September 10, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

Politics are everywhere, especially with a little more than 420 days left until the presidential election in 2020. The news cycle is constantly talking about this race and who will be the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump. Will it be Vice President Joe Biden? Senator Bernie Sanders? Senator Elizabeth Warren? Could it be someone else in the large pool of candidates running to become the 46th President? It doesn’t matter if you watch Fox News, CNN or MSNBC, politics dominate the news cycle, and it is not going away, especially during this ultra-partisan period of our history.

In an hour, my wife and I are headed to a nearby town to do a collection of shopping chores and completing the “final-miles” portion of several supply chains: milk, paint, garden watering equipment. Even today, with the explosion of internet-based supply chains, more than 85% of goods reach consumers this way. Anybody deliver your gasoline recently? Of course not; you go to the pump yourself. The gasoline supplier fills the convenience store tanks from a 53-foot tanker; then you move your 15 gallons across the final miles to your garage.

TIA is seeking young professionals to join our Young Executives Committee. Historically, the Young Executives Committee exclusively held an annual lunch event at the April Conference, and no formal activities ensued until the next year. But with the increasing number of young professionals joining the 3PL industry, the moment is ripe to formalize the committee and provide our members with a platform for networking and information sharing with the next generation of leaders within TIA. 

TIA has partnered with the Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit, to address substance use disorders in the workplace. The partnership will allow you and your employees a confidential, app-based counseling service – free of charge. We are passionate about beginning work on this initiative to help our members help employees in need.

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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.
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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.

 
Brokers Seeing Higher Margins Due To Technology Investment
InMotion Global, Inc.
It now appears the evidence is overwhelming. Brokers and 3PL’s leveraging new technology are raising their margins and lowering costs faster than those that don’t. In fact, 96% of brokers now say that technology like AscendTMS, TriumphPay, Smart Capacity, and Cargo Chief’s new human-like robot called Booking Assistant are helping to quickly eliminate labor costs and raise profit margins. Moreover, the right technology, when used properly, is clearly crowning the winners in the brokerage space.
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Education

Sign up now for the CTB course that begins September 30. The online exam will be administered on Sat., Dec. 14, 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.

Why is it that culture is the defining aspect of any transportation company? Join Joel McGinley as he describes why "culture eats strategy for breakfast" and how you as an owner or manager of your business can harness the power of culture to propel your business forward.

Day 1 - Why culture is always more important than strategy
Day 2- How to develop a strong culture
Day 3- Maintaining and developing a performance-based culture

Sept. 17-19, 2019
2-3 PM EST each day
Presented by Joel McGinley

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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. 

Meetings

The final round of booth reservations closes at COB Sept. 13, 2019. After that time booths will be sold based on availability when the reservation is received and paid in full. Click here to reserve a booth today!

 

In this wide-ranging talk TIA Chief Economist Noël Perry will present his forecast for industry conditions in 2020, to include the chance of recession and the effects of regulatory changes, including the FMCSA's latest proposals for Hours of Service. As usual, Noël will also touch on the wider context of transportation with special attention to the first signs of the radical technical changes that will affect all of our businesses over the next 10 years - and beyond! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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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