January 21, 2020
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Did You Know 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 2018.

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Early Bird Registration for the TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition Is Available Now!

Join More than 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.

Register Today for the TIAFoundation Golf Outing Sponsored by Truckstop.com

Please join us for a day of friendly golf competition to benefit the TIAFoundation and build relationships on Wednesday, April 1. Registration is $325 and club rental is $75. Yes, we will be selling mulligans!

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Industry News and Advocacy

On Monday, January 20, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released their 2020 guidance on the transportation of lithium batteries. This guidance document is based on the provisions set out in the 2019-2020 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Technical Instructions) and the 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).

Last week we saw that the median starting salary for carrier sales varied from a low of $30k in Florida to a high of $43k in California, but how does the picture change when we include incentive pay? What about if we consider experience? Have a look!

Click here to view the January 2020 New Members

Click here to view the January 2020 Candidates

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the month of January. 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.

Van and reefer rates have peaked late in the fourth quarter in recent years, thanks to the impact of e-commerce. Flatbed freight, however, has been relatively unaffected by retail and consumer trends.

On January 20, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) will begin a new campaign to increase our political influence on Capitol Hill by educating Congress on the importance of the 3PL industry and advocating on behalf of our legislative goals, powered by small-dollar donations from employees in the 3PL industry. We are calling this the $20 in 2020 Campaign.

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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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Take your intermodal knowledge to the next level with TIA’s Advanced Intermodal Course! This course, developed by a team of intermodal experts, consists of four learning modules and a final exam designed to teach you about the following topics:

  • Storage, driver, chassis, and weight charges
  • The role of technology in invoicing, tracking, and automation
  • The rules and regulations regarding product protection and transloading
  • Detailed information on reduced rate transport and filing claims

Member: $400 | Non-Member: $525

The course is available in a bundle with the Intro to Intermodal Course to members for $700: Bundle Registration

Please contact education@tianet.org for a discount if you have already purchased the Intro to Intermodal Course.

Click Here to Register

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Member Resources

The TIA Advantage Program continues to focus on designed discounted solutions as a feature of membership to drive additional value and support for our membership.

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is excited to introduce discounted PEO services through Nextep, Inc., a certified professional employer organization (CPEO)* that provides comprehensive HR, benefits, payroll, and risk & compliance solutions. Nextep’s PEO services provide access to big-company benefits, accurate payroll, best-in-class technology, and their friendly HR experts.

Nextep offers a full range of services to every size of business and can tailor a plan to fit your specific needs. Nextep knows there are a lot of options to choose from, so they put together a selection of services that have helped smaller, medium, and larger businesses grow and be successful.

Why A PEO?
PEOs are proven to help businesses survive and thrive in today’s constantly changing market. 

Nextep helps you do what you do best: run your business!

For more information regarding this and other TIA Advantage Program, please contact info@tianet.org.

*The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations, please visit www.IRS.gov.

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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.

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