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AIPBA president calls for more transparency among small brokers

Small Business in Transportation Coalition

Small Business in Transportation Coalition encourages the formation of new and transparent partnerships between truckers and brokers as members of the same small business supply chain team.







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.

Trucker Broker 12PL Handshake

“12PL,” a play on the “3PL” term for third-party logistics companies, is the name of the brokerage James Lamb says he’s prepared to launch to “lead by example” on broker/trucker freight-transaction transparency


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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James Lamb  is the Owner/CEO of, President of AIPBA, Former DOT/Criminal Investigator


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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  1. […] I read this, it indeed was similar to what James Lamb, another industry professional has suggested, that drivers are opposed to ELDS  because they would no longer be able to cheat on their logs, significantly affecting their wages. […]

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