August 25, 2020
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Did You Know  TIA is proud to celebrate and recognize TIA Member Milestones? Since our inception in 1978, TIA has been dedicated to helping 3PLs manage and grow their businesses by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to succeed. Our own success during this time would not be possible without the commitment of our members. Watch the tribute video highlighting milestone anniversaries for more than 30 TIA Members!

Higher Brokerage Profits Seen With Better And Cheaper Technology
InMotion Global, Inc.
96% of TIA brokers surveyed say that adopting brokerage technology like AscendTMS, TriumphPay, TransFlo, and FourKites is quickly helping them to eliminate labor costs – and thus raise their profit margins. The brokers and 3PL’s leveraging this modern technology are also growing at a faster rate than those resisting it for a variety of reasons, including better access to shippers, better customer service, and a stickier carrier base.
 
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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.

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Meetings

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 vsumner@vrsevents.com.

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TriumphPay

On Monday, August 10, a Superior Court Judge in California ruled that drivers of Uber and Lyft must be classified as employees, essentially giving the companies 10 days to make the necessary changes and abide with AB5. This was obviously a key blow to the company’s efforts to push back on the notorious AB5 Bill, that became state law a little more than seven months ago, that attacks the independent contractor model. The companies have been arguing that they are technology companies rather than transportation companies and because of that, their drivers are not core to their platforms. The battle is far from over and will ultimately head to a lengthy appeals process.

Industry News and Advocacy

Starting August 13, 2020, members are no longer able to both enter into contracts for service with the government and have in their operations what are called “covered telecommunications.” Member companies must begin now to certify that their internal processes do not contain any one of a multitude of malicious Chinese companies. This regulation comes from legislation that passed in 2018, H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain NDAA, specifically section 889 parts (A) and (B).

Education
 

The New Broker Course has been updated with more information, relevant brokering scenarios and includes a revamped finance module. This course has been reviewed by top brokers and is designed to guide those new to the industry from idea to implementation.

 


The Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Program offers graduates the highest certification that exsists in the industry, and is the most widely recognized designation among 3PLs. Earn your CTB and be recognized industry wide.

 

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

If you want the best course to make you a successful independent contractor, learn from the best in the industry with our Independent Contractor Course. TIA Members have grown their businesses from small start-ups to very successful multi-billion-dollar companies. Take advantage of their 30+ years of experience and knowledge. These are the people who invented the freight brokering industry and these are the people who wrote this course.
Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software