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Category Archives: Freight Broker

AIPBA extends apology to TIA

Jun
9,
2014
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Recently there have been some pretty heated discussions on one of the popular Social Media websites, LinkedIn, involving the different ideals and goals among freight broker trade groups, specifically the AIPBA and TIA. Each group has become quite vocal in … Continue reading

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Freight Broker Announces First Ever Rate Transparency Policy In Nation

May
7,
2014
1

Effective on May 1, 2014 LogisticsCom became the first national freight brokerage agency to enact an Ethical Broker Rate Transparency Policy. This rate transparency policy is open to all carrier partners of LogisticsCom along with our clients.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … Continue reading

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AIPBA president calls for more transparency among small brokers

Apr
8,
2014
1

            AIPBA president James Lamb is calling for more transparency among small freight brokers as they deal with truckers.  His plan includes raising  standards, increasing driver pay, and to improve safety by encouraging compliance. Mr … Continue reading

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Founder of SBTC aims to raise truck driver wages and profits

Mar
30,
2014
1

Since the latest March 13th News Release from FMCSA,  DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries; The controversy has picked up once again for professional drivers. Although the Latest HOS regulations … Continue reading

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The 75K Broker Bond – Is it about preventing fraud or something else?

Jan
30,
2014
1

The $75,000.00 Broker Bond (Trust) was inserted in the Highway Bill, Map21, in the 11th hour right before signing into law.  Who was responsible for this?  Was it to prevent Broker fraud or was there another motive? James Lamb, President … Continue reading

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How a Freight Forwarder is different than a Freight Broker

Apr
12,
2013
1

The terms freight forwarder and freight broker are sometimes used interchangeably, but their jobs are actually quite different. They perform some of the same functions, but a broker acts as an intermediary between the carrier and the shipper, while a … Continue reading

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ATA Opposes HR756- Paying Truckers for Detention Time

May
20,
2011
14

By Jason Haggard– Truck Driver Advocate The American Trucking Association has opted to fight against truck drivers once again just weeks after trying to garner national attention for helping them. The ATA sat back and tried to soak up attention … Continue reading

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Freight Broker Optimistic about Trucking

May
6,
2009
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Jack Martin of A1 Freight Broker Training was our special guest last night on trucking talk radio: Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”   Pointing out the downturn in the economy and the effects the recession has had on the trucking industry, Mr. … Continue reading

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NAFTA Show Reveals FACTS About Policy

May
4,
2009
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Our BTR show yesterday evening  brought in hundreds of listeners as we discussed the real facts about NAFTA and its effects on the world economy. Our next show is Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 7:30 PM EST – Special guest, … Continue reading

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How to be a More Successful Owner Operator

Apr
26,
2009
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When freight forwarding giant, DHL from their Atlanta, GA office, pulled out of the U.S., they called Jack Martin for help in training.  Owner of A1 Freight Broker Training, Jack Martin is the recognized leader and will return as our … Continue reading

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