February 9, 2021
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Did You Know that the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference will include a variety of learning opportunities and formats—including bite-sized learning labs, formal panel discussions, topic-specific roundtables, and mainstage sessions? The program is designed to provide attendees with critical updates on developments and trends impacting the 3PL and transportation sectors, all within a four-hour window across three days. Learn more or register now!

Make Payments Fast and Easy
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

Thank you for being part of the TIA community in 2020. We hope you find your membership valuable and, that you will renew today. Please note, memberships expired on December 31, 2020, and access to resources and benefits will be restricted as of March 1, 2021 for companies who do not renew their membership for 2021. 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. An up-to-date member profile helps 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.

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

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

Learn from the best in the industry with TIA's New Broker Course. Developed by the 3PL industry's leading brokers and associates—not just one person’s or company’s opinion. The New Broker Course from TIA Is the perfect introductory course for anyone wishing to learn about the brokerage industry.

 

TIA Members have grown their businesses from small start-ups to mulit-billion-dollar companies. These are the men and women who invented the 3PL industry and are the ones who wrote this Independent Contractor Course. Take advantage of their 30+ years of 3PL experience and knowledge. Register today!

 

 

The meaning of ethics can be hard to pin down and harder still to define with precision. Developed by Dr. John Drea, TIA's Ethics in Transportation Brokerage Course is the only course focused specifically on current ethical issues impacting 3PLs.

 

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

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
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