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Guidance for Potential Port Disruption - Tuesday, June 24th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued procedures for a possible trade disruption that could cause major delays and diversions of vessel cargo arriving and departing from West Coast ports. These disruptions will occur unless the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports along the West Coast, agree on a new contract. The current contract between the Union and the Maritime Association will expire on June 30th.


TIA Ethics Committee Issues Decision in Lamb v Roch - Here members will find the decision in Ethics Case 14-17 and the most recent update to the case, issued June 2, 2014. Shawn Roch's formal, written apology is linked within as well.


TIA 3PL Samaritan Award - Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award! This annual award recognizes a TIA member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need.


TIA Veteran Initiative - Since February 2013, TIA has been working to help returning and disabled veterans find gainful employment with member companies across the nation. TIA has enlisted over 70 member companies in more that 30 states to help hire our returning warriors. We are proud to announce an ambitious new goal for this program. By the end of 2014, it is TIA's goal to have 100 veterans hired by our member firms.


Upcoming Events

Rev your Engines. Hiring is Accelerating and Pay is Moving Up - The economic recovery has, theoretically at least, begun. Companies have started to raise pay levels. What salary is and will be enough to attract the talent you need? Join us August 21 at 2:00 pm as Beth Carroll delves into industry trends surrounding the strategic use of compensation to attract and retain talent.


Transportation Logistics & the Law - Registration is now open for our next seminar in Portland, OR on September 11! Learn about the laws and regulations affecting the supply chain with an emphasis on the issues faced by intermediaries in their day-to-day activities.


Intermodal Expo 2014 - Registration is now open for Intermodal EXPO 2014. Join us September 21-23 in Long Beach, CA. The EXPO is squarely focused on intermodal and re-imagined for a growing industry. Learn more.



Government Affairs

California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations - The CARB TRU ATCM regulation affecting brokers who hire and contract reefer units traveling on California Highways and the CARB SmartWay regulation that affects California based brokers who hire and contract with 53ft trailers (both dry van and reefer) and the heavy duty tractors that haul them. These requirements for brokers took effect on January 1, 2013. Please visit the TIA Government Affairs webpage for more information.


MAP-21 Provision on Separation of Motor Carrier and Brokerage Authority - On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4348, the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or MAP-21. One of the provisions of MAP-21 requires the separation of motor carrier authority and brokerage authority. The language specifically promulgates to the Agency that an entity must be registered under a distinctive registration number for each such authority they are registered for. Please visit the Government Affairs website for more information.


Education

A Broker's Introduction to Intermodal Transportation - Intermodal is one of the fastest growing sectors in transportation. Registration is open for our newest course developed by several of TIA’s railroad associate members.


Certified Transportation Broker - The industry’s only individual professional certification!


Ethics in Transportation Brokerage - Are you up to date on the current ethical issues impacting transportation?


Marketing Transportation Brokerage Services - The Marketing Strategy Course for Freight Brokers


New Broker Course - TIA members invented the freight brokering industry. If you want the best course, learn from the best in the industry.


Partnership Selling in the Supply Chain - The Sales Skills Course for Transportation Brokers


Temperature Control Transport - Geared for those who need to understand the critical issues and concepts involved in moving perishable loads.


Products & Services

TIA Bond - Are you ready for the $75,000 bond requirement that go into place October 2013? Receive distinction, advertising recognition, updates to the major freight boards, and improved credit scores. We offer the TIABond at the $75,000, $100,000, and $250,000 levels. Apply for a free quote at www.tiabond.com.


New Broker Kit - The TIA New Broker Kit is an essential tool for anyone establishing a brokerage and contains all of the information you need to begin your career as a third party transportation professional.


TIA 3PL Market Report - Looking for Key Performance Metrics about the 3PL industry? TIA's 3PL Market Report is a comprehensive report on trends and practices, providing a representative understanding of what is happening.


TIA Compensation Report - Are you paying your staff more than you need to? Compensation is a big investment … make sure you're doing it right!


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