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 Lamb’s bold new approach was introduced first on Social Media and then at the AIPBA seminar at MATS. His goals toward transparency in broker-trucker relations also includes addressing numerous industry problems such as e-logs, driver harassment, driver pay, and ethics in transportation. He has introduced the new Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) which encourages the formation of new partnerships between truckers and brokers as members of the same small business supply chain team.
The ultimate goal of SBTC is to protect and promote the small truckers and brokers in the industry and follow a theme of teamwork and partnerships in business.
James often references OOIDA Executive Director Todd Spencer’s 2009 statement: “The big broker should never be the first call you make. Small brokers should treat you better and work harder to develop a mutually profitable relationship.”
“It’s time to stop acting like adversaries and start acting like partners… because we are in fact partners in business,” Lamb said.
Lamb stated that although the push toward transparency should be voluntary and left to market forces to embrace the new paradigm, he would be leading by example as general manager of a new brokerage called 12PL (“12PL,” a play on the “3PL” term for third-party logistics companies)
Join us Thursday April 10th on Blog Talk Radio Truth About Trucking ‘Live’ as we discuss this “New Deal” among truckers and small freight brokers. Listen online or call in to listen. Have your questions ready and join in the conversation either in the online chat room or by calling in 347-826-9170
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