Business, Logistics

What Can Freight Brokers Do When It’s Tough To Find Load Coverage?

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Freight brokers are on the front lines of the trucking industry. They act as an intermediary between shippers and carriers, which is not an easy job.

December 1, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Property Carrier Brokers Fight Attempts to Make Public Their Pricing Documents

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The Transportation Intermediaries Association is asking federal regulators to sunset a decades-old regulation that the group argues is out of alignment with today’s brokerage marketplace.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Can On-Demand Freight Really Work for Trucking?

In theory, the idea of an on-demand freight marketplace sounds great. In fact, there has been a big push and a great deal of investment made into automating freight brokerage or non-asset logistics.

Eric Spearin | President, Transervice Integrated Solutions
November 30, 2020

Freight Broker Report Shows Margins Still Improving

Freight brokers’ profit margins continue to improve, based on the latest report from the Transportation Intermediaries Association, which showed both year-over-year and sequential progress in the first quarter.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 6, 2016

FourKites Introduces Free Load-Tracking Service for Small, Midsize Brokers

Transportation technology supplier FourKites Inc. has introduced CarrierLink, a load-tracking service for freight brokers that monitors a shipment’s location via a mobile application on drivers’ smartphones.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2015

U.S. Attorneys Crack Down on Brokerage Schemes in Illinois, New York

The U.S. departments of Transportation and Justice announced two legal actions aimed at bogus freight brokers operating improperly: a guilty plea in Illinois and an indictment in New York.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
December 29, 2014

Brokers’ Truckload Profit Margins Reach Three-Year High

Brokers’ profit margins for truckload freight hit a three- year high during the second quarter as capacity continued to tighten, a new report said.

September 1, 2014

TIA Unveils Guide to Combat Cargo Fraud

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Transportation Intermediaries Association took a step to help brokers combat fraud by issuing a report that stresses preventing theft-related losses.

April 21, 2014
Government, Business

Group Requests Exemption from New Bond Level for All Brokers

The Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents has asked the federal government to exempt all brokers from the new requirement that they each obtain surety bonds of at least $75,000.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 27, 2013
Government, Business

Appeals Court Denies AIPBA Request to Stay FMCSA Broker Bond Rule

A federal appeals court denied a request to postpone enforcement of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule that would increase to $75,000 from $10,000 the minimum amount of a surety bond the businesses must carry.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 26, 2013