September 24, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

On September 19, 2019, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) fiscal year 2020 spending bill. The measure – which provides funding to improve transportation infrastructure development, housing assistance, and community development – was approved by a vote of 31-0. TIA is happy to report that the controversial CSA Policy Rider that was included in the House bill was NOT included in the Senate version.

At this year’s Transportation Intermediaries Association’s (TIA) Annual Conference, I attended a presentation by a panel of shippers. When the subject of how the ELD Mandate was affecting them came up, a logistics director of a very large shipper said, “We are now buying driver’s hours.” While a seemingly simple statement, it struck me as very profound.

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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Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.

Exhibit at #TIA2020Con

April 1-4, Austin Tx

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
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 Saturday, 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.

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.

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

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Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
TriumphPay
  

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

 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are disrupting the domestic transportation management industry. Join Evan Armstrong as he leads the November 13 session on building a strategic plan to help digitalize and grow your freight brokerage business. Topics detailed include: a step-by-step business planning process, core areas of digitalization and automation, and using A.I. to support load matching. Don’t miss out! Early Bird Registration ends!

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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.