January 7, 2020
Logistics Weekly
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Early Bird Registration for the TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is Available Now!

Join Over 1,500 of North America's Most Successful Brokerage-Based Professionals as Attendees Navigate Through New Industry Developments & Take Control of the Technology Challenges Affecting Their Business.

Register Now Before Registration Rates Increase on February 20, 2020.

EARLY-BIRD RATES: Member: $875 | Non-Member: $1,175

REGULAR RATES: Member: $975 | Non-Member: $1,275

For Additional Information Regarding Conference Registration or Other Conference Related Information, Please Click Here

Recognize a Colleague with TIA's Samaritan Award

The 3PL Samaritan Award recognizes a TIA member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need. The recognized service or assistance can take any form:

  • Volunteering logistical support;
  • Providing manpower, resources, or financial support to others in need;
  • Sponsoring sporting events;
  • Providing scholarships; and
  • Hiring disabled individuals, or other areas.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the good works in which the 3PL industry engages by highlighting a specific 3PL Samaritan effort each year.

Eligibility: Any TIA Member, Associate Member, or their employees.

Process: A TIA member can nominate itself, another TIA member company, individuals, or organizations by Jan. 24, 2020.

The nomination should outline the charitable activity, providing sufficient detail for the committee to select one award recipient. A committee of TIA members will then review the nominations and make a recommendation to the TIA Foundation Board of Directors. Selections will be made by Feb. 7, 2020. 

Recognition: The TIA 3PL Samaritan Award will be presented during the TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, April 1-4, 2020, in Austin, TX.

The company can designate a charity to receive funds raised at the TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition. The company representative accepting the award will receive complimentary conference registration and be reimbursed for their airfare and their hotel in Austin.
                                                                 Click HERE to Nominate Now

 TIA 2020 Conference Scholarships
Applications Available

Send yourself or your employees to TIA's 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition for FREE by applying for a TIA/Avalon Risk Management scholarship. Scholarships provide a stipend covering coach airfare and 4-nights’ accommodations at the Conference hotel. Conference registration fees will  also be waived for scholarship recipients.

Candidates must be first-time TIA member conference attendees and have a minimum of two years' experience in the 3PL industry.

Each company may submit one application for consideration for each scholarship.

Click HERE to Apply Now

Applications are due by noon EST, Jan. 24, 2020. Email meetings@tianet.org with questions.


PRECONFERENCE SEMINAR - Join Jim Kenny on April 1 for the Game Theory, Leadership, and Tactics:  How Top Managers Drive Growth! 

2020 – Chess, Backgammon, Poker, Probability, Decision Making, and Execution! What do all of these items have to do with developing and implementing a sound strategy for your 3PL? The answer is that they mirror your daily operation. Each day you and your team enter a competition and face risk, uncertainty, unknowns, and must execute better than the competition in order to grow your business. Come learn how top COO’s, Sales Manager's and other leaders develop sound habits to execute critical decisions based on game theory and probability. 


Industry News and Advocacy

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the first half of January 2020. 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 January 2020 New Members

Click here to view the January 2020 Candidates

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


Formula One racing is arguably the most data-driven sport that exists. Cars are equipped with approximately 150 sensors that generate around 2,000 data points per minute – including tire performance, weather, track temperatures, steering and braking patterns, lap times, throttle inputs, and more. That amounts to approximately four terabytes of data per car, per race. All this data is used to drive fast decision-making on the track where every second counts.

On Dec. 18, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice in the Federal Register and requests public comments on the Beyond Compliance program. The FAST Act requires FMCSA to allow recognition, including credit or an improved Safety Measurement System (SMS) percentile, for motor carriers that: (1) Install advanced safety equipment; (2) Use enhanced driver fitness measures; (3) Adopt fleet safety management tools, technologies, and programs; or (4) Satisfy other standards determined appropriate by the Administrator.

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


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. 

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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Webinar Price:
Member Price: $295 | Non-Member Price: $395

Join us as Joel McGinley, Managing Director of Hubtek, explores key issues that will shape the business environment in 2020. During this three-day webinar series, Joel will provide strategies to upgrade your technology, tips on how to deal with talent shortages throughout the brokerage industry, and business process automation tactics to help you navigate these uncertain waters for your business throughout the year.

January 7-9, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST (Each Afternoon)

January 7, 2020
Technology Strategies & Types of Technology That Are Shaping the Industry

January 8, 2020
How to Deal with Talent Shortages Plaguing the Industry & Economy as a Whole

January 9, 2020
Business Process Automation & Plans Needed to Get More Out of Your Business This Year

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The marketing world is abuzz with the art of storytelling because stories sell. Human beings are hardwired for story, and that’s why you don’t want to miss this 30-minute webinar. Presented by David Abell and Dallas Racklin, we’ll teach you how to tell the right story for your logistics customers. Attendees will be provided with a fail-proof framework to create a simple story that will revolutionize your marketing strategy, a story that will help you create a website, sales copy, email campaigns, and continuing content.

2-3 PM EST
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Presented by David Abell and Dallas Racklin

Click Here to Register

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
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.

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