August 24, 2021
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Did You Know that TIA now has a Small Broker Coaching (SBC) Program, explicitly designed for 3PLs with annual revenues of $0.99M - $50M? The SBC program features professional coaching sessions from #TheFreightCoach Chris Jolly and Ben Kowalski & Nate Cross of Freight 360. Spread across eight (8) areas of focus, participants will work independently and in small group settings with each of our coaches, three of the freight brokerage industry's leaders in professional coaching services. Participants in the SBC program meet every two weeks with the coaches and their cohort participants via Zoom over the four-month trimester. Learn more!

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Member News

Attention TIA Watchdog users: We are seeking feedback on your carrier vetting strategies and needs and would be grateful if you took a few minutes to complete a brief survey about TIA Watchdog and how your brokerage utilizes the platform. Your feedback will be instrumental in helping us maintain the platform and develop solutions that address your opportunities and challenges. Thank you in advance for participating!

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Meetings

We are just one month away from the 2021 TIA 3PL Policy Forum. We are excited to bring back this significant in-person event, where TIA Members from across the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of their business, TIA and the 3PL industry. The 2021 Policy Forum allows TIA Members to partake in the legislative process and advocate on critical issues that directly impact how our Members do business. This year, one of the key issues will be the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program.

As a reminder, the hotel deadline is Saturday, August 28. This is your Association, and we need your voice! Please register today to join us in Washington, D.C., on September 28-29.

Exploring the Economic Impact of COVID & 2022 Forecast

During this session, we’ll be joined by TIA Chief Economist Noël Perry and Euler Hermes Chief Economist for North America Dan North, as they provide attendees with an update on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on freight markets. Noël and Dan will also provide their respective forecasts of what the 3PL industry can expect to see from contract and spot rates, carrier capacity, and more in the year to come. Register today!

 

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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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

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!

 

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. 

 

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!

 

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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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