From the Willard to the Wharf:

On June 11-12, 2019, TIA will be hosting its annual Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., where more than 100 members of the Association travel to our nation’s capital to walk the halls of Congress and advocate on behalf of their businesses and the 3PL industry.

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Finding Stability in Uncertain Economic Times

Even though it occurred a decade ago, the lessons from the 2008-2009 recession are still fresh in the minds of many business leaders. And they still affect companies’ credit management decision-making and strategy.

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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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TIA and the Flattening, Digitizing World

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Will Sehestedt | TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION As technology continually makes commerce more global, TIA members are increasingly impacted by the international freight economy even if their core businesses remain focused on the North American or domestic U.S. marketplaces. More than half of TIA members offer at least one international freight service, whether that be cross-border, North American over-the-road or intermodal, ...

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The Fight for $15 Gains Steam

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Stephanie Mansfield | Transportation Intermediaries Association Fans of the union-backed “Fight for $15” won a significant victory on October 1, 2018 when Amazon announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for approximately 350,000 of its employees. The boost will give the already disruptive trillion-dollar retailing giant an edge over rivals such as Walmart and Target in ...

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The California Air Resources Board: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Chris Burroughs | Transportation Intermediaries Association The California Air Resources Board, commonly known as CARB, is a governing body of the State of California and is responsible for protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution. The agency has also been charged with developing programs and actions to fight climate change. CARB has been able to promulgate regulations ...

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TIA Members Gather in Washington to Advocate for the National Hiring Standard

Rachael Oury | Transportation Intermediaries Association More than 100 TIA members gathered at the 2018 TIA 3PL Policy Forum in Washington D.C. on June 5-6 to make their collective voice heard on Capitol Hill. The two-day event brought together TIA members from across the U.S. to meet in the nation’s capital, develop relationships with their elected representatives, and advocate for ...

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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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Further Regulatory Rollback: Outlook for 3PLs

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Chris Burroughs | Transportation Intermediaries Association On Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” As stated in the Executive Order, the purpose is to reconfirm that: It is the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds, from both public and private sources. ...

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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: Considerations When Negotiating Food Transportation Contracts

Stephanie S. Penninger | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Tyler N. Hayes | England Logistics There exists some confusion among entities covered by the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food regulations, found at 21 C.F.R. § 1.900 et seq. and published April 6, 2016 (“STF Rules”), as to their respective obligations and overreach when negotiating transportation contracts. The ...

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