Broken record? Broker issues persist

May 18, 2020


Land Line Now, May 18, 2020.

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Fifteen years ago, OOIDA’s Jim Johnston debated Bob Voltmann of the broker group TIA – and some of the same issues they discussed are still with us today.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Trucker protests continue; Cash tolls to return to New Jersey this week; and bringing a truck show favorite online – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Broker issues 15 years later – same song, second verse

Three weeks from now, Land Line Now will mark its 15th anniversary on the air. And from the start, we’ve covered some of the most important issues facing truckers across the country. In that first year, two important figures in the trucking industry came on our show to debate the issues creating friction between brokers and truckers. Many of the issues they discussed then are still very pertinent today – and have been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. So as part of the celebration of our anniversary – and as part of our ongoing coverage of broker-carrier issues – today and tomorrow, we’ll take a look back at the 2005 debate between Bob Voltmann of the TIA, a group representing brokers, and OOIDA’s longtime president, Jim Johnston.

III. Broker issues 15 years later – Part II

Jim Johnston and Bob Voltmann discuss cooperating to solve broker-carrier issues.

IV. Broker-carrier analysis: New lessons from an old issue

What can we learn from the broker-carrier relationship a decade ago that can apply to the issue today? We’ll offer some analysis of where we are and what’s next.

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