February 2, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference will now be delivered 100% virtually? Taking place May 11-13, the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference will include 20+ hours of virtual content across 3 days, featuring keynotes, general sessions, panel sessions, learning labs, and networking opportunities. Additionally, all attendees will have on-demand access to all sessions for one year after the event. Learn more or register now!

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COMFREIGHT®
What if you could automate carrier payments, offer quick pay and automate dealing with factors? What if you could get your margin advanced on a load only when you want or need to without heavy recourse or the terms of traditional factoring or financing? And even eliminate most of your time spent following up with shippers for payment? Now you can... 
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Member News

Be sure to tune in to the FreightWaves Midday Market Update Podcast this Thursday at 12:30 PM ET to hear an interview with TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke.

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. Don’t miss out! Renew Today!

Now is the perfect time to visit your TIA profile to make sure we have the right information about your company. Your member profile is connected to TIA's Membership Directory & Resource Guide and our Online Directory and Buyers' Guide, so an up-to-date member profile will help others find your company more easily.

Only 80 tickets remain for the TIAPAC 2021 Shotgun Raffle. Act now to get your ticket. Learn more about this incredible opportunity to support TIAPAC.

Please note that TIA has begun utilizing the PropFuel online platform for some of its member outreach efforts. Emails from PropFuel on TIA’s behalf are valid and legitimate emails. If you have any questions, please contact membership@tianet.org.

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.

Meetings

A 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, delivered virtually May 11-13, 2021!

Taking place May 11-13, the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference will include 20+ hours of virtual content across three days, featuring keynotes, general sessions, panel sessions, learning labs and networking opportunities. Additionally, all attendees will have on-demand access to all sessions for one year after the event. Learn more or register now!

 

 

Why 3PLs Need to Automate Their Back-Office
HubTran®
Automating your complex manual invoice management process increases your competitiveness as a 3PL or freight broker. Automating with HubTran allows you to improve your relationships with carriers, eliminate errors, decrease your days to cash and reduce the amount you spend on your back office – making your business more profitable. 
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Industry News and Advocacy

View the February 2021 New Members

View the February 2021 Candidates

Please take a few minutes to review the list of TIA Member Candidates for February. 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 membership@tianet.org or call 703.299.5700.

We have heard from many members about states assessing taxes on transactions within those states based on 1099s issued to carriers within those states. Upon review, our attorneys have reported the following:

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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Education

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!

 

TIA's First Trimester 2021 CTB Online Course is now open! Take your 3PL career to the next level with the industry’s highest professional designation, the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB). By earning your CTB, it shows that you have the knowledge base, professional integrity, and professional commitment that elevates you above your industry peers—resulting in increased recognition. Note the online exam will be held April 24, 2021. Register now!

 

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. 

 

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