Government

Stuck in the Middle

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) of 2011 regulated the transportation of human animal food products. An ever-changing food transportation landscape prompts a fresh look at just how those regulations apply.

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The Time to Act Is Now

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From the farm to the table, and factory to store, interstate highways are the lifeblood of our nation’s commerce. A new push for increased federal fuel taxes maybe the only way to face the daunting task of rebuilding our crumbing infrastructure.

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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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