August 3, 2021
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Did You Know that the 2021 TIA 3PLXTEND Xperience will feature 10+ networking opportunities for in-person attendees? From daily networking breakfasts and lunches to meeting kiosks and nightly receptions, this is your chance to renew existing friendships and forge new relationships with over 400 freight brokerage professionals. And don’t forget about the Truckstop.com Golf Outing and the Avalon Risk Management Step Challenge. Learn more or register now!

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Member News

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

TIA is seeking to better understand the financial impacts of double-brokering on the 3PL industry and specifically, TIA Members.

TIA uses the term “double brokering” in the sense of illegal brokerage activities. For example, a TIA Member hires a motor carrier to haul their customers’ freight; unbeknownst to the TIA Member, the load is then re-brokered or “double brokered” to another carrier. The carrier could have brokerage authority or not, but the contract clearly stated that the relationship was that of a broker and a carrier.

 Any information you provide will directly contribute to the advocacy efforts of the TIA Government Affairs Team as we work toward ending this unlawful brokerage activity within the industry. All responses are anonymous and confidential. If double-brokering is an issue affecting your business, please take this brief survey.

 Click Here To Take Survey

Thank you for your time and support!

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Education

TIA's Third Trimester 2021 CTB Online Course opens on August 30! Take your 3PL career to the next level with the industry’s highest professional designation, the Certified Transportation Broker (CTB). By earning your CTB, it shows you have the knowledge base, professional integrity and professional commitment that elevates you above your industry peers–resulting in increased recognition. Note the online exam will be held December 18, 2021. Register now!

 

The Temperature Control Transport Course is geared toward individuals looking to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in transferring perishable loads. The course covers important topics such as industry characteristics, heat and trailer conditions, impact of packaging, loading of perishable products and inspections.

 

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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