TIA
Business, Logistics

Revenues Rise in 3Q for 3PLs as Shipments Jump

The third quarter saw a rise in freight shipments and revenues for logistics brokers compared with the same period a year ago, but profit margins fell 40 basis points due to cost increases in the spot market for trucks, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s quarterly 3PL Market Report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Brokers Move More Truckload Freight in Second Quarter

Cowan Logistics brokerage office Cowan Logistics brokerage office (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

Freight revenue and volume grew single digits year-over-year in the second quarter, but margins shrunk during the same period because spot market rates were higher than mid-2016, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s quarterly 3PL Market Report.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technology, ELDs Present Opportunities for 3PLs to Grow, Voltmann Says

TIA's Voltmann at McLeod TIA's Robert Voltmann at the McLeod conference. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Embracing technology is the next natural step in the evolution of third-party logistic companies, according to Robert Voltmann, president of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Business

1Q Shipments Up, Margins Shrink; Contract Rates Weaken, TIA Says

Freight brokers reported that shipments and revenue increased in the first quarter compared with a year ago, but margins declined due to a tight pricing environment, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2017
Business

3PLs Tout Technology as Tool to Build Relationships in Supply Chain

Ari Ashe/TT

LAS VEGAS — As technology makes communication easier and provides real-time data quickly, third-party logistics providers are emphasizing the need to use the information to build stronger relationships with shippers and motor carriers, according to panelists at the 2017 Transportation Intermediaries Association Capital Ideas Conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
Business

England Logistics President Beardall Begins Tenure as TIA Chairman

Ari Ashe/TT

LAS VEGAS — England Logistics President Jason Beardall has officially begun his tenure as chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, following the 2017 TIA Capital Ideas Conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
Business

TIA Honors Five for Industry Contribution

Ari Ashe/TT

LAS VEGAS — The Transportation Intermediaries Association honored five people for their contributions to transportation and logistics and the larger community at its conference on April 7.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2017
Business

TIA Says Loads, Revenue Up on Truckload, Intermodal Strength

Freight shipments increased 9.2% in the fourth quarter year-over-year, and 3.7% sequentially, as truckload capacity tightened, intermodal activity picked up and less-than-truckload business remained flat, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association and industry executives.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
Business

Profit Margins Improve Year-Over-Year in Second Quarter, TIA Report Shows

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has released a second-quarter report that shows improved profit margins year-over-year and a slight decline from the quarter.

Transport Topics
August 26, 2016
Business

Use of Technology, Faster Deliveries Offer 3PLs Path to Grow, TIA Says

Transportation Intermediaries Association

SAN ANTONIO — Despite a number of continued regulatory concerns, freight brokers and logistics companies have the ability to expand their businesses through better use of technology and by participating in the growing demand for faster delivery of goods purchased online, officials of the Transportation Intermediaries Association said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 18, 2016

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