September 17, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Did You Know? Incorporating the CTB into your employee development and training plans expresses the investment in your team and for the service commitment to your customers. Sign up now for the CTB course that begins Sept. 30, 2019. The online exam will be administered on Dec.14, 2019.

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Industry News and Advocacy

On Sept. 12, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amends its hours-of-service (HOS) for CMV drivers to remove provisions requiring that a 34-hour restart include two periods between 1:00 AM – 5:00 AM and limiting use of a restart to once every 168 hours from the code of Federal Regulations.

Congress has a little more than a year to pass a surface transportation reauthorization bill because the FAST Act or the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” expires on Sept. 30, 2020. You might be saying to yourself, there is no way Congress cannot meet that deadline… right? The 1959 classic film "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler which came in at a running time of 212 minutes was filmed in 8-months, so why can’t Congress put together a surface transportation bill in a little over a year? Because unlike the crew of "Ben-Hur," most of Congress lacks the passion and desire to pass this important piece of legislation that address our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and highway projects.

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'
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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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Don’t delay and lose that spot you want in the 2020 Exhibit Hall. The deadline for the second round of booth assignments has now passed, and booth assignments will now be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to reserve a booth today! If you have questions, contact meetings@tianet.org.

 
Brokers Seeing Higher Margins Due To Technology Investment
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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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Relying on public load boards limits your 3PL to a fraction of market-available capacity and a pool of lower quality carriers, raising the question of what value your company truly provides clients. Learn how to position your 3PL to stay competitive and relevant in an increasingly digital world!

Noam Frankel, founder and CEO of FreightFriend, will share valuable, actionable strategies to ramp up productivity and find and forge relationships with quality carriers, drawing on more than 35 years of leadership experience at top brokerages such as American Backhaulers and Echo Global Logistics.

Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019
2-3 PM EST
Presented by Noam Frankel
Sponsored by FreightFriend

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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

 

At its onset Freight Visibility specifically aimed to bring a more granular view to load tracking in the form of truck locations. As the space continues to evolve, what new opportunities do acquiring large quantities of location data offer and what risks are forming? Join this panel, led by Descartes’ Mark Carroll, as they discuss that status of tracking, the advancement of data and other potential applications to better serve logistics and strengthen the position of the 3PL! We know you have options. Choose a technology meeting geared toward 3PLs and take control of the technology changes affecting your business. Don’t miss out! Early Bird Registration ends!

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