April 13, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that TIA is hosting its April Member Benefit Webinar tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET focusing on the benefits of benchmarking? Join Mark Christos, Vice President of Transportation at Matson Logistics, as he provides insights on how market research can impact the way that your organization functions. Through the data collected by TIA Member Companies in TIA’s quarterly 3PL Market Report, attendees will see how they can measure their performance against others in the industry. Learn more or register now!

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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.

Polaris Transportation Group
Atlas Canada
Meetings

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are hot topics, the practical use of these approaches to solving business problems in transportation management is a very real thing right now. In this session, we will discuss how AI and Machine Learning are no longer just hype and are actively being applied by logistics companies to drive efficiencies. Join Evan Armstrong, Tony Wu, Barry Brookins, and Henry Sheldon at the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference for AI in Transportation - Current & Future on May 13 at 12:00 PM ET as they explore how AI can improve your bottom line. Register today!

 

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Why 3PLs Need to Automate Their Back-Office
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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
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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

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!

 

The 3PL Management Accelerator Program (3PLMAP) is the leading 3PL training platform for increasing revenue. This comprehensive training is geared toward both new and seasoned employees across all departments. Register today!

 

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.

 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.

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