Tag: James Woods
The broker-margin transparency federal law already affords to carriers who request it
Owner-operators have a “right to review” amounts paid by shippers, collected by brokers and disbursed to themselves in any brokered freight transaction. But a right does nothing for anyone if not exercised — too many truckers, watchers contend, just aren’t aware of this one.
January 9, 2019
Highway robbery: A clouded transparency
You think you’re all set: After 120 deadhead miles, you’re almost to the pickup — when the broker calls. The load’s canceled, he says, and $150 truck-ordered-not-used (TONU) is coming your way. … True? Or did he just find somebody cheaper …
March 9, 2018
Podcast: ‘Make mad money! Be a freight broker!’: Independent James Woods on a culture of dishonesty among middlemen
The push for maximum profit, whatever the cost in toil or honesty be damned, clearly infects some corners of the trucking industry, to the detriment, too often, of those doing the work of hauling the freight. That’s the message of independent James Woods, who spoke for this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast on subjects of transactional transparency, fair dealing and more.
July 13, 2017
Disruptive behavior most truckers wouldn’t give a demerit
Would margin transparency in brokered freight transactions be a disruption worth lauding? Here, a run back through recent history’s arguments for — and occasionally against.
June 27, 2017
Spot market: Good things come to those who wait
In this week’s spot market update, owner-operator James Woods urges more owner-operators to use tactical patience/time to their negotiating advantage — and demand maps, more for dry van, reefer loads in the last week.
April 6, 2017
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