The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) will hold its 2013 fall meeting in conjunction with the IANA Intermodal Expo & NITL TransComp Exhibition. This event is set for November 16-19 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston TX.

Attendees are invited to attend TIA’s Sunday session without additional cost. The sessions are intended for any 3PLs, shippers, and carriers that want to improve and grow their business, while gaining insights into critical issues affecting the brokerage industry. Sunday programs include:

•8:30 am to 10 am—The TIA Legal Committee Meeting will discuss legal trends directly affecting the transportation industry and how the latest court cases will specifically affect your business.

•10 am to 11 am—Roundtable: “The Match,” a discussion by TIA’s expert panel of brokers and motor carriers about establishing a lasting business relationship with each other.

•11:15 am to 12:45 pm—Roundtable: “Hiring the Best and Eliminating the Rest!” Dr JamesKenny, professor of marketing at Western Illinois University, will offer his insights and suggestions to utilize when making critical business decisions.

•1 pm to 2 pm—Roundtable: “Intermodal: the Real Story” breaks from the theme of the other roundtables to discuss the possibilities offered by rail. Experts from rail and freight brokerages will sit down to discuss the “green” option.

•2 pm to 3 pm—The TIA Operations Committee Meeting will discuss concerns pertaining to employee misclassification issues. The meeting will discuss and hand out copies of TIA’s FLSA Framework and touch on indemnification issues, state tax issues, and the TIA Veterans Initiative.

•3:30 pm to 5 pm—The TIA Highway Logistics Conference Meeting will discuss upcoming FMCSA rulemakings that were codified into law within MAP-21. The conference will discuss the impact of some of the more major provisions to be implemented and how they will impact a business.

Continuing Monday, the TIA Education session is:

•10 am to 11:15 am—TIA’s Vicarious Liability—New Lessons, discussing the latest trends in motor carrier accident liability, and how to protect a business by avoiding problems through establishment of a carrier selection framework.

The TIA Education Session for Tuesday is:

•8 am to 9:15 am—Risky Business: Protecting Against Fraud, a session focused on the increasing trends and the need for an industrywide approach to dealing with fraud. The session will feature recommendations from members of the TIA Fraud Task Force, alongside other industry experts.

Detailed information may be found on www.tianet.org, or contact Cindy Amos (amos@tianet.org, 703-299-5710).