February 16, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference will feature LIVE sessions each morning and afternoon? Join us May 11-13 for this incredible virtual event and get the inside scoop on Transport Topics’ 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies and market update, presented LIVE by Seth Clevenger, Managing Editor of Features for Transport Topics. See how North America’s largest 3PL providers stack up against their peers, and learn more about how these companies are shaping the future of freight transportation. Learn more or register now!

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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 that 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.

Less than 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 us for the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference and get the inside scoop on Transport Topics’ 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies and market update, presented LIVE by Seth Clevenger, Managing Editor of Features for Transport Topics.

See how North America’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers stack up against their peers, and learn more about how these companies are shaping the future of freight transportation. You will also get a detailed look at the biggest companies in each segment of the 3PL industry, including freight brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, and dedicated contract carriage.

The TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference is the only event specifically designed for the brokerage-based 3PL industry. Registration is currently available for the event taking place May 11-13, 2021, exclusively online.

 

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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:

On February 9, 2021, The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, had its second hearing of the 117th Congress. The hearing featured expert witnesses from the four major components of the maritime system. These components include, U.S. Domestic ships (covered under Jones Act), U.S. International fleets, the port authorities and ship builders.

February 8, 2021: This week Democrats, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, rolled out their “CARES 3.0” COVID-19 relief package. A $1.9 trillion package that encompasses multiple industry sectors and includes personal and business stimulus. The House is set to vote the week of February 22.

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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Education

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. 

 

The Temperature Control Transport Course is geared toward individuals looking to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in transferring perishable loads. The course covers important topics such as industry characteristics, heat and trailer conditions, impact of packaging, loading of perishable products and inspections.

 

The newest version of Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services (MTBS) is now available! Don’t miss out on the updated content, videos, and interactive segments in this revamped course.

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 the TIA Education Team at education@tianet.org.

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