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Raise Your Company's Visibility by Sponsoring the 2016 TIA Annual Conference & Exhibition and Advertising in the Final Program

Ensure that your organization is recognized as a major supporter of the 2016 TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. Make your sponsorship commitment TODAY and connect with more than 800+ key 3PL decision makers during this must-attend industry event. 
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Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) Proposed Rule

The FMCSA is proposing to amend the process by which commercial motor vehicles are given a safety fitness determination (SFD). The Agency seeks to include on-road safety data, inspection reports, and preventable crashes into their quiver available to them to determine a motor carrier's safety fitness. Additionally, the Agency seeks to clarify a motor carrier's status by eliminating the three-tier rating system and move to a red light system of "unfit" carriers. Furthermore, the Agency certifies through this proposal that absolute measures are utilized to determine a carrier's safety fitness, versus the current state of play in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) of CSA, which ranks motor carriers based on not only their own performance, but that of their peer group.
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CSA Reform within the Transportation Bill

The “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act (Transportation Bill) contains extensive reform language dealing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) initiative. A major provision within the CSA reform package of the deals, removes from public view all information regarding analysis of violations, crashes in which a determination is made that the motor carrier or commercial motor vehicle driver is not at fault, alerts, or the relative percentile for each BASIC until corrective action is taken. All this information will be removed from public view within one day of signing this report into law. With that being said, all inspection and violation information submitted to FMCSA by law enforcement and inspectors along with out-of-service rates, and “absolute measures will remain publicly available. 
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TIA's Chairman of the Board's Guest Column in the Wall Street Journal's Logistics Report

TIA's Chairman of the Board, Jeff Tucker has written a guest column for the Wall Street Journal titled, "Technology Provides Opportunity, Not Disruption to Freight Brokers." Tucker goes into the depth of knowledge needed to thrive in logistics and how, "Freight brokers are the most voracious consumers of new technologies in industrial transportation." 
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MAP-21 Double Brokering

Are carriers continuing to double broker your loads? Are they flipping a load, convenience sub-hauling, helping a friend in need? These are other ways of saying, that a carrier is illegally brokering freight under MAP-21.
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Office Closed Monday, January 18th

Please be advised that our office will be closed onMonday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Office Closed Monday, January 18th

Please be advised that our office will be closed onMonday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

UPCOMING EVENTS


What You Need to Know About Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) and Changes to Carrier Rating Webinar

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the much anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD).Under the proposal FMCSA is recommending to amend the process by which commercial motor vehicles are given a SFD, based on new data sources and algorithms. Join TIA’s panel of CSA and carrier selection experts as they walk you through all the new changes and what you need to know.  Join us February 10 at 1:00 pm ET. Be sure to bring your questions.


Registration is now open for the 2016 TIA Conference, April 6-9, in San Antonio, TX! Don't miss out on the world's largest gathering of brokerage-based 3PLs!