February 18, 2020
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know that TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition early bird registration closes TOMORROW, February 19, 2020? Register now to receive your discounted registration fee before rates increase! Group discounts are also available if you register 2+ attendees. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org or call 703.299.5700 today!


The TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition offers attendees the 3PL intelligence to take your business to the next level, with 130+ educational sessions covering themes such as fundamentals, legal/claims, hot topics, business operations, modes and technology. Register now while early bird registration is still available. Don’t delay—registration rates will increase TOMORROW!

Already registered to attend? Don’t forget to add the TIA Golf Outing and Inaugural Step Challenge to your registration. Proceeds raised from the Golf Outing will benefit the TIA Foundation, while proceeds raised from the Step Challenge will be evenly distributed between Open Door Mission and the TIA Foundation. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org for more information!

Industry News and Advocacy

TIA members are hearing from their shipper and motor carrier customers that service interruptions as a result of protests are having residual effects on the movement of freight throughout Canada. There is a large, organized movement that has created blockades on strategic railway points in response to the Canadian government's plan to build a $5 billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation near Houston, British Columbia.

Click Here to View the February 2020 New Members

Click Here to View the February 2020 Candidates

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

Freight rates remain in their typical seasonal slump. We're now in that lull that occurs after the holidays, but before demand picks up again for spring produce and the beginning of construction season. Last week's rates declined for all three equipment types, but most declines were modest.

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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.

"As an HR professional working in the logistics industry, I have gained some understanding of the transportation and logistics world from my co-workers and being involved in the business. However, I never had the framework from the ground up—this course grew my knowledge immensely and gave me that foundation. It has increased my confidence to engage in conversations and it has earned me additional respect from my fellow logistics team members. I am very happy that I am now certified!"     – Erica Wertanen, CTB - Automated Logistics Systems

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

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
Member Resources

Mark your calendars and join TIA on Thursday, February 20 for the first installment of the TIA Services - Business Solutions Webinar Series. This is a members-only benefit as part of the TIA Advantage Program, which provides members with discounts on a range of products and services offered by some of the industry’s leading business solution providers.

This FREE webinar – Increasing High Liability Limit Exposures to 3PL’s Is Limiting Capacity & Profit – is presented by TripExcess.com and will examine three (3) key areas:

3PL Challenges & Exposure to Increased Limit Requirements by Shippers; Misconception of the Contingent Auto Liability Coverage; and Solutions to These Challenges

WEBINAR DATE: Thursday, February 20 | WEBINAR TIME: 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET | WEBINAR COST: Free

Click Here to Register Now!

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.

Do More Business. Take Less Risks.
Euler Hermes
There's a lot of uncertainty in the Transportation Industry. That's why Ardwin Freight, OTR Transportation, and 55,000 other businesses leverage Euler Hermes’ proprietary credit risk data. Learn how our data and risk experts can help you feel secure in extending more credit to current customers, or pursuing new customers that may have otherwise seemed too risky.
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