March 31, 2020
Logistics Weekly

As previously reported, the 2020 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition has officially been postponed, but we're thrilled to announce it has been rescheduled for August 19-22.

Still in Austin. Same Hotel. Same Educational Sessions. Same Exhibitors. Same Sponsors. Same Experience. Just a Different Time.

For the latest details and answers to questions regarding registrations, refunds, accommodations, sponsorships, and more, please visit our Capital Ideas Conference Updates Page.

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Transport Canada released guidance similar to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from last week. There are a few differences to be aware of, including a requirement to make sure the BOL states the load is for emergency relief and a requirement that carriers notify their specific provisions HOS director of their plan to operate under this emergency declaration.

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a draft poster that employers will be required to distribute to their employees, which outlines the requirements of the new family medical leave act and sick leave provisions.

Industry News and Advocacy

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is in the midst of amending the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) regulation. Specific to 3PLs, there are two amendments that CARB seeks to implement. First, CARB would like to amend the definitions of the regulation to include “Freight Contractor” and amend the requirements for vehicle owners and truck drivers to carry with them shipping documentation that includes the freight brokerage information.

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for the first half of April 2020. If you have any information as to 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 April 2020 New Members

Click Here to View the April 2020 Candidates

If you have any questions or objections, please contact or call 703.299.5700.

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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Better decisions lead to increased margin capture. Incorporating TIA’s Certified Transportation Broker (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 Q2 CTB course that began on March 30! The online exam will be administered on June 27, 2020. 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

Carriers and brokers have many options for managing their payment process. To understand the key drivers behind these preferences, TriumphPay partnered with FreightWaves to conduct an in-depth survey.

The survey yielded insights about what carriers consider when deciding how to manage their payments while also providing information about brokers’ payment terms, internal processes and the overall payment experience.

In This Free Webinar, We’ll Discuss:

  • What carriers expect from their payment experience
  • How carriers prefer to get paid and why
  • How brokers prefer to pay their carriers
  • What 3PLs and brokers can do to improve the overall payment experience

DATE: April 8, 2020

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET


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Member Resources

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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You may be surprised to know that there is a modern parallel between today’s dating apps and new technology for the freight industry.

In this free webinar, we’ll demonstrate how brokers connect and build relationships with more quality carriers and their drivers. Using new technology can help you stay ahead of the curve while building better relationships where it counts.

In this free webinar, Doug Schrier, Transflo's Vice President of Product & Innovation, will cover the major implications that new and innovative technology is having in the 3PL industry.

DATE: April 14, 2020

TIME: 3:00 PM ET


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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; and
  • 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 for a discount if you have already purchased the Intro to Intermodal Course.

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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.