freight brokers

Ken Lund: 75K broker bond no ‘large broker’ move

A Transportation Intermediaries Association board member objects to characterizations of the the organization as serving the interests only of large brokerages.

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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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LogBook

Audit delays cross-border plan, court asked to review pilot program, hours rule due by end of month, a bridge closure, FMCSA says CSA helps compliance and other industry news items are featured.

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Broker rates top shippers in some U.S. lanes

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24 percent of routes, TransCore said.

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3 keys to expansion

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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Broker Trinity Transport seeking best driver nominations

On its website and Facebook page, broker Trinity Transport is seeking nominations for a competition for best truck driver held in conjunction with National Truck Driver Appreciation week, "dedicated to those who spend their days away from home to make it possible for others to live comfortably," as their site notes. A good description of the driver's job, and a fair one. First, Second and Third spots in the contest receive $1,000, $100 and $25, respectively. You ...

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Broker freight increased average 10% in 2010

Freight brokers on average moved 10 percent more freight in 2010, while their gross margins declined by 4 percent.

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Broker group offers online seminar on bond bill

The Senate broker bill would increase broker bond to $100,000 from $10,000.

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Bill would strengthen freight broker oversight

The bill increases bond to $100,000 and applies the bonding requirement to freight forwarders.

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Freight broker business stable, survey finds

The annual TransCore Broker Benchmark Survey shows freight broker numbers are stabilizing after rough 2009.

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