April 27, 2021
Logistics Weekly
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Did You Know that TIA just launched its new Sales & Marketing 201 advanced training bundle? Featuring engaging instructor-led sessions delivered by John Drea, DBA and Jim Kenny, Ph.D. – two of the freight brokerage industry’s leading sales and marketing experts – these advanced sales and marketing trainings are intended for those who have previously completed the PSSC and/or MTBS online courses, as well as those looking to take their sales and marketing to the next level. Learn more!

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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

With online, subscription services like Netflix, Spotify, Google Business and others becoming mainstays in our lives, the logical next step is considering subscription, cloud-based tools for your business. But what exactly does such a move mean for your brokerage or 3PL? If you have been considering moving your operations to the cloud, join us for a deep dive into the nuances of cloud hosting such as service expectations, the importance of redundancy and recovery, and considerations around connectivity.

Join us at the TIA 2021 Capital Ideas Conference for Understanding a Move to the Cloud on May 13 at 1:15 PM ET as they introduce some cloud-based tools that could enhance your brokerage. 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

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 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.

 

 

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!

 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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