Tag Archives: brokers

Comdata institutes instant pay feature for Comchek Mobile app

Fuel card and payment provider Comdata announced this week it has enabled instant pay functionality on its Comchek Mobile app, available via iOS and Android. The newly added feature allows brokers and fleets to instantly pay drivers for loads, fuel adv…

Heavy-haul: Oil/gas plant expansion project complete

Heavy-haul and project-based brokerage / logistics manager Principle Logistics Group recently completed the second round of transportation planning and execution for Brazos Midstream’s (Brazos) Comanche Plant II Expansion project in West Texas.

POLL: How common is automatic location information sharing in your operation?

As package tracking becomes more ubiquitous in the consumer world, shippers/receivers are demanding such tracking from their transport service providers as a matter of course — how often do you find yourself actually sharing such tracking information …

Food Safety Modernization Act’s requirements for perishables haulers, and unintended consequences

Much of the burden of FSMA-related compliance falls on food shippers. But there’s evidence of a new willingness of shippers/brokers to use contracts to “cram down” liability on carriers, with potential for uninsured losses as a result of insignificant …

House passes bill with directives on driver breaks, criteria for brokers/shippers selecting a carrier

Two trucking policy riders made their way into a House bill passed Friday: One to protect carriers from litigation from drivers seeking wages for state-mandated meal and rest breaks, mostly isolated to California currently. The other is a policy provis…

Don’t be a ‘one-and-done’: Know your customer to survive/thrive in the first year with carrier authority

For most new independent owner-ops, emphasizes Kevin Rutherford in this edition of Overdrive Radio, the customer (fundamentally the entity that pays your business for its service) is one, a few or several brokers. Too many owner-ops fail to see or trea…

Brian Hardman, broker of Fulmer Logistics: ‘Load boards are a gamble, for me and for carriers’

And more from Hardman, whose two decades as a broker follow time driving OTR, among other things. His business, built on close relationships with a core team of owner-operators, is the focus of the second installment in “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer’s “Fa…

Toward pacifying brokers’ POD expectations with an ELD system

Eagle Express owner Leander Richmond’s Omnitracs onboard dedicated-type ELDs have delivered his eight-truck operation a capability that could at least help solve a particular problem — increasingly “ridiculous” proof-of-delivery expectations among brok…