January 12, 2022
Logistics Weekly

Did You Know that the TIA Women In Logistics Committee is launching its Connecting to Climb Series, featuring candid interviews with some of the top leaders in the freight brokerage industry? Throughout this series, our featured guests will share insights on their personal journey and secrets to their success, with a focus on empowering and growing the influence, role, and impact of women in the logistics industry. Join us on January 18 at 3:00 PM for our inaugural webinar featuring Anne Reinke, Liz Wayne, and Sarah Ruffcorn. Register now.

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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

Thank you to all members who have renewed for 2022! If your company has not renewed its membership yet, you can renew today by logging into the TIA website and completing your payment online, by calling us at 703.299.5700, or by mailing a check along with the renewal invoice sent to your office. Act now, as your membership expired on Dec. 31, 2021. QUESTIONS? Contact membership@tianet.org. Thank you for your continued support of TIA!

The TIA 3PL Market Report for Q321 is now available. We are now in the sixth quarter of the most substantial surge in goods consumption in recent history. By now, the boon has reached a plateau with reductions in Q321. Is this the inevitable fallback from this unsustainable boon or just a pause? Want access to the full TIA 3PL Market Report for Q321 + the next three quarterly reports? Subscribe today and secure your access to the Q321-Q222 reports!

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Atlas Canada
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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Meetings

Hit the links with colleagues and grow your peer-based network at the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition by joining us on April 6 for the TIA Golf Outing sponsored by Truckstop.com in support of the TIA Foundation. Join us for a day of golf and camaraderie at Steel Canyon Golf Club for this shotgun-style tournament as our foursome’s faceoff in pursuit of bragging rights in support of a great cause.

Additionally, attendees won’t want to miss out on the Avalon Risk Management Step Challenge held throughout #TIA2022CON or the Annual 5K Fun Run/2K Walk on April 8 in support of the TIA Foundation and charity selected by the 2022 Samaritan Award winner. Designed for runners—and walkers—of all levels and abilities, this is the perfect opportunity to set the tone for a great first full day of conference while supporting two great organizations. Register now.

Women in Logistics Scholarships

The TIA Foundation is offering five (5) Women in Logistics scholarships sponsored by Tai Software to the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA taking place April 6-9, 2022. Scholarships cover four (4) nights’ accommodations at the conference hotel. The conference registration fee is waived for scholarship recipients. The TIA Foundation Board will make final selections. Each company is limited to one (1) candidate. Candidates must be first-time TIA conference attendees and have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the 3PL industry. Applications must be received on or before 11:45 pm EST, January 20, 2022, for consideration. Submit your application today!

Recognize a Colleague with TIA's Samaritan Award

The 3PL Samaritan Award recognizes a TIA member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need. The purpose of the award is to recognize the good works in which the 3PL industry engages by highlighting a specific 3PL Samaritan effort each year. A TIA member can nominate itself, another TIA member company, individuals, or organizations by Jan. 20, 2022. The nomination should outline the charitable activity, providing sufficient detail for the committee to select one award recipient. The TIA 3PL Samaritan Award will be presented during the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, April 6-9, 2022 in San Diego, CA. The company can designate a charity to receive funds raised at the TIA Capital Ideas Conference. The company representative accepting the award will receive complimentary conference registration and be reimbursed for their airfare and their hotel in San Diego. Submit an application here!

Truckstop.com
GLT Logistics
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 First Trimester 2022 CTB Online Course opened on January 3. 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 April 23, 2022. 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 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. 

 

Financial management can be a challenge for any company, big or small. With the TIA Finance 101 course, you'll be able to define key financial terms to provide information on financial matters, understand the importance of credit, receivables, payables, gross and net sales, methods of payment, non-payment, debt, and effective expense management for the successful operations of a transportation brokerage, and share tips and processes to provide insight on what to review when establishing a new account, managing an existing account, approving customers for credit, collecting due or overdue payments, and maximizing cash flow.

 

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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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