Victim of a broker rip-off?

August 10, 2020


Land Line Now, Aug. 10, 2020.

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Truckers who have been victims of a broker rip-off have few options – and those may depend on the broker-carrier agreement. We’ll discuss a real-world case.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

States continue to make changes as COVID conditions continue to shift; port workers go on strike in Montreal; and this time, it’s a “Jill” of all trades – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Broker rip-offs – few protections available

Broker-carrier agreements – and the exploitation of truckers by some brokers – is a constant in the trucking industry. And the agreement between the two is one of the few things that can offer truckers any protection. We’ll discuss a real-world case.

III. Bullish on the trucking economy

Things look bleak on the economic front, but at least one financial expert remains bullish on a rebound. We’ll talk with an expert about where things stand now – and why the trucking industry is a good indicator about where we’re headed.

IV. Road builders want to keep highway taxes

A coalition of road building interests has called on Congress to keep in place the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, which OOIDA and others asked to be suspended to help truckers through the current economic crisis, as well as other road taxes.

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