FMCSA calls out sham towing fees charged to truckers

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  2. TexasRiverRat

    TexasRiverRat Light Load Member

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    From the article...."ATRI also found that 29.8% of invoices were found to include either excessive rates or excessive additional charges. Roughly half of these cases had excessive rates for equipment, labor or storage, and the other half had excessive miscellaneous or administrative charges."

    But who decides what's excessive? I for one don't trust our government to do that.

    Tomorrow they'll be talking about how the trucking industry is charging excessive rates to move loads at the detriment of the consumer.
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    One example; a towing company charged $20,000 for putting a swimmer in the water, when the wreck was in the desert where there was no water.
     
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    They should be charged with fraud. There's already laws on the books for that.
     
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    Our government is perfect for deciding what is excessive since they enacted the system that taxes a single dollar 126 times.
     
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    Probably the biggest scam in human history.
     
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