July 16, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

Come see if you are a Sales All-Star and get the answers to all of these questions and more at TIA’s July Webinar the Summer All-Star Sales Quiz: 50 Questions to Test your Sales Skills Knowledge.

The trade press has recently reported that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has fined Anheuser Busch $500,000 for violating air quality regulations. Last year, CARB fined two major Midwest-based transportation brokers $100,000 and $52,250 for recordkeeping violations associated with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule. California has also passed a law which went into effect on January 1, 2019 that anyone hiring a port drayage motor carrier needs to understand and follow.

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Now that the holiday has passed, there's less urgency for the freight that's moving. That lack of urgency, combined with sufficient capacity and a well-rested workforce, resulted in lower rates last week.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has granted 37 logistics professionals the designation of Certified Transportation Brokers (CTB).

The CTB allows brokers to differentiate themselves within the marketplace by demonstrating core competencies in three tested sections of: brokerage basics and basic business skills, contracts and pricing, and lastly, the regulatory environment and legal issues.

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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.

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.

Descartes
Spot Freight, Inc.
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.
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Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.

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

 
Fast Growing Logistics Company Seeking Director
Spot Freight, Inc.
Spot Freight Inc. is looking for an experienced sales leader at its Indianapolis headquarters. This individual would be responsible for setting the overall vision, implementing a carrier procurement strategy, and growing the department from 30 to 100 people. This role requires a strong leadership presence. 8-10 years of professional sales experience in the logistics industry is preferred.
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Education

The supply chain is speeding up, every 3PL needs to become more efficient and speed up their operations in order to grow and thrive. A fast, reliable TMS platform is a foundational piece of software for every successful brokerage, and can enable 3PLs of any size to leverage additional solutions for freight visibility, back office automation, carrier sourcing and cash flow management.

Join Capital Logistics & Descartes Aljex to hear first hand how Capital put the necessary technology in place to empower their recent growth journey.

July 30th, 2019
2-3 PM EST
Sponsored by: Descartes Aljex
Presented by: Capital Logistics and Descartes Aljex

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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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Spot Freight, Inc.
  

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. 

Register Today...

 Thank you to our 2019 Technovators 

   

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In the May 2019 "What Are You Reading?" survey, TIA's flagship magazine, 3PL Perspectives, was ranked #1 among Brokers for printed materials. Magazine articles are written by a variety of 3PL industry leaders, including TIA members, and are the core of the magazine’s content, making it a great channel for you to extend your reach to all TIA members.

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

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.