April 20, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that the April episode of the TIA Delivers Podcast is available now and features TIA’s Liz Hinkel sitting down with #TheFreightCoach Chris Jolly as they talk about how he became a coach after a 10-year career as a freight broker, and how those firsthand experiences allow him to help coach and guide 3PL professionals in their careers and businesses? Closing out the episode, Liz and Chris highlight the Carrier & Broker Communication: Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships session which he will moderate at next month’s TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference. Listen 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.

Polaris Transportation Group
Atlas Canada
Meetings

Shippers have come to realize the strengths that brokerages can bring to their transportation portfolio. Thanks to DAT for presenting The Anatomy of an RFP: Take the Guesswork Out of Bids. Join three experts for a conversation around the changing face of transportation procurement to include Annual RFPs, mini-bids, and everything in between. They will share best practices, pitfalls and approaches to successfully responding to shipper RFPs.

Join us at the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference for The Anatomy of an RFP: Take the Guesswork Out of Bids on May 11 at 1:15 PM ET as they walk through the best way to respond to reqests for proposals. Register today!

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

Join TIA beginning today for our latest Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT), Building the Best 3PL: Getting Your Org Structure & Compensation Plans Right Is Critical.

This four-day session will review some common freight broker compensation structures to examine how they are affected by external market economics in ways that are not always intended. We'll also review some simple changes to your existing compensation plans (whatever they are) that you can put into place quickly to reduce pay variations driven by non-performance based factors while at the same time ensuring you are able to retain, motivate and reward your best talent (as always).

VILT DATES:

April 20, 22, 27 & 29 @ 2 PM EST

 

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!

 

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!

  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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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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