September 8, 2020
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know  that more than 2,700 brokers have earned their Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) designation, and 290 companies have at least one employee with a CTB plaque in their office? You could be the next to earn your CTB and set yourself apart by creating a culture of excellence within your organization.  Register now for the Q4 CTB Course and exam, which begins Monday, September 29.

Higher Brokerage Profits Seen With Better And Cheaper Technology
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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

The TIA 2020 Virtual Policy Forum is an EXCLUSIVE 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. JUST ANNOUNCED: Attendees will hear from Sarah Fagen, CEO of Deep Root Analytics, a frequent guest on the Sunday talk shows, who will provide attendees with an exclusive 2020 Election Outlook! Attendees will also hear from Noël Perry, TIA’s Chief Economist, who will provide an economic update and forecast. 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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February 12, 2014: President Barack Obama signs and issues Executive Order 13658. This order raises the wages of those individuals who are used to facilitate contracts with Government entities. This minimum wage was to be $10.10 at the time of the Executive order. 

Industry News and Advocacy

On September 3, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed pilot program and request for comments to allow commercial drivers to pause their 14-hour driving window. The Agency proposes a pilot program to allow temporary regulatory relief from the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) requirement that all driving by drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) be completed within 14 hours after coming on duty.

On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

Education

More than 2,700 brokers have earned their Certified Transportation Broker designation, and 290 companies have at least one employee with a CTB plaque in their office. You could be the next to earn your CTB and set yourself apart by creating a culture of excellence within your organization.  Register now for the Q4 CTB Course and exam, which begins Monday, September 29.

 


Take your intermodal knowledge to the next level with TIA’s Intermodal Course Bundle! These two courses, developed by a team of intermodal experts, consist of 12 learning modules and two final exams designed to teach you about domestic transport, rail systems, various charges, cross-border freight, marketing strategies and transloading.

 

 

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) have you stumped? The brand-new TIA LTL course has got you covered. This online, on-demand course consists of four modules and a final exam. You’ll learn how to define LTL and describe the types of LTL carriers, classify types of commodities and prohibited articles, recognize basic loss and damage claims and how to handle them, and recognize when it’s time to expand your services.

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

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