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

Did You Know that attending the 2021 TIA 3PL Policy Forum is your opportunity to engage directly with your Members of Congress on key issues impacting freight brokers, including the Motor Carrier Safety Selection Standard, Invest Act, PRO Act, threats to the independent contractor model, and more? Whether you’re a veteran of the Policy Forum or new to TIA’s advocacy efforts, this is your chance to advocate for your business and the 3PL industry while connecting with peers and forging new relationships during this incredible, in-person event taking place September 28-29 in Washington, D.C. 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.

TIA needs your voice! We are collecting crucial data from our members to enhance TIA’s overall membership experience. Your support and feedback are greatly encouraged and will directly impact TIA’s plans for the coming year.

If not already completed, we ask that you complete this brief 2-3 minute survey.

It is essential for TIA to have updated and accurate statistics about your business. We firmly believe it is TIA’s responsibility to represent its members within the transportation industry, media interviews, on Capitol Hill, and during legislative and regulatory proceedings.

Thank you in advance for completing the 10-question TIA Annual Census Survey. Please answer the questions as honestly as possible. From all of us at TIA, thank you for your support and continued membership.

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Meetings

Did you know that TIA Staff handles all the logistics of Congressional meetings for those attending the 2021 TIA 3PL Policy Forum? We take care of scheduling Hill Meetings, producing and providing materials as well as meeting prep. This is your opportunity to engage directly with YOUR Members of Congress on key issues impacting freight brokers and the 3PL industry, including the Motor Carrier Safety Selection Standard, INVEST Act, and PRO Act. Learn more or register now!

Join us October 21-22, 2021 at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas for TIA’s 3PLXTEND Hybrid Xperience! This is your opportunity to not only connect with industry-leading vendors but also connect with peers and discuss the latest in technology developments and needs for 3PLs of all sizes.

 

It is time to reserve your booth for the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition taking place April 6-9, 2022, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina. This is your opportunity to exclusively connect with the TIA community. Questions? Contact meetings@tianet.org.

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Industry News and Advocacy

Advocate to your Members of Congress that they support S. 2322, The C-TPAT Pilot Program Act. TIA members have waited more than 10 years for eligibility into a program that 3PLs should have been a part of since its inception.

In 2008, the Federal Government rolled out the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The program is a "trusted partner" program that allows the private sector to support national security by undertaking minimum security requirements. Once the requirements are met, a supply chain entity is able to quickly and efficiently enter the country.

Use our Voter Voice campaign to connect with your Members of Congress!

S. 2322 creates a new pilot program to finally allow previously neglected companies a chance to earn the C-TPAT certification. Lets make this happen together! Write to your Congressional Office today!

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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

TIA is excited to announce the relaunch of the TIA Leadership Academy, an Executive MBA-style program that offers the latest methods and strategies for students, offering a thorough and efficient understanding of all facets of running a successful transportation brokerage. Visit us online to learn more and view interviews with recent Cohort Participants Mark Fiorini (Westgate Global Logistics), Sheila Weatherly (Knichel Logistics), and Ryan Griffiths (FedEx Custom Critical) about why YOU should enroll today!

 

Employee onboarding can be challenging, costly, and 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!

 

A broker’s Introduction to Intermodal Transportation was jointly developed by several of TIA’s railroad associate members and provides a general overview of the intermodal mode. This course is perfect for transportation and freight brokerage professionals looking to expand into intermodal services.

 

 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!

 

We have just updated the Member Resource Library, with a new section devoted exclusively to whitepapers TIA has produced over the years. These resources are designed to help our members gain a better understanding of issues, trends, and developments in the industry as they navigate an increasingly crowded 3PL marketplace. The Member Resource Library also includes a collection of guidelines and frameworks, contracts, legal cases, and other resources to provide TIA Members with a knowledge bank for 3PL success.

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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