August 4, 2020
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know The TIA 2020 Virtual Policy Forum is an EXCLUSIVE virtual two-day MEMBERS-ONLY event featuring virtual one-on-one meetings with Members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill, as well as high-level briefings and exclusive networking opportunities

Attending this virtual event is the most effective way for you to increase awareness and educate Members of Congress, congressional staff, and regulatory agency officials on the issues affecting the 3PL industry—and your business. Register now for the TIA 2020 Virtual Policy Forum, taking place September 30 - October 1, 2020, with free registration for TIA Members.

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Member News

Charles McAlpin, President & CEO of McAlpin Company, passed away in late May. McAlpin was a long-time TIA Member and was the recipient of the 2020 TIA Heritage Award. His career in the transportation industry spanned more than 50 years, including being a charter member of TBCA, which would go on to become TIA in 1978.

“We celebrate the life of Charles McAlpin, while our prayers are with the McAlpin family for their loss,” said TIA Interim President & CEO Doug Clark. “Charlie’s influence on TIA and the industry is foundational and continuing. He truly encompassed everything we look for in recipients of the Heritage Award, and we will always remember him.”

McAlpin certainly left a long-standing mark on the world and the transportation industry. His son, Joe McAlpin, has followed in his footsteps as President & CEO of Infinity Software Solutions and as a proud TIA Member as well.

John J. Jerue, founder of the transportation and logistics company John J. Jerue Truck Broker, passed away last month just a few days from his 95th birthday. John J. Jerue Truck Broker has been a long-standing TIA Member, with many successful subsidiary and branch companies. The companies secure $350 million in annual sales.

"John’s legacy will continue, as TIA will always remember this industry champion,” said TIA Interim President & CEO Doug Clark. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Jerue was able to reach bounds of success throughout his lifetime, and we will always cherish all the time we had with him.” 

John J. Jerue Truck Broker is currently led by Jeff Jerue, John’s son. We share our condolences and hope for the absolute best for John J. Jerue Truck Broker. 

Tim Vogt, CTB, unexpectedly passed away last month at the age of 31. Vogt served as the Vice President & Head of Operations with TIA Member Agriculture Logistics in Dunkirk, NY.

“We are truly saddened to learn of Tim’s passing,” said TIA Interim President & CEO Doug Clark. “He dedicated his livelihood to this industry, and we were so lucky to have someone as dedicated as Tim as a member of our Association. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Vogt earned his Certified Transportation Broker in 2016 and was dedicated to the 3PL and transportation industry. 

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.


Whether you are a seasoned veteran to the 2020 TIA Virtual 3PL Policy Forum or a potential first-time attendee, join fellow TIA Members in helping shape the future of the industry in the nation's capital.

The 2020 Virtual Policy Forum will be held virtually over the course of two days, September 30 & October 1, 2020. This virtual forum will be compromised of high-level agency briefings and congressional meetings with Members of Congress and their staffs. Complimentary registration available for all TIA Members. Register Today!

We live in a day and age centered around digitalization. The business order entry process is no different, in which the conversation centers around real-world examples of digitizing the order, and how resources and procedures have been adjusted to leverage the available technology. Join us November 19-20, where the 3PL community gathers for high-level engagement on data-driven decision making and pressing technology challenges. Register Today!

For those interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 3PL Technovations Conference, taking place November 19-20 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, please contact Valerie Sumner

Industry News and Advocacy

Click Here to View the August 2020 New Members

Click Here to View the August 2020 Candidates

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for August. 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 Candidate.

If you have any questions or objections please contact by e-mail at or call 703.299.5700.

TIA needs your voice! We are collecting crucial data from our members to enhance TIA’s overall membership experience. Your support and feedback are greatly encouraged and will directly impact TIA’s plans for the coming year. 

As the main point of contact for your organization, we ask that you complete this brief 3-5 minute survey. If you are not the MPC or the MPC has changed, please contact, so we can modify your account.

Again, this is a great opportunity to influence the association and your future membership experience quickly and easily. All information is confidential to TIA and will not be shared outside of TIA. 

Thank you in advance; we value your feedback and participation!

As TIA's Airfreight Logistics Conference continues to look for ways to increase awareness and develop resources for TIA Members to enter the airfreight logistics industry, the Conference Committee is excited to announce that representatives from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be making a presentation and answering all your questions! This is a great time to utilize this resource, expand your knowledge of the industry, grow your company, and get more involved with TIA.

On July 27, 2020, Senate Republicans, in piecemeal fashion, released legislative text to the public which is being called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The legislation is the latest response to both House Democrats and the public as the country continues to fight a multi-front battle and businesses struggle with the pandemic fallout. This economic crisis has millions out of work and an education system in limbo with no systematic response for reopening schools.

Please note, this language is tentative and could be much different than what ends up on President Trump’s desk. TIA Government Affairs will continue to monitor the developments.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to TIA Government Affairs at

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As TIA's International Logistics Conference works to stay ahead of the curve on the changing landscape as a result of the shift from NAFTA to the USMCA trade deal and cross-border transportation, the upcoming quarterly virtual call will be focusing on this important topic. Additionally, the Conference Committee will use this time to show the benefits of joining this Conference Committee and the ways you can leverage your TIA membership as a resource for your business.


TIA just launched our new National Apprenticeship Program in partnership with FASTPORT! This program is designed to help TIA Members hire and retain talent through a nationally recognized apprenticeship program through the U.S. Department of Labor.


Learn from the best in the industry with TIA's New Broker Course (NBC)! TIA members have grown their businesses from small start-ups to very successful multi-billion dollar companies, so take advantage of their 30+ years of experience and knowledge to help start your own 3PL. This course has been recently updated with new content and videos!

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Tucker, TIA Education Manager, at

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