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Transportation Innovators Association

In 2001, myriad media reports discussed how internet-based companies were going to disrupt you right out of business. Fast forward almost 20 years, and we’re hearing a lot from a new breed of digital brokers who are telling anyone who will listen that they are going to disrupt the industry.

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To Compete or Non-Compete

The use of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements by 3PLs is common, but in an industry where turn-over can be high, and protection of confidential and proprietary information vital, it's important that the employment agreements utilized in the industry reflect the ever-changing landscape of restrictive covenants.

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What You Need to Know When Changing 3PL Providers

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Jeff Jones | Saddle Creek Logistics Services The decision to change your 3PL provider should not be taken lightly, but sometimes it can be the most effective way to move your business forward. Thinking about making a change? The following guidelines may be helpful in considering why, when and how to switch your 3PL. Why Change Providers? Whether you’re considering ...

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We Were Outgunned: Cybercrime Files

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Wade Anderson | Bay & Bay Transportation It was my fourth day of employment as CIO for a 77-year-old family owned transportation company; an industry very new to me. Our modest, but healthy, mid-sized trucking and logistics company Bay & Bay Transportation was hacked in a most heinous way. This is our story. After spending 25 years in industries like ...

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TIA Watchdog: Your Resource to Avoid Bad Actors

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Alicia Ruiz, CTB | Johanson Transportation Service The unique role intermediaries play in the industry is vital to our shipping community. The help from TIA gives us not only credibility in the industry, but also provides tools that enable member-to-member communication. TIA Watchdog is a great example of networking together to build alliances between 3PLs, so we can better serve ...

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Federal Preemption, 3PLs, and Cargo Claims: A Primer

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Martha J. Payne | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP A small group of men in Philadelphia in 1787 recognized that commerce between the states should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Commerce Clause4 of the U.S. Constitution gave the federal government power to regulate commerce. Since then, federal regulation of the transportation industry has waxed ...

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Defend Yourself Against Improper LTL Carrier Freight Charge Adjustments

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Paul Benfer, CTB | Kinetic Supply-Chain Services, LLC In my role as a third-party logistics provider I administer customer LTL programs in the United States and Canada. My company is also an agent for one of the larger, web-based LTL Transportation Management System (TMS) providers. LTL freight is the majority of my business, but it just isn’t that much fun ...

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It’s a New Year – What Should You Do with Your Incentive Compensation Plans?

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Beth Carroll | Prosperio Group Your first option is, of course, nothing. You may be under the impression that if you didn’t change your incentive compensation plans before January 1 you’re pretty much stuck with them for the full year, right? Wrong. There is no “magic” to January 1, though any compensation consultant will tell you their busiest season is ...

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TIA Staying Ahead of the Curve in 2019

Robert Voltmann President & CEO Transportation Intermediaries Association Since 1978, TIA has been recognized as the trusted voice of the third-party logistics industry. TIA members are to establish and protect ethical, profitable, and growing businesses in service to their customers. That’s the TIA Mission Statement. Thirty-two simple words, but they guide everything we do. We are your trusted voice of ...

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There’s Going to Be a Claim

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Doug Clark | Douglas Clark Consultants We’ve all been there – crushed cartons, wet product, frozen product, hot product, shortages, late arrival, no arrival, etc., etc. An endless list and one that often requires adjusting the agreed-upon freight rate with a customer. Some adjustments are less than $100, while others are right at the limit of your applicable insurance deductible. ...

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