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TIA Members Gather in California for Annual Conference

Nick Baker | Transportation Intermediaries association Nearly 1,300 logistics professionals and 90 exhibitors flocked to sunny, southern California for the 2018 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, held in Palm Desert, CA, April 8-11. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Coachella Valley, the conference kicked off Sunday, April 8 with a golf outing, pre-conference sessions, a newcomer’s orientation, networking ...

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Joined at the Hip with Your Software-As-A-Service Provider

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Murray Pratt | TAILWIND TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE You recall those three-legged races? Perhaps it was at a picnic, a company ‘team building,’ or a track day in primary school. You and your race partner had one ankle tied to the adjacent ankle of the other. You first had to decide who was on the left and who was on the right. ...

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Finding the Right Insurance Coverage

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Adam Green and Brian Dreher | INTEGRO USA INC. Like many companies, freight brokers purchase insurance coverage each year to protect their operations and meet customer requirements. Getting the best solution for your needs starts in a place you might not expect; rather than focusing your search around price, begin by identifying your chief concerns and objectives and then design ...

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Blockchain Brings New Capabilities, but Proceed with Caution

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Chuck Cook | RenovoData The technology known as blockchain is generating a lot of buzz, but it is not very well understood. Developed in 2008 to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain is an update of the old mutually distributed ledger (MDL) products that were too clumsy to ever find wide acceptance. Now vendors are offering blockchain-type products for many applications ...

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Joint Employment: What TIA Members Need to Know

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Will Sehestedt | TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION The Trump Administration has placed a premium on encouraging business growth by cutting red tape and eliminating or clarifying burdensome regulations. One of the top regulatory priorities for TIA and other interest groups has been the reversal of a 2015 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which blurred the lines for employers ...

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Avoiding Traps in Termination and Common Separation Pitfalls

Jennifer B. Dunsizer and James W. Kelly, II |  Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Unfortunately, sometimes an employer needs to end an employment relationship. In many situations, it is in the best interests of the parties to enter into an agreement that defines the terms of the separation. Whether called a “separation agreement,” “severance agreement,” “retirement agreement,” or any ...

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I Could Get in Trouble for That?! Important New Compensation Laws

Beth Carroll | PROSPERIO GROUP It may come as a surprise that managers do not have complete freedom when it comes to how they pay their employees. Most everyone knows you must pay minimum wage for most positions, and now we are all more familiar with the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) than we ever wanted ...

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The New Time-Saving Technology: Payment Platforms

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Jeremy Feucht | Truckstop.com In the transportation industry one of the new buzz technologies is payment platforms. In this article we will discuss what a payment platform is, how they work and what questions you need to ask before selecting one if they are a good fit for your business. What Is a Payment Platform? Payment Platforms specialize in the ...

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Adventures in Big Data Wonderland: Don’t Get Lost in the Rabbit Hole

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Chris Lee | Logistical Labs “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” – Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” By 2020, there will be a staggering 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes, of data in the digital ...

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Achieving a Better Work-Life Balance

Amy Marcum | Insperity Often, the development of new technology, including cell phones and other advancements that allow for remote access to work, come with the promise of increased efficiency and reduced time demands. In many ways, the opposite has occurred. All of this increased accessibility has resulted in blurred boundaries between work and personal time leaving some employees feeling ...

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