March 3, 2020
Logistics Weekly
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Did You Know that incorporating the CTB into your employee development and training plans expresses an investment in your team and a service commitment to your customers? Sign up now for the CTB course that began Jan. 6, 2020. The online exam will be administered on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Industry News and Advocacy

Van carriers may be glad to see February recede in the rearview, as rates and volume slid lower for the first few weeks of the month in a typical winter slump. As of last week, however, rates seemed to have hit a plateau, and truckload volumes were starting to pick up. But the much-anticipated spring recovery may be delayed or canceled, due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on supply chains worldwide. 

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

Click here to view the March 2020 Candidates

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

HubTran
Registry Monitoring Insurance Svcs., Inc.
TriumphPay
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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Education

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.

Brokers’ margins are under attack. New entrants, new investment, and new technology are leading to fiercer competition on all sides. That’s why brokers are increasingly turning to automation to find ways to streamline operations, eliminate inefficiency, and protect their margins. 

In this FREE webinar, you’ll learn how automating your processes for handling rate confirmations and carrier invoices can eliminate paper, inefficiency and costly delays. Now is the time for brokers to use technology to increase back-office productivity, put in scalable processes, and gain a stronger grasp on their company’s financial standing.

Included Topics: 

  • Increasing productivity by eliminating data entry, screen switching and manual work.
  • Best practices for implementing workflow automation and paperless solutions.
  • Ways to relieve costly bottlenecks, disputes and billing delays.


Thursday, March 5
3:00 PM EST

Register Here

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software

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

  

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. 

Meetings

The TIA 2020 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition will feature 10+ networking sessions and opportunities, providing attendees with the chance to forge new relationships and grow existing friendships with industry peers from across the country. Register now!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1: Golf Outing | Newcomer's Orientation | Small Company Networking | Welcome Reception | Truckstop.com Party

THURSDAY, APRIL 2: Intermodal Luncheon – High Noon in Austin | Networking Lunch | Women in Logistics Lunch | An Evening in the Heart of Texas (Presented by TriumphPay)

FRIDAY, APRIL 3: The Grand Slam (Presented by DAT iQ)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: Networking Lunch | Young Executives Lunch | Closing Reception & Dinner

 
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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.

TIA Services - Discounted Business Solutions

Nextep is excited to offer Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Members a discounted Professional Employer Organization (PEO) service.

We provide comprehensive HR, benefits, payroll, and risk & compliance solutions. Nextep gives you access to big-company benefits, accurate payroll, best-in-class technology, and friendly HR experts. We help you do what you do best: run your business.

To help us get to know you a little better and how we can best serve your business needs, please take a moment to fill out the five-question survey.

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to provide exceptional service and elevate the employment experience for you and your employees!

For more information regarding this and other TIA Advantage Programs, please contact Wendy Emerson at emerson@tianet.org.