Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Stop Trafficking, Carriers as Brokers

I have been feeling a calling to do what I can to help stop and raise awareness against human trafficking in some way, and today I came across an organization called Truckers Against Trafficking.

April 8, 2013

Brokers, 3PLs Raise Share of LTL Freight Shipments

Freight brokers and third-party logistics companies are making inroads in the less-than-truckload market, a trend that reflects the desire by those firms to expand and diversify beyond traditional truckload markets, according to industry analysts.

April 8, 2013

Broker Bond Clash Continues After Law Sets Higher Minimum

A provision in the recently enacted federal transportation legislation aimed at protecting truckers and shippers by dramatically raising the bond freight brokers must pay has ignited a storm of controversy.

July 23, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Higher Broker Bonds

I am writing today regarding the June 18 Opinion titled “Higher Bonds Still Not the Answer” by Daniel Larson, president and chief operating officer, Pacific Financial Association Inc.

July 2, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Tinted Windows, Crash Data, Broker Liability

You may want to clarify the following statement from the news item titled “Trucks May Have Tinted Windows, Group Says,” which ran in the April 6 edition of “Truck owners are allowed to tint the windshields and side windows of a truck’s cab, which could protect drivers from harmful sunlight, the International Window Film Association said.”

April 23, 2012

Provision in Senate’s Transport Legislation Would Raise Broker Surety Bond to $100,000

A provision in the Senate transportation bill would raise the surety requirement for freight brokers to $100,000 from $10,000.

March 28, 2012

Registration Paperwork Too Long, Confusing, Carriers, Brokers Tell FMCSA

Trade organizations representing motor carriers and freight brokers generally backed a federal move to streamline the federal registration process, but complained that the registration form is too long and complicated for many in the industry.

January 9, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Broker Woes

I’ve read many articles on the proposed increase in bonds. It is clear there is a need to “shake out” the bad guys, but who is going to do that? The bad guys will remain or learn a new scam, and the honest guys will continue to pay more in bond fees and freight rates.

August 8, 2011

Keep Trucking, Broker Units Separate, Attorneys at ATA Conference Advise

PHOENIX — Trucking companies with brokerage units should organize the two divisions separately, a panel of attorneys said at a recent meeting here.

July 5, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Broker Surety Bill Redux, Recruitment Claims

Without small brokers serving the industry, independent truckers would be at the mercy of a small, powerful group of large property brokers to secure their loads on the backhaul.

June 6, 2011