September 7, 2021
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Did you know...

Did You Know that the 2021 TIA 3PLXTEND Xperience is just six weeks away? Join TIA and over 400 freight brokers from across North America October 20-22, at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas for TIA’s 3PLXTEND 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. With Technology Showcases, General Sessions, Keynotes, Networking Events, and more, TIA's 3PLXTEND Xperience is your chance to position your business for sustained growth and success. Register now!

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COMFREIGHT®
What if you could automate carrier payments, offer quick pay and automate dealing with factors? What if you could get your margin advanced on a load only when you want or need to without heavy recourse or the terms of traditional factoring or financing? And even eliminate most of your time spent following up with shippers for payment? Now you can... 
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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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Atlas Canada
Meetings

We are less than 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.

Technology, Science & Selling: Forecasting the Future of the 3PL Sales Environment

Artificial intelligence, BOTS, data analytics, cloud computing, social media, software specialization, and outsourced operations teams are now the norm in the 3PL world. However, what happens when these tools are coupled with scientific behavior research in the sales realm? During this general session at the 2021 TIA 3PLXTEND Xperience, we’ll be joined by Dr. Jim Kenny, Professor Emeritus of Marketing at Western Illinois University, as he discusses how the convergence of technology and behavioral science are completely reshaping the professional sales process, salesforce design, training, coaching, recruiting, and sales management.

Learn more about the 2021 TIA 3PLXTEND Xperience and register now. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio October 20-22.

 

 

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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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.

AscendTMS Mopping Up Vast Market Share In Brokerage
InMotion Global, Inc.®
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's Third Trimester 2021 CTB Online Course is now open! 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!

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Infinity Software Solutions, Inc.
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!

 

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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.

Protect shippers from threats—in real-time.
Loadsure Limited®
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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