April 28, 2020
Logistics Weekly
In this issue...

Did You Know TIA has launched a brand new members-only podcast focused on TIA’s government affairs and advocacy efforts? The TIA Delivers Advocacy Insights Podcast  has been developed to cater to active TIA Members,providing industry updates and insights on all of TIA's current lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. In the first episode, we hear from Chris Burroughs, TIA's Vice President of Government Affairs, who discusses the importance of government affairs to both the association and the 3PL community. Throughout the episode, Chris highlights the different ways advocacy interacts with Congressional members to move 3PL-beneficial legislation. Listen Now!

Industry News and Advocacy

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has become the center of the U.S. business world in the past month, thrust into the limelight by the CARES Act—the sweeping bi-partisan, Phase III legislation used to jump-start the economy following a record-breaking slump as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Contrary to popular belief here in Washington, D.C., most individuals do not like interacting with the Federal government. This sentiment quickly changed from not liking to interact to needing to interact. The country finds itself waging a war against COVID-19 on two fronts—the health of the people and the health of the economy, each of which requires different strategies and approaches required to heal and rejuvenate.

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made the following announcement: The purpose of this email is to inform you of changes for how registrants will use their USDOT Number and MC/MX Docket Number Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) to access FMCSA Systems, and to request your assistance in getting the word out. 

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The TIA Delivers Advocacy Insights Podcast is more than just an update on the efforts of Chris and Scott on Capitol Hill. It also provides TIA Members with valuable information on how they can successfully advocate on behalf of their own business, TIA, and the 3PL industry.

From insights on effectively communicating with congressional offices to distinguishing between permissible and impermissible activities while lobbying, the Advocacy Insights Podcast provides TIA Members with the information and tools they need to become an advocacy wonk—regardless of whether they’re inside or outside the Beltway! Listen to Episode 1 Today!

Make sure your employees receive critical industry news and updates—such as TIA's Logistics Weekly—to keep your company healthy in these challenging times. Please contact membership@tianet.org with a list of employees in your company to ensure that everyone benefits from their TIA Membership and has immediate access to crucial TIA resources. You may also login to the website at www.tianet.org to update your staff listing. 

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Education

Financial management can be a challenge for any company, big or small. With the new TIA Finance 101 course, you'll be able to define key financial terms to provide information on financial matters, understand the importance of credit, receivables, payables, gross and net sales.

  • Invest a small amount of time to have a big impact on your bottom line
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The Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report is now available! This subscription service includes, rolling eight-quarter trends and fuel price comparisons, and allows 3PLs and industry observers to view how the industry is performing as well as to compare their business to companies of a similar size. Each report also includes a summary by TIA Chief Economist, Noël Perry.

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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.

 

“The CTB study course will unquestionably help further your career as a transportation broker and will increase your knowledge of the industry dramatically. I would recommend that anyone who is looking to be a leader or just improve as a broker take this course. It is worth every penny!”

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If you have any questions, please contact Sean Tucker, TIA Education Manager, at tucker@tianet.org.

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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 education@tianet.org 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. 

Member News

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. Be sure to check out the latest additions to the library, including the recently updated Carrier Selection Framework and Framework to Combat Fraud.

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.

Meetings

TIA has officially rescheduled the 2020 Policy Forum to September 29-30 and transferred all registrations to the new dates. Join us at the JW Marriott Washington for another year of making your voice heard. For the latest details and answers to questions regarding registrations, accommodations, and more, please visit our Policy Forum Page.

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

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

 
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