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Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

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Results: uShip’s new online-payment system

Carrier Dry Creek Express reports benefits of new uShip Payments collections system, now available to haulers booking freight in the uShip online marketplace.

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Whence the great rates?

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

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Are you ready to go independent?

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

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ATTN brokers: Poll on broker bond being circulated

The Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents is circulating a poll on LinkedIn meat to probe thoughts of current members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association on the highway bill measure to increase the minimum broker surety bond requirement to $75,000. We reported on the measure as it was in conference between House and Senate and set to raise the bond to $100,000, an amount both the TIA and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association favored. The AIPBA ...

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LETTER: Shippers ultimately responsible for payments

Denver-based independent Tom Koller spells out a court case that placed ultimately responsibility for freight payment on shippers.

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EOBRs, broker bond in limbo as highway bill nears

If passed as drafted, MAP-21 would mandate EOBRs for virtually all interstate carriers and raise brokers' minimum surety requirements to $100,000.

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Beefing Up the Bond

Small brokers oppose proposed regs to increase the minimum bond to $100,000 and add other owner-operator protection.

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OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure (to raise it from $10,000 to $100,000) from small brokerages and their advocates, who have been reaching out to owner-operators hoping for a little small-business camaraderie. They paint the bond-increase proposal as an attempt by large brokerages and the biggest ...

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