March 9, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that TIA President & CEO Anne Reinke will be a joining a special webinar on March 17 with Women In Trucking? In addition to Anne, “Women at the Helm: How Women in Leadership Shape Better Outcomes During Times of Crisis” will feature Sarah Ruffcorn, President of Trinity Logistics; Jennifer Braun, Vice President of Kansas City Operations for Trinity Logistics; and a member from the Professional Driver community, as they discuss their experiences and opportunities to lead during a global pandemic and more! 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

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

Polaris Transportation Group
Meetings

Join us on May 11 at 1:45 PM ET during the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference for "Do You Know Where Your Data Is Living?" and gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of recovery planning and business continuity for 3PLs.

As your logistics company or 3PL grows, so can the complexity of your data landscape. What is important and how do you protect it? From remote workers to application sprawl, learn how to combat problems that can impact your company’s ability to recover from a disaster.

 During this session, attendees will outline the risks your company may have and discuss methods to bring management, IT, and other departments together to protect your organization from data loss and downtime.

 

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

TIA's Second Trimester 2021 CTB Online Course opens on May 3! 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 August, 21, 2021. Register now!

 

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) have you stumped? TIA's LTL course has you covered. Developed by leading transportation & freight brokerage professionals with extensive LTL experience, this online, on-demand course consists of four (4) modules + final exam. 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 the TIA Education Team at education@tianet.org.

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
McLeod Software
Member Resources

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.