Is FMCSA coordinate freight rate transparency with brokers?

Washington D.C. – Recent comments by the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on enforcing federal rules regarding freight rate transparency are raising new questions.

As Washington D.C. informs us, the recent comments by the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on enforcing federal rules regarding freight rate transparency are raising new questions.

Truckers with a small business and some trucking groups that are still demanding FMCSA enforce the now famous 49 CFR 371.3, which requires brokers to provide a copy of all documents upon delivery of the load.

As we understand, almost all brokers require carriers to waive this right.

Such Groups as the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) and the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) have petitioned the FMCSA. They asked to disallow waiver provisions in brokers’ contracts with carriers.

FMCSA’s Acting Administrator, Jim Mullen, made a recent statement. He told that the Agency questions whether it has the “statutory authorities” to do so.

Coordination or Coincidence?

Mullen’s comments on the freight rate transparency issue sound too similar to those being made by members of the freight broker lobby.

By Denis Kirston
22 / 06 / 2020
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