October 8, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

The saga over CSA continues to be in the limelight within the transportation industry. The Agency continues to be silent about whether the CSA scores and alerts should be made publicly available or not. TIA remains steadfast opposed to any CSA scores, alerts or data being publicly available and recently had a major victory in the U.S. Senate to ensure that those scores and alerts stay down as long as possible.

There is not a typo in the title of this week’s Chris on the Hill article, I am talking about an upcoming rescission not a recession in the American economy. I will leave the topic of a pending recession to TIA’s economist Noel Perry to comment on. Our nation’s critical infrastructure and transportation projects could, unfortunately, see a major rescission or revocation of invaluable funds on July 1, 2020, if Congressional action is not taken.

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.

Descartes
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 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.

 2020 Registration for Attendees OPENING SOON!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

 
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.

In this webinar, Noël Perry will present the facts and logic surrounding the perennial topic of the truckload driver shortage. He will do so in two contrasting ways, showing, first, how demographics say that hiring drivers is getting just a little harder each year. Second, knowing that it is easy to see how a sudden surge in driver demand will outstrip the hiring process and cause tightness until the system can catch up. To hear this logic presented in its full form, to see the statistics that back it up, and what it means to the brokerage community, tune in to TIA's October webinar.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
2-3 PM EST
Presented by Noël Perry

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Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
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. 

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3PLs and the Technologies of the Future

While true, no one knows what the future holds. Whether it be APIs, mobile-based applications, big data, Artificial Intelligence, etc., 3PLs will be leading the way with cutting-edge technology. Join the closing panel as we discuss the tools you can expect to emerge that will enhance your relationship with your customers, shippers or carriers.

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 Thank you to our 2019 Technovators 

   
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