FMCSA Releases Final Guidelines to Tackle Illegal Brokers in Trucking
New FMCSA guidelines aim to clarify the roles and responsibilities of brokers, dispatchers, and agents in the trucking industry, helping to expose and curb illegal broker activities.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued final guidelines aimed at curbing the rise of illegal brokers and dispatchers in the trucking industry. The guidelines, developed in response to the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, clarify FMCSA’s interpretation of truck brokerages and "allocation of traffic" among brokers, dispatchers, and agents. They provide examples of legal brokered loads and stress that entities acting as dispatchers need a broker's license unless working under specific conditions. The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) has applauded the move, stating it could be a "death blow" for unlicensed brokers.
Final guidelines issued by the FMCSA clarifying the agency’s interpretation of truck brokerages could help reverse a growing trend of illegal brokers and dispatchers infiltrating the industry, according to a group representing small-business truckers.https://t.co/fXjG50Hvms— FreightWaves (@FreightWaves) June 15, 2023