Today's Trucking

Opinion: Set up a trust account for brokered loads

May 28, 2019

Carriers expect to be paid for the freight they move. There’s no surprise there. But the businesses that broker or sub-broker loads might be surprised to learn they can be held liable for ensuring freight-related payments get to carriers that turn the wheels.

Does your bill of lading fall short?

December 5, 2018

A “lading” is nothing more than an archaic word for cargo, but continues to be used when it comes to the all-important bill of lading – a carrier’s contract to carry cargo. This is the document that includes the obligations […]

Defend the driver, defend the operator

June 29, 2018

Operators may want to defend individual drivers — or even independent operators — against charges that can affect safety ratings. After all, if the driver pleads guilty, or plea bargains for a reduced fine, the demerit points will still count against the operator.