Tag Archives: brokers

Avoid getting stiffed: New flag on brokers with bonds pending cancellation can be effective recon tool

If a surety provider’s notice of cancellation of a broker’s bond can’t result in an immediate suspension because of “the need for rulemaking,” as FMCSA has noted, “that is a catch-22,” one watcher says, a “stretch of highway 100 miles long” with no sto…

Beware what you sign with brokers: Freight-payment offsetting of cargo claims a ‘sucker’s game’

Every had a broker give you load after load following a cargo claim, then never pay you for any of them? Such can be the case when “right to offset” clauses are included in a brokerage contract. Issues discussed in this Overdrive Radio edition with tra…

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…