Driver coercion rules are now two and half years old, but there's quite a bit of confusion for brokers and shippers. Here are a few quick tips and links to help you out.
What exactly is driver coercion?
The short answer is driver coercion happens when a broker, shipper, or carrier threatens to withhold work, pay, or other benefits from a driver for refusing to violate any FMCSA regulation. Typically this is in the form of coercing drivers to break HOS or safety regulat
We wanted to share a recent UBS analyst report we recieved a couple weeks ago. It's the first research we've seen that dives deep into the freight app market.
One of the most interesting insights details the marketshare of freight apps in brokerage, along with which apps dominate the app market itself.
This includes which apps dominate within just the new players (Uber, Convoy, Trucker Path), along with the established guys (CH Robinson, JB Hunt, DAT, Truckstop).
We wanted to share some preliminary HOS and ELD research our friends at Michigan State, Arkansas, and Northeastern have been working on lately.
The massive spikes and declines in HOS violations by the OOs and smaller fleets is very interesting when compared with the stability of larger fleets. Anaylsis from the authors: (i) We see that small carriers initially saw a dramatic spike in total HOS violation rates once December 18 hit and then started to improve slightly. Th
Some of the most difficult, confusing, and time intensive shipments are the ones going in or out of Mexico.
You have language barriers, regulatory barriers, customs barriers, and culture barriers. It can be daunting for those who have little or no experience.
To help, I created a quick process guide for everyone moving both Northbound and Southbound loads. I also included key terms, as well as a few helpful links including a calendar of US/Mexico holidays, and curre
It's all about leads, leads, leads...isn't it? Whether you're a new freight broker starting out or have an established book of business, you can never have too many leads.
Here are our favorite resources for prospecting leads: IQS DIRECTORY Website: http://www.iqsdirectory.com/ The directory includes links to hundreds of industrial associations in North America. You can spend years going through membership lists. You can find contacts for each company on LinkedIn. EMAI