, contact meetings@tianet.org.

 
Education
   

Sign up now for the CTB course that begins July 1. The online exam will be administered on Sat., Sept. 28, 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Tucker, Education Manager, at tucker@tianet.org.

 

 

Over the past few weeks, FreightWaves has been highlighting data-driven market insights that are pointing to the potential for a severe downturn of the freight market. If risk management and weathering a potential freight down cycle are top of mind for your business, then understanding how Trucking Freight Futures can be used to manage your risk and exposure to trucking spot market volatility can be a great opportunity to help keep your business moving forward.

FreightWaves is partnering with TIA to host a complimentary hour-long webinar on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. EDT to address everything you need to know about Trucking Freight Futures and how they can be applied uniquely to your business. Tailored specifically for freight brokers, the webinar will feature insights from Addison Armstrong, Executive Director of Freight Futures at FreightWaves, and Patrick Draut, Principal for Freight Futures and Risk Mitigation at K-Ratio, who will be addressing the following: - How financial hedging on trucking spot rates can provide upward and downward rate protection to market volatilityPractical use case applicationsHow to include Trucking Freight Futures into your risk management strategy and how to get set up to trade

 

June 25, 2019

2-3 p.m. EST

Presented by: Addison Armstrong and Patrick Draut

REGISTER...

 
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Special $225 Savings for TIA Members. The New Employee Package evaluates and makes your employees better. It Includes: New Employee Orientation, and The New Hire Assessment OR The Performance Predictor Assessment. Are you ready to stand out? Start your employees off on the right track and demonstrate your company’s commitment to success. 


 

Get involved with TIA's Mentorship Program. We’re looking for experienced 3PLs who are willing to pass on their knowledge.This is an exciting opportunity that will allow you to make a positive contribution to the industry. Apply to Become a Mentor!

 
Meetings

ACT NOW for Early Bird Registration for 3PL Technovations Conferece! If you're looking to stay on the forefront of leading data technologies and make smarter, more informed decisions for your business, you won't want to miss this event and neither will your employees! Gain insights on blockchain, freight matching, economic shifts and more. We know you have options. Choose a technology meeting geared toward 3PLs and take control of the technology changes affecting your business. 

Register Today...

 Thank you to our 2019 Technovators 

   


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The Member Resource Library is a collection of guidelines and frameworks, contracts, legal cases, and other resources to provide TIA Members with a knowledge bank for 3PL success.

You must be logged into the TIA website to access this library. Contact a member of TIA staff at 703-299-5700 if you need assistance.