May 15, 2015 - Industry News
Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, BASIC, CSA, Legislation, TIA, Brokers
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
The latest industry survey by the consultancy group Transport Capital Partners sees a shortage of capacity and lack of qualified drivers changing the dynamics of freight, with trends in capacity and rates also contributing to a decline in broker freight.
Tags: Research, Hours of Service, Fleets, Capacity, Brokers, Transport Capital Partners, 34-Hour Restart
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Canada-based customs broker Farrow Co. has acquired CK Logistics Inc., an established customs broker and logistics firm headquartered in San Antonio.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Brokers, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com Inc. for $365 million in cash.
Tags: Intermodal, LTL, Truckload, C.H. Robinson, 3PL, Freightquote.com, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brokers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Kentucky had indicted three people with various trucking companies on charges they attempted to defraud customers.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Kentucky, Brokers
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
Brokers and third-party logistics providers are feeling the labor squeeze along with the trucking industry, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.
Tags: 3PL, Brokers, Logistics, TMW Systems, Capacity
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
A group of brokers and other trucking interests have added to the call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove CSA safety scores from public view. In a September 17 letter, the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation and nine other groups asked Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to draw a curtain over the scores.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS, Brokers
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.
Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
Contract logistics provider, Exel, and its sister logistics company, DHL Supply Chain, have formed a new freight brokerage company, Exel Freight Connect.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Exel Freight Connect
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
A group of small carriers and brokers lost their legal challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA safety enforcement program. In a ruling handed down Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the suit by the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Brokers, Litigation, Regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the carrier. The bill by Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says that shippers and brokers would not be liable for negligence claims at the state level if they made sure that the carrier is registered at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has the required insurance and does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating.
Tags: FMCSA, Liability, TIA, Highway Bill, Safety, Congress, Legislation, Shippers, Brokers
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
A federal court has sentenced a Georgia woman after pleading guilty late last year in a double brokering scheme.
Tags: Georgia, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
March 31, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE – There were a variety of suggestions from industry players on how to implement a new-entrant testing system Friday during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's public listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Mid-America Trucking Show, Brokers
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a freight broker bond company was indicted in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, Calif. late last month in connection with a trust fund scheme.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Brokers, Crime, FMCSA, Regulations
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.
Tags: Drivers, CARB, California, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Reefers, Shippers, Brokers
December 26, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on requests to exempt brokers and some freight forwarders from the new $75,000 bond requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Brokers, Household Goods Movers
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Nearly 10% of the nation’s freight brokers no longer have their licenses following new federal regulations that took effect requiring a higher bonding amount, while another source says the number is even higher.
Tags: TIA, OOIDA, Freight, Brokers, AIPBA, FMCSA, ATA
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
A woman has pleaded guilty to charges in U.S. District Court in Macon, Ga., for her involvement in a double-brokering freight scam. On Nov. 20, Pauline Robinson-Kirkland, of Donalsonville, Ga., admitted to mail fraud. She was indicted in July 2012.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Fraud
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents lost a challenge on Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to delay enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new broker bond requirement that takes full effect on Dec. 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers, AIPBA
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The suit by small property brokers against new bond requirements is back in motion after a federal magistrate lifted a stay, clearing the way for legal arguments over moving the matter to federal appeals court.
Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, Brokers, Litigation, FMCSA, Congress
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is setting an Oct. 1 deadline for compliance with new requirements for brokers and freight forwarders. In a Federal Register notice Thursday, the agency laid out its plan for implementing the terms of last year’s highway law, including a $75,000 bond requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Brokers
July 18, 2013 - Industry News
A group representing small property brokers has sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop the new $75,000 bond requirement scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, saying large trade groups are trying to eliminate small broker competition.
Tags: Owner-Operators, Brokers
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