TIA Daily COVID-19 Update – March 27th (Afternoon Edition)

As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Afternoon Update for March 27. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.

With the successful Senate vote of 96-0 and the House of Representatives final passage by voice vote today of the “CARES Act”, TIA President & CEO Robert A. Voltmann, CAE issued the following statement:

On behalf of TIA and our 1,800 member companies in all 50 states, I want to praise both the House of Representatives and the Senate for passing this major legislation. This is the relief both individuals and businesses have been eagerly waiting for.

To our valued member companies, I can finally tell you that the wait is over, and relief is finally on the way for you, your staff and your business.

This legislation cuts through the political talking points and rhetoric, providing real Americans with real relief, in real-time. For the last month, our country, and our members, have been reeling from the ongoing COVID-19 fallout. While this disaster is far from over and the economy remains down, this emergency relief package mitigates some of the damage perpetrated by COVID-19.

Our members, the third-party logistics companies that facilitate freight from the manufacturer (shipper) to the motor carriers and other modes, are essential during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of our members are struggling financially through this time and have been directly impacted by this economic and health downturn.

I want to thank the leaders of both chambers – in both parties – that worked tirelessly to get to yes; our members and millions of Americans thank you for this action.


As TIA continues its efforts to provide a suite of resources to our members and the industry in response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’re excited to announce the launch of TIA’s new Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar series.

TIA’s Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar series will be held semiweekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET through at least June 2020.

This interactive webinar series is FREE to TIA Members and Capital Ideas Conference Registered Attendees and will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and engage with industry peers during these times of social distancing and teleworking.

Information on the first three Lunch & Learn webinars in the series is below but we want to hear from you on the topics you would like to see presented moving forward. Please complete this brief 30-second survey and let us know what you want from TIA’s Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar series.

Tuesday, March 31: Register Now
Families First Coronavirus Response Act & Related Employment Issues
Presented by Margo Wolf O’Donnell | Co-Chair – Labor & Employment Practice Group | Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Thursday, April 2: Register Now
Is Your Incentive Compensation Plan Helping
You or Hurting You Right Now? Part I
Presented by Beth Carroll | Managing Principal | Prosperio Group

Tuesday, April 7: Register Now
Is Your Incentive Compensation Plan Helping You or Hurting You Right Now? Part II
Presented by Beth Carroll | Managing Principal | Prosperio Group

CargoNet: Message to the Industry (COVID-19)
During this unprecedented global health emergency, we are all looking for ways that we can help. It is our belief that in tough times it is more important than ever to band together and support our supply chain community in any way possible. Many criminals will see this as an opportunity to take advantage of the fact that securing cargo may not be an immediate priority. To this end, CargoNet will be providing complimentary cargo theft response services… Read the full message.


We’ll be back on Monday with the Morning Edition featuring COVID-19 updates and information that came through over the weekend.

On what is a MUCH-NEEDED sunny afternoon in the Nation’s Captial, here’s Count Bessie and “Makin’ Whoopie.

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