July 30, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

On July 23, TIA joined with more than 500 business and industry groups to urge Congress to pass the new USMCA trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. USMCA updates the more than 2-decade-old North American Free Trade Act, or NAFTA, to better reflect the trade realities of increasingly digitized economies.

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed their five-year $287 billion surface transportation bill. The bill would authorize $287 billion in highway spending, 90 percent of which – $259 billion – would be distributed to states by formula. It also would establish a program to fund projects that "will improve the resiliency of roads and bridges to natural disasters and extreme weather events" and authorize both formula-based and grant-based programs "to begin to reduce transportation-related emissions." Parts of the "One Federal Decision" policy to streamline project permitting would become law.

Recently, the Heritage Foundation, an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., announced their opposition to an increase to the federal gas tax. The Heritage Foundation specifically notes that a federal gas tax increase, “In reality, the gas tax is not a user fee, it is a dishonest ploy to raise taxes on all Americans and allow the size and scope of the federal government to grow unchecked.”

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.

Even as the summer slump continues, July is still on pace to beat May volumes, with a national average van rate that's about 5 cents per mile higher than it was before the June peak. Overall volumes did slip last week, and 68 of the top 100 van lanes had lower rates. The week ended with strengthening trends, though, with California summer produce running at higher levels last week for both vans and reefers.

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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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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

Brokerage organization structures and compensation plans are constantly evolving to meet changing business demands, variations in economic cycles and company growth demands. From cradle to grave to functionally separate roles, there are many ways to organize a brokerage for growth, and many different compensation options that go with the different structures. This three-part seminar will take you through some of the more common organization structures and compensation alternatives in use by today’s top brokers.

August 13-15, 2019

1-2 PM EST

Presented by: Beth Carroll, Managing Principal, Prosperio Group

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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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Member News

EXPO has nine educational opportunities delivering insights to 3PLs, including “FMC’s Recommendations to Improve Freight Flows,” ”Growth Strategies for Non-Asset 3PLs,” and “Is TOFC an Endangered Species?” For those new to the industry, two Intermodal University sessions are also on the schedule. Have shipper customers that need to learn more about intermodal? Qualified BCOs attend for free.

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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In the May 2019 "What Are You Reading?" survey, TIA's flagship magazine, 3PL Perspectives, was ranked  No.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.

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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.