Anti-surcharge skimming bill sought in US

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  1. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    Anti-surcharge skimming bill sought in US
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  3. milestogo

    milestogo Light Load Member

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    Go get ' em Olive Oil, Popeye is getting tired.:biggrin_2551:
     
  4. BigDiesel

    BigDiesel Light Load Member

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    This bill should die a quick death..... If it passes surcharges disappear.... And will hurt the ones who need surcharges the worst....
     
  5. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

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    Big D, I think I disagree. Surcharges will continue. I think what will happen is that the proliferation of brokers will cease, and the overall number of brokers will decline - possibly significantly.

    Shippers obviously are willing to pay the surcharge, and we all know the O/O need it... the agent in the middle making the mess. Make it harder for the carpetbagger to suck extra money out of the system and everybody wins.

    It may be LEGAL at this point for the broker to take part of the surcharge, but it's darn sure unethical. I think I'd be looking for a new broker if I didn't get a full fuel surcharge on my contract.
     
  6. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I heard Todd Spencer on Sirius Road Dog show Friday. He said that many brokers are screaming to high heaven about this bill. I hope it passes as it will help to end their rape of the O/Os. Taking more than 10% off of the freight for brokering is stealing from the guy that pays the bills.
     
  7. twinturbotrans

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    ive been waiting for this for a long time...its gonna be slow death to all pencil pushers in this biz.
     
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