Tag: James Lamb
News roundup, Oct. 30: FBI seeks missing-person help; FMCSA IT faces scrutiny; another ELD small-fleet exemption application and suspension petition; Uber Freight expands to Canada
FBI seeks information on missing 14-year-old from Virginia. SBTC group seeking ELD exemption, suspensions. Freight-matching brokerage Uber Freight announced Wednesday it is expanding into Canada, with both domestic and cross-border load options available, the company says. Also, DOT’s Inspector General has opened an audit into the security of FMCSA’s IT infrastructure.
October 30, 2019
Memorial event, convoy to honor Burt Reynolds
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition has planned a memorial event & convoy to honor Burt Reynolds on Sept. 29-30, 2018. Get the details on Overdrive.
September 19, 2018
Truckers may receive payments from fraudulent services case
FTC’s complaint that launched the case said DOTAuthority and JPL Enterprises engaged in the deceptive acts and practices alleged. More on the settlement here.
June 18, 2018
Electronic Logging Devices
Group requests ELD waiver for small carriers
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition has asked the FMCSA to waive the required use of ELDs for small carriers, which includes owner-operators.
June 4, 2018
Owner-operator services firms to pay $900k to settle claims of scamming truckers
James P. Lamb, a former small-broker advocate and now head of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, has agreed to settle a probe into his business dealings brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, who accused Lamb and several of his businesses of cheating owner-operators out of millions of dollars over the course of several years.
March 20, 2018
Amid driver shootings, SBTC group promotes Sept. 5 as ‘Day without a trucker’
The group’s head, James Lamb, notes 400 or more truckers have committed to participating in a D.C. parade, and others plan to shut down in solidarity. Lamb himself remains under an FTC suit against two businesses for deceptive marketing practices, to which he’s countersued.
August 28, 2017
FTC claims carrier services companies misrepresented themselves toward securing fees from owner-operators
The FTC says James Lamb’s DotAuthority.com and Dotfilings.com tricked small business truckers into paying unnecessary federal and state registration fees by pretending to be associated with the Department of Transportation or other agencies. Lamb strongly questions FTC tactics.
October 23, 2016
‘Mike’s Law’: National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition’s petition to Congress for a federal ‘business carry’ program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential “enabling legislation” and filed it with Congressional representatives.
September 26, 2014
Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense
A new “right to carry” petition is being circulated by SBTC’s James Lamb. It’s collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there’s support for easing many interstate drivers’ ability to legally travel with firearms.
August 28, 2014
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.
October 2, 2012
Small brokers reload on $75K bond
Small brokers group AIPBA planning court challenge to the new $75K broker/freight forwarder surety bond requirement.
August 23, 2012
Beefing Up the Bond
Small brokers oppose proposed regs to increase the minimum bond to $100,000 and add other owner-operator protection.
June 1, 2012
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