October 15, 2019
Logistics Weekly
In this issue...

Did You Know?  TIA has launched a Podcast! TIA Delivers Podcast offers on-demand access to the most important and relevant topics in the logistics and 3PL industry. Tune in each month to hear firsthand accounts from logistics professionals on their experiences and observations. Click Here to Learn More.

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Industry News and Advocacy

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested comments on a petition submitted by the Washington Trucking Associations (WTA) requesting a determination that Washington State’s Meal and Rest Break Rules, as applied to drivers of commercial motor vehicles subject to FMCSA’s hours of service regulations, are preempted by Federal law.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the second half of the month of October. If you have any information about why a candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately. Opposition or inquiries must be submitted in writing within a two-week period. A copy of the inquiry will be sent to the candidate.

Click here to view the October 2019 New Members
Click here to view the October 2019 Candidates

Questions? Contact membership@tianet.org or call 703.299.2700

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed two new managers to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700 members.

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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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 began 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.

Tune in Thursday, October 17, for an informative, new webinar featuring insights from Zach Strickland, Director of Freight Market Intelligence for FreightWaves, and Bryan Connell, Manager of Transportation and Logistics for Weston Foods. They will discuss:

  • How current economic and environmental factors are shaping the freight market,
  • Charts and maps of different regions of the country that demonstrate the level of volatility in supply and demand across various markets, and
  • How to derive powerful insights from today’s data that can help your organization respond effectively

Thursday, October 17
2-3 PM EST
Presented by Zach Strickland and Bryan Connell
Sponsored by FreightWaves

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Tune in to this exciting panel discussion on fraud with our panelists, Keith Lewis, Sal Merino, Mike Nervick, and Lorin Seeks. They’ll be presenting on the major pain points for any brokerage, and will have time to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, October 23
2-3 PM EST
Presented by Keith Lewis, Sal Merino, Mike Nervick, and Lorin Seeks

Click Here To Learn More...

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The Bottom Line: Automation, Digitization, & Data-Driven Decision Making

To compete in today and tomorrow’s logistics environment, brokers need to invest in technology and solutions that bring efficiencies to non-revenue generating tasks. Join us as leaders in the industry discuss the benefits of implementing automation, data integration, and digitization.

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 Thank you to our 2019 Technovators 

   
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