December 3, 2019
Logistics Weekly
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Did You Know? The TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, April 1-4, 2020 in Austin, TX, is fast approaching. To help ensure you have the best experience, we encourage you to register today and take advantage of early-bird rates before the February 19 deadline. Join more than 1,500 of North America’s most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals – all in one place!

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Industry News and Advocacy

Thanksgiving week was short but intense. Thanksgiving occurred later in November this year, so the holiday weekend coincided with end-of-month pressures. Not surprisingly, rates rose sharply on loads that were picked up during the week, to entice carriers and drivers who may have had to spend Thanksgiving on the road. Somewhat surprisingly, the lanes with the biggest rate increases actually gained in both directions.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the first half of December 2019. 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 TIA Member Candidate.

Click here to view the December 2019 New Members

Click here to view the December 2019 Candidates

If you have any questions or objections, please contact membership@tianet.org or call 703.299.5700.

 

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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.

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 TIA leaders. 

TIA is looking to enhance our offerings for members who handle air and ocean freight. If your company handless air and/or ocean freight, please complete 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 additional resources, so that we can add additional 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 are for those kinds of freight. All 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.

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Education

Sign up now for the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) course that begins January 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 tucker@tianet.org.

TIA member-benefit webinars are all recorded and available to members at any time on the TIA website. Previous webinars are located 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.

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As the world of technology speeds up and operation costs rise around us, every 3PL needs to become more efficient by focusing its 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 clearer roadmap to financial stability.

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

2-3 PM EST
Thursday, December 5 
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TIA's Chief Economist, Noël Perry, takes on the chance of a recession in 2020. After 11 years with no significant slowdowns, it may be hard to conceive of one. Noël takes us through the causes of recessions, the reasons why one is likely soon, and what happens to trucking and brokers, when the economy slumps. He will finish by reminding us that recessions always end, being followed-up with good times. That makes recession an unexpectedly good time for those businesses that are ready for recovery.

2-3 PM EST
Wednesday, December 11
Presented by Noël Perry

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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 meetings@tianet.org.

 

 
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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.

We know you and other TIA members are looking for tools and support to help you meet today’s business challenges. TIA is excited to make available and launch its New Advantage Program to help you successfully navigate these challenges.

We now have available an Excess Auto and General Liability Insurance Program through McGriff, Seibels & Williams, who is the exclusive retailer for the distribution of TripExcess.com/TIA. This program is revolutionary and was built and designed for 3PL’s and their customers by enabling direct access to obtain Excess Liability insurance on a transactional basis tied to a specific Bill of Lading (required.). 3PLs can purchase coverage directly with electronic acknowledgement forwarded to the Motor Carrier of the applied coverage on their behalf.

Through this program, 3PLs can purchase $1,000,000 in Excess Liability over the Auto Liability and General Liability of the warranted carrier maintaining a required primary limit of $1,000,000 in Auto and General Liability coverage. The cost per transaction varies on distance and ranges from $50 to $125 + applicable taxes & fees. Quoting is free, easy and without a wait for approval. For specific pricing from any city to city, go to www.TripExcess.com/TIA.

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