Tag Archives: brokers

<$1/mile freight? C’mon, brokers, really?

For too many brokers fishing for sub-$1/mile rates, it’s like “tossing a peanut shell into the cage of a starving patriot,” says independent reader Jeffery Hanson. “The starving man will eat it. But he does not realize he is almost dead, just that he i…

For the love of … Patty the traveling road dog, with owner-op Rob Goodwin, and introducing ‘Over the Road’

After an expensive encounter with a bad broker cost him $10K and, ultimately, his small fleet business and authority, owner-operator Goodwin found his stride with one truck leased now to Terra Trucking, and with an uncommonly important companion in Pat…

Owner-op Rob Goodwin sees utility in no-broker, shipper-carrier connection platform RiteLoad

Owner-operator Rob Goodwin lauds growth in freight volumes and consistency in the shipper-carrier connection platform Riteload, who’s invested in a 33,000-square-foot office facility near Philadelphia as business grows for the company.

POLL: What sources do you use to check an unfamiliar broker’s credit?

When you’re weighing the decision to do business with a broker you may be unfamiliar with, what sources for creditworthiness information do you most often use, whether a partner factoring company or load board source of information or a full-blown cred…

How to file against a broker’s bond — and other collections-related resources

Clearly, broker nonpayment has been an issue for plenty owner-operators over the years — in response to recent polling, three in four reported taking some recourse in the event of nonpayment. The most common single avenue followed: filing a claim on t…

News roundup, Dec. 19: New no-fee quick-pay option; PFJ opens new California location

LoadDelivered, the freight management division of Capstone Logistics, launched a new “QuickPay+” program with “free, one-day payments,” the company says. A new Flying J Travel Center opened this week in Jurupa Valley, California, near the intersection …

POLL: What’s been your recourse action when a broker doesn’t pay?

Whether taking it up with the shipper/receiver responsible on the loading, filing against the broker’s bond, reporting to DOT or other law enforcement agency for potential fraud, or filing a lawsuit: What have you done in the past when a nonpayment iss…

How to file a coercion or harassment complaint

Filing a coercion complaint can be done via the FMCSA’s National Consumer Complaint Database in the “Driver” section. Also here, a look at the concentration of coercion complaints, by state, over the four years the Coercion Rule has been in place.

Parties other than carriers now subject to enforcement under the Coercion Rule

One standout aspect of the coercion rule is that it marked the first time the FMCSA gained some authority to investigate and fine shippers and receivers not already under its regulatory purview. The rule also broadened agency authorities over brokers. …

News roundup, Nov. 20: Large broker’s insta-book option for carriers; Photos: Three dumps of the month

Schneider Transportation Management has implemented the Trucker Tools company’s Book-it-Now option for loads booked within its system by contracted carriers. See photos of “Truck of the Month” from dump truck contractor-transport provide freight-match …