June 1, 2021
Logistics Weekly
Did you know...

Did You Know that June is TIA Member Appreciation Month and culminates in the celebration of the 3rd Annual National Logistics Day on June 28? Throughout the month, TIA will be highlighting the important role our members and the industry play in the supply chain and recognizing member companies celebrating milestone membership anniversaries of 25, 30, 35 and 40 years in 2021. We also have several exciting promotions available exclusively to TIA Members, so be sure to visit us online for more information!

Did You Also Know that TIA is hosting a FREE member-benefits webinar – If You’re Not Using Intermodal, You Should Be! – tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET? During this webinar, attendees will hear from a panel of intermodal experts (Kristy Knichel, Knichel Logistics | Shelli Austin, Intek Logistics | Jeff Brashares, JBrashares.com) as they not only explain how intermodal works during the Capacity Crunch/the current environment but also provide a range of reasons why intermodal MUST be a part of your shipping solutions! Learn more or register today!

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Atlas Canada
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!

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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GLT Logistics

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.

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 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

 

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!

 

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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.

 

The meaning of ethics can be hard to pin down and harder still to define with precision. Developed by Dr. John Drea, TIA's Ethics in Transportation Brokerage Course is the only course focused specifically on current ethical issues impacting 3PLs.

 

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

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