March 30, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that TIA’s April Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) beings April 20 and features compensation expert and long-time TIA partner Beth Carroll of Prosperio Group? During this four-part series, Building the Best 3PL: Getting Your Org Structure & Compensation Plans Right is Critical, Beth will review common freight broker compensation structures to examine how they are affected by external market economics. She will also explore ways the current climate is opening opportunities to make changes to compensation plans that might previously have felt were impossible, which changes are worth considering (and which are not), and how to best communicate these changes to your staff. 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

Now is the perfect time to visit your TIA profile to ensure 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 50 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
Atlas Canada
Meetings

Join us on May 11 at 1:15 PM ET during the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference for our newly announced session "Not Secure Enough: Managing Security Threats” featuring Ben Barnes of McLeod Software, Chuck Cook of RenovoData, and Glenn Patton of Roanoke Trade.

During this panel session, our industry experts will discuss causes of systems disruption, backup failure, system failure, how they educate employees on common types of cyber-attacks, their best practices for day-to-day systems administration, and how they developed Disaster Recovery Plans for the logistics vertical.

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.

 

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!

 

A broker’s Introduction to Intermodal Transportation was jointly developed by several of TIA’s railroad associate members and provides a general overview of the intermodal mode. This course is perfect for transportation and freight brokerage professionals looking to expand into intermodal services.

 

 

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.

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.

Protect shippers from threats—in real-time.
Loadsure Limited®
Relying on a carrier’s liability policy only creates a false sense of security—exceptions and limitations are the norm. Enter, Loadsure—the per-load, all-risk smart coverage that protects against acts of God, inside theft, and more—all in under a minute. With automated claims and full invoice value payments in minutes, Loadsure gives you instant peace-of-mind. Interested? We’re accepting freight broker applications for a limited time.
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