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Transportation Intermediaries Associations (TIA) recently launched the TIA Logistics Academy, which offers members the latest in best practices needed to operate and manage a successful 3PL across core areas of the business.

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TIA Offers Free Tire Safety Webinars

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will be offering a three-week series of free online video conference webinars in July for fleets that use mounted tire programs and the commercial tire dealers who provide those services.

TIA President & CEO Stepping Down After 23 Years

Transportation Intermediaries Association’s President and CEO Robert Voltmann has announced plans to leave the association at the end of September 2020. Voltmann joined TIA as CEO in June 1997.

Report: 3PL Market Moving Downward

The third-party logistics market is volatile and in decline from a cyclical peak, according to a new quarterly report issued by the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

3PL Segment Growing 2-3 Times Faster Than GDP

The third-party logistics industry has been growing two to three times faster than GDP, totaling about $157 billion per year, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Senate Bill Would Require Non-CSA Carrier Hiring Standard

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and co-sponsor Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) have introduced a bill that aims to create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers without using the controversial BASIC data produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s CSA safety-compliance program.

Carriers, Brokers Warned About Identity Fraud Scam

The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.

Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers

Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the carrier. The bill by Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says that shippers and brokers would not be liable for negligence claims at the state level if they made sure that the carrier is registered at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has the required insurance and does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating.