December 22, 2020
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know that registration is currently open for the 2021 Trimester 1 Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Online Course? With a revamped schedule for 2021, the CTB Online Course is now being offered in a trimester format, providing participants with an average of four additional weeks of study time to prepare for the exam. The Trimester 1 exam will be held April 24, 2021. Take your 3PL career to the next level with the CTB. Register today and get certified!

Member News

Your TIA Membership is valuable now more than ever with exclusive access to resources, tools, data, information, education, training and exclusive discounts as well as making sure you are represented on Capitol Hill. We are looking forward to serving you, and with your support, we will continue to be the leader and voice of the third-party logistics industry!

To renew your membership log into your TIA account, call 703-299-5700, or mail a check to:

Transportation Intermediaries Association
1625 Prince Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

TIA is primed to take even larger strides in advancing, protecting and strengthening your business in 2021.

Don’t miss out! Renew Today!


TIA's new Member Referral Program is designed to help grow TIA's membership and representation within the 3PL industry.

Each month, TIA will hold a drawing for rewards and prizes to those individuals who submitted completed referral forms for the previous month. We will also hold quarterly drawings for larger rewards and prizes, so keep the referrals coming to increase your chances of winning!


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.

From all of the staff at TIA, we hope that you have a wonderful Holiday Season and a joyful New Year!

Please note that the TIA offices will be closed at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 24, and reopen at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, January 4.

Staff will be checking emails to respond to urgent requests. All other emails will be responded to upon staff's return to the office. 

We are excited for the return of the weekly newsletter in the New Year!


A Hybrid Event Featuring In-Person & Virtual Conference Built Just for 3PLs

Join your friends and colleagues for an in-depth look at today’s issues confronting the 3PL industry at the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, April 7-10, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ and online!

TIA’s flagship event is the premier conference geared to third-party logistics providers. It is a once-a-year opportunity for you to engage with representatives throughout North America and abroad in one location. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to experience the industry's premier 3PL event. Select from more than 100 unbeatable 3PL educational sessions!

It’s what you know, who you know, and how you put it all together that gets you ahead, and that’s exactly what the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition is all about.

Click HERE to Register

Exhibit at #TIA2021CON

Don’t delay and lose the spot you want in the 2021 Exhibit Hall. The deadline for the second round of booth assignments has now passed, and booth assignments will now be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to reserve a booth today! If you have questions, contact

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View the December 2020 New Members

View the December 2020 Candidates

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for December. 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 email at or call 703.299.5700.

On December 20, 2020, the “Big Four” (House Speaker and Majority Leader, Senate Majority and Minority Leader) have secured a deal to give financial and economic relief to the American people. The package will include both economic relief and appropriations bill. The provisions included in this new true “CARES 2.0“ are aimed at the fallout from the coronavirus. This legislation will represent the second-largest economic rescue package in American history, behind the $1.8 trillion virus relief package (CARES 1.0) that was signed into law just nine months ago. Lastly, the legislation does not include liability protection. While TIA is disappointed in this provision not being in the final bill, there is still leverage on the table as state and local funding was also left out of the bill as a counter measure to liability relief.

On December 16, 2020, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Daniel B. Maffei urged leadership at the World Shipping Council to continue to balance trade among membership countries. This request comes as reports that ocean carriers are refusing the carriage of U.S. exports. The Commissioners noted that U.S. exporters should not bear the entire burden of volume fluctuations and surges in this unusual year for the industry and emphasized that “it is imperative that we strive for a balanced trade to keep our supply chain fully effective and efficient, while maintaining vital export opportunities for the U.S. agriculture and manufacturing bases.”

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We’re excited to announce the relaunch of the Partnership Selling in the Supply Chain (PSSC) online course, which has been completely revamped with all new content and videos. Designed to address the unique characteristics of selling in the 3PL industry, this online course combines a printed text with online assignments, study guides, videos and quizzes. With the PSSC Course from TIA, you’ll become a relationships expert—and the first call carriers and shippers make. 


Employee onboarding can be challenging + costly + time-consuming, but the New Employee Orientation Course from Transportation Intermediaries Association eases the burden, providing an overview of rules/regulations, business ethics, how to sell and more!



Interested in learning more about how to market your brokerage? Our Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services (MTBS) course can help! By investing a few hours of your time in this online self-study course, you can level up your marketing efforts with the help of industry expert Dr. John Drea. Create a deeper understanding of the strategic marketing approaches needed to promote your 3PL.


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

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