November 19, 2019
Logistics Weekly
In this issue...

Did You Know Your TIA Membership May Expire on Dec. 31, 2019? 
2019 has already experienced various challenges and risks in the industry. Now more than ever, it is critical to remain a part of TIA to stay abreast of the latest 3PL industry topics, trends and innovations to advance your business. TIA members stay ahead of the market by attending training sessions, conferences, and utilizing our training programs to ensure their staff is ready for any market conditions. If you have not already done so, please renew your 2020 TIA Membership today so we may continue serving your business again in 2020. Click Here to Renew Now. Thank you for your membership!

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Industry News and Advocacy

A new law in California, the California Consumer Privacy Act, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020 and will give citizens far more control over their personal data that companies in the state have collected. In addition, federal legislation, the Online Privacy Act, has been introduced that would similarly place new requirements and limits on companies that collect and store users’ personal data.

To help 3PLs prepare for the new California law and learn more about what Congress may consider with the Online Privacy Act, TIA has published a new fact sheet describing what the laws do, who must comply, and what they could mean for 3PLs. Click here to view the fact sheet.

TIA will continue to monitor these and other online privacy laws and keep members informed. If you have any questions, please contact TIA Advocacy at advocacy@tianet.org or 703.299.5700.

Click here to view the November 2019 New Members

Click here to view the November 2019 Candidates

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of November. If you have any information on why a Candidate should not be accepted into membership, please contact TIA immediately. Opposition or inquiries must be submitted in writing. A copy of the inquiry will be sent to the Candidate.

If you have any questions or objections please contact by e-mail at membership@tianet.org or call (703) 299-5700.

Today the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) published a final rule amending some of its rules governing licensing, registration, financial responsibility requirements, and general duties for ocean transportation intermediaries. FMC says the changes are mainly administrative and procedural and are designed to “further reduce the regulatory burden on regulated entities.” The changes were first proposed for public comment in December 2018. 

Freight volumes have been building for weeks, but sufficient capacity has kept rates in check so far this fall. The national average van rate of $1.81 per mile is only 1¢ higher than October's average. On the other hand, the top 100 van lanes showed freight volumes increasing last week and more lanes had rising rates than falling rates. The top 100 lanes are often a predictor of where the national average is heading, so we may see increased strength as we approach Black Friday – which  occurs later this year – and the upcoming holiday rush.

TIA is looking to enhance our offerings for members who handle air and ocean freight. If your company does air and/or ocean freight, please take this survey to tell us more about your air and ocean freight business, so we may better serve you. By taking this survey, you will help TIA expand our member committees in these areas and develop more resources on these topics, so that we can add more value to the industry.

The survey will ask you how much of your revenue comes from airfreight and ocean freight forwarding; what other associations and publications you currently use to get information on air and ocean freight issues; what issues related to air and ocean freight you would like TIA to focus more on; and who your main points of contact for those kinds of freight are. Your answers will be kept confidential.

Click here to take the survey.

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.

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. 

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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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#TIA2020Con Registration Is Open Today!
A Conference Built Just for 3PLs

Join your friends and colleagues for an in-depth look at today’s issues confronting the 3PL industry at the TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, April 1-4, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

TIA’s flagship event is the premier conference geared to third-party logistics providers. It is a once-a-year opportunity for you to engage with representatives throughout North America and abroad in one location. You have earned a seat at the table and you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to experience the industry's premier 3PL event. Select from more than 100+ unbeatable 3PL educational sessions!

It’s what you know, who you know, and how you put it all together that gets you ahead. And that’s exactly what the TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is all about.

Click HERE to Register

 

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 January 6. The online exam will be administered on Saturday, March 28, 2020. 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.

As the world of technology speeds up and the cost of operation rises around us, every 3PL needs to become more efficient by focusing their operations on key areas of impact. We believe the foundation of this increased efficiency is built on data, automation and networks, a critical part of every growing brokerage today.

We invite you to join our web seminar for a discussion about the five foundations of data necessary for building a profitable operation. We will discuss the types of tools and networks needed to access this data, as well as the KPIs we’ve identified to help navigate a more clear roadmap to financial stability.

  • Creating competitive advantage
  • Building a strong carrier network
  • Driving operational efficiency with technology
  • Leveraging data to create agility
  • Delivering outstanding customer service

2-3 PM EST
Thursday, December 5 
Presented by Descartes

Click Here to Register...

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3GTMS
FrontApp, Inc.
HubTran
Pierbridge, Inc.
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Banyan Technology
Lean Staffing, Inc
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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.