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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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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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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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No One Loves 3PLs More Than TIA

Robert Voltmann President & CEO Transportation Intermediaries Association In this issue of 3PL Perspectives, we look at the logistics of love. How our industry moves 110 million roses to market in a 3-day period and delivers 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Every single leg of that journey depends on a reliable supply chain, ...

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Innovation: Staying Ahead of the Tech Curve for 2019

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TIA launched its first event devoted solely to navigating the ever-changing technology landscape for 3PLs. By all accounts, guests were thrilled to network with some of the brightest thought leaders and successful trend setters in the industry. More than 200 professionals attended the sold out, two-day 3PL Technovations event, held in Tucson, AZ, November 6 – 7.  And most, if ...

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TIA Members Going Global

Robert Voltmann President & CEO Transportation Intermediaries Association In November, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of our Association. The original name was the Professional Brokers Association. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to the Transportation Brokers Conference of America (TBCA). The word “conference” was used because some members of the Board thought we should become part of ...

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The Future for TIA Members? No Limit

Robert Voltmann President & CEO Transportation Intermediaries Association We’ve seen remarkable growth in the industry this year, but then we’ve seen remarkable growth in the industry every year. Armstrong and Associates reports that the 3PL industry has had an 11 percent compound annual growth rate for 20 years! And, at TIA, we see no limit to that growth. I like ...

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Member Spotlight: Russell Leo

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PRESIDENT & CEO, TRANSPORTATION GROUP, RLS LOGISTICS Russell Leo, CTB, has worked and/or owned RLS Logistics for more than 25 years. While earning his BS in Business Administration from Monmouth University, he worked in every department throughout the company to gain a thorough knowledge of the business. After graduating in 1996, he was named Vice President, Transportation Group. In 2000, he was ...

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A Brief History of TIA

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Stephanie Mansfield | Transportation Intermediaries Association The year was 1978. A gallon of gas was 63 cents. Pet Rocks were all the rage, postage stamps were 15 cents and a movie ticket would set you back a mere $2.30 apiece. It was also the year the Transportation Intermediaries Association was born. Originally known as TBCA (Trans-portation Brokers Conference of America), ...

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Ethics Has Always Been a Cornerstone of TIA

Robert Voltmann President & CEO Transportation Intermediaries Association One of the hallmarks of being a TIA member is your commitment to ethics. TIA has one of the only codes of ethics in the transportation industry. It means that the TIA logo is earned, never given. Occasionally, however, disputes arise – that’s why we have an Ethics Committee. An article in ...

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