freight forwarders

Trucking 101: The difference between a freight forwarder and a broker

| February 23, 2015

The primary, though not the only, difference between forwarders and brokers is that a freight broker never takes possession of items being shipped.

Legislation introduced to clarify broker/shipper carrier-selection requirements

| May 23, 2014

TIA believes H.R. 4727 would remove the "confusing and conflicting vagaries" of CSA BASIC data as it relates to charges of the negligent selection of a carrier,

Driver Bettina Cameron ‘Losing It’, New Entrant test backgrounder

| January 18, 2014

Driver Cameron's new Facebook page is dedicated to sharing her story -- she's lost 75 pounds while driving over-the-road in just a year -- to inspire others. Also: More on the New Entrant testing rulemaking ...

How-to: File against a broker’s bond

| March 08, 2013

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.

Highway bill highlight reel

| June 28, 2012

The American Trucking Associations' summary of new highway bill items that are of interest to motor carriers, sent out to various media, follows -- I've rearranged a few items of driver/owner-operator interest to bring them ...

Beefing Up the Bond

Todd Dills | June 01, 2012

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

OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

| April 27, 2012

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 ...

Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

| April 20, 2012

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version ...

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