November 27, 2019
Logistics Weekly

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. To listen to November's podcast featuring TIA's Chris Burroughs, click here: What Legislative and Regulatory Issues 3PLs Should Be Aware of in 2020?

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#TIA2020Con Registration Is Open Now!
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.

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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


Industry News and Advocacy

Though sometimes used interchangeably, the distinction between a job and a career is significant. A job, often completed begrudgingly, is something done to make a living. But the term career inspires thoughts of progression, development and movement up the corporate ladder. It also implies a sense of longevity, with career-minded workers committing themselves to a certain industry or field over a longer period of time. It is therefore no surprise that organizations want to harness the potential of these focused and driven employees. By guiding employees along their career path, businesses can reap the rewards and see improvements in their bottom line.

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Holiday freight continues to move, and van rates have risen in three of the past four weeks. In the Top 100 van lanes last week, rates increased in 63 of those lanes.

Freight volumes have been building for weeks, and the national average van rate moved up to $1.82 per mile, which is $0.02 higher than October's average. There will be a sense of urgency this week as goods travel their final mile to store shelves before Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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.

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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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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. 

Employees across the third-party logistics industry are planning for their retirement and thinking about the future they will leave for their children and grandchildren. But soon, Congress could pass legislation called the SECURE Act which would drastically change the game for people planning to leave their IRA to their inheritors.


Sign up now for the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) course that begins Jan. 6, 2020. The online exam will be administered on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The 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

TIA member-benefit webinars are all recorded and available to members at any time on the TIA website. Previous webinars are found in the Member Resource Library under the TIA Webinar Archives. Once logged-in, members can find webinars dating back to February of 2018. If you missed out on last week's member-benefit webinars, Effectively Using TIA's New 3PL Benchmarking Software or What the SECURE Act Could Mean for You, click here.

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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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. 

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 webinar 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

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You must be logged into the TIA website to access this library. Contact a member of TIA staff at
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