March 10, 2020
Logistics Weekly
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Did You Know in the May 2019 "What Are You Reading?" survey, TIA's flagship magazine, 3PL Perspectives, was ranked #1 among Brokers for printed materials? Magazine articles are written by a variety of 3PL industry leaders (including TIA members) and serves as the core of the magazine’s content, making it a great channel for you to extend your reach to all TIA members. Are you interested in contributing an article to 3PL Perspectives? Contact communications@tianet.org for more information.

Industry News and Advocacy

Got hand sanitizer? Canned soup? What about toilet paper? No? Well, get in line. Literally. Costco is one of the chains that has enjoyed high traffic in recent weeks, as consumers wait in long lines to purchase emergency supplies. Individual stores have started to limit the number of popular items that each shopper can take home, while the chain continuously replenishes stocks of bottled water, cleaning products, tissues, paper towels, and shelf-stable foods, according to a report in Forbes magazine.

On March 5, 2020, Congressman Mike Bost (R-12th/IL) and Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-2nd/MN) introduced the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 6104). The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act addresses the problem of limited safe truck parking by establishing a set-aside of existing federal highway transportation program dollars for a competitive grant program that states and other public entities may use to fund new truck parking projects. The set-aside amounts are calculated based on the relative shares of the four core highway programs.

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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.

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