A broker trade association is appealing a new regulation that changed their minimum bond requirement from $10,000 to $75,000, which it says already has shut down 2,768 brokers not in compliance by Dec. 1 deadline.
A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."
Operators and carriers discuss strategies toward adequate rates and compensation given declining length-of-haul in reefer and dry van segments, and how flatbed differs.
Company cofounder Roseanne Stanzione is an NYC-based former Wall Street analyst who calls herself an "accidental champion of fair pricing for drivers."
FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.
Not a post about some back-page classified from a fly-by-night broker using cheap-freight, low-pay scabs to entice unknowing shippers... just an installment in the annals of U.S. fashion.
In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.
Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.
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