The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently accepting public comment on broker transparency issues — and truckers blast freight brokers in comments to FMCSA.

From now through October 19, FMCSA is accepting comments on two separate petitions regarding transparency in transactions with freight brokers submitted by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC).

The petitions come after the issue of unscrupulous freight brokers became a major hot button topic in trucking in the spring of 2020. A group of truckers spent weeks parked on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the issue. They were eventually rewarded for their efforts with a meeting with the then-Acting Administrator of the FMCSA Jim Mullen and Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff.

The OOIDA petition asks the FMCSA to require that brokers to provide an electronic copy of each transaction record automatically within 48 hours after the contractual service has been completed. 

The SBTC petition asks that FMCSA amend regulations to prohibit brokers from coercing truckers to waive their right to review the record of the transaction as a condition of doing business.

So far, 858 comments have been received. Read the entire CDL Life article and check out a sample of what commenters are saying.

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