The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is holding a public listening session on broker transparency and wants to hear from you. Though the forum is open to the public, only those who register ahead of time will be allowed to speak or even attend the event. So register now!
FMCSA has opened up the comments section of the federal register website asking for input on broker transparency. But even though that process is still ongoing, they are also holding a public listening session and seem to be making it unnecessarily difficult for people to be heard.
The listening session was announced last week. The public was told that they would need to register for the event ahead of time, but there was no way to register. Just days before the event is set to be held on October 28th, FMCSA has posted an EventBrite link which will allow people to register. Only those who sign up through this service will be sent links to attend.
“FMCSA would like to hear from members of the public on their views on the regulation of property carrier brokers in general, and on three pending petitions concerning specific property carrier broker regulation issues,” reads the Eventbrite notice. “This meeting does not pertain to broker or freight forwarder minimum financial responsibility matters.”
The online public listening session will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 between 10:00 – 11:30 PDT.