August 31, 2021
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Did You Know that there is still time to enroll in the TIA Leadership Academy’s Fall 2021 Cohort? The TIA Leadership Academy is an Executive MBA-style program that includes three, three-day classroom sessions over the course of five months held at TIA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. In addition to the in-person sessions—lead by industry-leading subject matter experts—the TIA Leadership Academy also includes online distance learning in each subject area coupled with hands-on practical applications. Don't just take our word for it, though. See what members of the TIA Leadership Academy Beta Cohort have to say about the program and how it has positioned them for continued growth and success—while also building a close-knit peer network they intend to lean on for years to come. Space is limited to just 15 participants in each cohort, so act now to ensure your spot!

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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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Atlas Canada
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.

This is your Association, and we need your voice! Please register today to join us in Washington, D.C., on September 28-29.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, we have continued to see a shift in the supply and demand of carrier capacity across markets, resulting in rising market rates as brokers struggle to find the carriers needed to transport goods across modes. The industry has experienced significant disruptions to supply chains. We have also seen a growing backlog of ships and containers waiting to be unloaded in ports up and down both coasts. During the 3PLXTEND Opening Session, moderated by TIA Board Chair Mike Riccio, CTB, our panel of experts will discuss how freight brokers can leverage technology to better understand ongoing carrier capacity volatility, including utilizing technology platforms that can track and report on capacity in real time. Register today!

 

Why 3PLs Need to Automate Their Back-Office
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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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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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Brokers with less than $100m in sales are turning to AscendTMS in droves to digitize their brokerages, lower their costs, and increase their profit margins. The key for these brokers, representing over 97% of all active brokerages, according to CEO Tim Higham, is that they’re all eager to access the newly available digital shipper freight and digital carrier capacity being made available – which just isn’t available in most legacy TMS systems.
 
 
 
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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!

 

The 3PL Management Accelerator Program (3PLMAP) is the leading 3PL training platform for increasing revenue. This comprehensive training is geared toward both new and seasoned employees across all departments. Register today!

 

The newest version of Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services (MTBS) is now available! Don’t miss out on the updated content, videos, and interactive segments in this revamped course.

By investing a few hours of your time in this online self-study course, you can level-up your marketing efforts with the help of industry expert Dr. John Drea. Create a deeper understanding of the strategic marketing approaches needed to promote your 3PL.

 

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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Relying on a carrier’s liability policy only creates a false sense of security—exceptions and limitations are the norm. Enter, Loadsure—the per-load, all-risk smart coverage that protects against acts of God, inside theft, and more—all in under a minute. With automated claims and full invoice value payments in minutes, Loadsure gives you instant peace-of-mind. Interested? We’re accepting freight broker applications for a limited time.
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