February 4, 2020
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know that TIA Memberships expired on December 31, 2019. If you have not yet renewed, we have extended your membership benefits for a short period of time. Your membership—and access to TIA’s members-only benefits and discounts—will now expire on March 1, 2020. To renew your membership today, simply login to the TIA website, give us a call +1.703.299.5700 or email us at membership@tianet.org. Thank you for renewing your TIA Membership!


2020 Capital Ideas Conference: Offers Unlimited Networking Opportunities

Connect with your colleagues at more than 10 varied and unique networking activities, including:

  • Play golf at Fazio Canyons Course, recently ranked #1 Top Texas Tour Venues That You Can Play by Golf.com.
  • New this year!  Participate in the Inaugural Step Challenge, an opportunity for all attendees to burn those calories while raising money for a worthy cause.
  • Renew your friendships and forge new partnerships at events ranging from the Welcome Reception to the Late Night Networking Parties to the Young Executives Lunch. 

The 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is the only conference built just for third-party logistics providers.Learn more and register here.

Industry News and Advocacy

Recently, the House of Representatives Democratic Members released their framework that would invest $760 billion over five years to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, railways, airports, ports, inland waterways, wastewater and drinking water systems, brownfields and broadband.

The devasting outbreak of the coronavirus in China has already claimed more than 420 lives, most of which are Chinese nationals, but as the virus spreads throughout the region and globally, nations are preparing for the worst. There have already been 11 confirmed cases in the United States. This has led to increased travel restrictions between the U.S. and China, and could potentially have major impacts on the free-flowing movement of goods between the two nations (and logistics companies).

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

Click here to view the February 2020 Candidates

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

This role, commonly called “Cradle-to-Grave” is less common than it used to be, but it still presents some interesting variations when considering pay rates for “brokers” across the country.

February can be a tough month for transportation companies. Rates on many lanes hit their lowest points of the year during this stretch of winter, and prices were definitely trending downward to close January.

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Please Contact TIA at membership@tianet.org to Receive Your Access Code.


Register 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 industry 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. For more information about TIA Advantage, please click here or contact Wendy Emerson at emerson@tianet.org.

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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