Legal, Practical, and Economic Aspects of Third Party Motor Carrier Services: An Overview

Particularly because third-party intermediaries play important and efficient roles in freight movement streamlining, within the transportation industry use of such intermediaries is well accepted. There is significant concern within the industry, however, in regard to intermediaries due to the absence of any signficant administrative or legislative oversight, as well as the large numbers of and rapid growth of intermediaries. In particular, motor carriers lament that the damaged business relationships with brokers that frequently result from lack of oversight and regulation when there is business mismanagement or corrupt or unscrupulous activity have economic impacts that the carriers must bear. The elimination of past problems and facilitation of mutually rewarding future services should be assisted by the rise of the "Gold Book" and similar programs, as well as Transportation Intermediaries Association efforts for relevant contract standardization and industry-wide attempts at relevant education provision in regard to sound management techniques and pertinent legal principles.


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  • Accession Number: 01076589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2007 11:31AM