May 25, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that TIA and the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) just released a new whitepaper? Available for free, The Age of Amazon: Why 3PLs & Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Must Draw Closer whitepaper points to four areas where last-mile delivery companies and 3PLs have worked together to meet the increasing demands of consumers. The whitepaper also draws on the expertise of industry analysts and members of both associations to identify a number of additional facts about the supply chain that can help grow your business. Get your free copy today!

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Meetings

Join fellow TIA Members in helping shape the future of the industry in the nation's capital at the 2021 TIA 3PL Policy Forum September 28-29, 2021. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of the 3PL industry featuring in-person and virtual registration options. Make sure to register today!

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Industry News and Advocacy

SANDAG and Caltrans are conducting a survey of prominent companies that operate in the San Diego-Tijuana-Tecate region about their experiences with cross-border trade.

The survey is part of the ongoing planning process for the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry, which will be opening soon. Participation will give you the opportunity to provide recommendations for improvements to border crossing operations as this important regional project is being planned. All information provided will be completely confidential and used for planning purposes only.

Please consider sharing the survey with personnel in your company or professional colleagues at other firms whose input you think would be relevant and useful.

TIA is excited to announce that Federal Maritime Commissioner (FMC) Carl Bentzel will be joining the TIA
Airfreight and International Conference Committee as a guest speaker. Commissioner Bentzel will present
on a litany of items pertaining to our membership.

 

Federal Maritime Commissionar Carl Bentzel

This will be the first call of the combined Airfreight and International Logistics Conference Committee.

Commissioner Bentzel will speak about the role of FMC in the global economy and will specifically touch on
issues surrounding the LA/Long Beach Port Congestion, detention and demurrage, and a variety of other
issues that impact TIA Members.

This is just another example of putting members in front of decision makers and being able to ask
questions that impact your business and livelihood directly. We hope that not only members of the
Conference Committee will join, but also those who thought about these industry sectors as an addition to their business. Details will be rolled out soon, but the event will take place on Thursday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM EST.

If you would like to join the call, please contact Scott Marks at marks@tianet.org.

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Education

Join TIA beginning Tuesday, June 15 for our latest Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT), Strategy, Execution & Measurement: Marketing Freight Brokerage Services in 2021.

The past year has seen several disrupting forces – from COVID-19 to technological advancements and legislation – that have created chaos in the marketplace. With chaos, however, comes opportunity, and this is your opportunity to evaluate your current marketing efforts and learn how to position and align your business to thrive in the coming years.

This four-day virtual instructor-led training is presented by John Drea, DBA, Professor of Business at Illinois College, and the creator of TIA’s Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services online course.

DATES: June 15, 17, 22 & 24 at 2:00 PM ET

 

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. 

 

Take your intermodal knowledge to the next level with TIA’s Intermodal Bundle! This bundle consists of 12 learning modules across the Intro to Intermodal and Advanced Intermodal courses. This course bundle includes both the Intro to Intermodal Course and Advanced Intermodal Course. TIA Members save $100 compared to buying each course individually.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the TIA Education Team at education@tianet.org.

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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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