July 9, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

On Tuesday, July 9, TIA President & CEO Bob Voltmann responded by letter to Ray Martinez, the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Administrator Martinez recently offered remarks opposing a National Motor Carrier Selection Standard, indicating that such a standard was not necessary as the Agency would refine data that should then be interpreted by entities to determine whether they will hire a motor carrier.

TIA members are at the forefront of digitization of the supply chain, and are constantly challenged to keep ahead of changing technologies to build effective relationships with their customers and carriers.  The 3PL industry is made up of companies of all sizes, all of whom can relate to concerns about cybersecurity. Please help TIA understand how you are protecting your business from this threat, so that the Association can develop new tools and resources to help you and to help protect the industry.

Independence Day fell on a Thursday this year, so there were many people who took Friday off as well. That meant any shipments needing to be delivered last week had a tighter window, and as a result, those shipments moved at a premium. The average van rate during the shortened holiday week was $1.93/mi., which was 4¢ higher than the June average and 14¢ higher than May.

Despite ongoing challenges against its root court decision, lawmakers in California are pressing forward with a bill that its opponents say threatens the traditional owner-operator model in the state. The legislation, AB-5, passed the state’s General Assembly last month and now heads to the California Senate, where lawmakers are expected to take up the bill when they return from recess in mid-August.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of July. If you have any information about why a Candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately. Opposition or inquiries must be submitted in writing. A copy of the inquiry will be sent to the Candidate.

If you have any questions or objections please contact Katie Henderson, Sales Manager, at  703-299-5700.

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 Nov. 12-13, 2019, in Amelia Island, FL.

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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.

 
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Education

Join our expert panel TOMORROW at 2PM, EST as they discuss how to outsmart the cargo thieves in this member-benefit webinar.

Get involved with TIA's Mentorship Program. Looking for extra expertise, advice, or larger connections within the world of transportation? Sign up today to be mentored by some of the leading minds in the industry!


We’re also looking for experienced persons in the 3PL Industry 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 Be Mentored or Become a Mentor!

 
   

Sign up now for the CTB course that began 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.

 

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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. 


 

Member News

TIA would like to hear from you and help you recognize and give "kudos" to an outstanding employee in your company. Has an employee done something to help you, your company, or your customers? If so, please click the Learn More button below to submit a candidate and what they did to earn this recognition in an upcoming Logistics Weekly.

Meetings

ACT NOW for Early Bird Registration for 3PL Technovations Conference! If you're looking to stay at 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. 

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 Thank you to our 2019 Technovators 

   

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TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

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.

TIA's flagship magazine is a great channel for you to extend your reach to all TIA members. Magazine articles are written by a variety of 3PL industry leaders, including TIA members, and are the core of the magazine’s content.


Are you interested in contributing an article to 3PL Perspectives? Contact Neil Humphrey at Humphrey@tianet.org for more information.