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Category Archives: Freight Broker Bonds

Articles and current events on surety bonds required to legally operate as a freight broker.


In 2013 Trucks Moved $679 Billion in Goods Between NAFTA Member Countries

jack satta (fnb) / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND According to data provided by the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2013 the trucking industry moved $679 billion worth of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This is more than half of the total of $1.138 trillion in transported goods between the countries read more »


Optimistic Forecast: Slow Revival for the Economy, Freight Tonnage

MattyCoachMan / Foter / CC BY-SA After the polar vortex that for the last several months brought about winter harsher than the usual, the economy is slowly picking up. With it, the truck-based freight tonnage is also showing signs of revival. The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently indicated that its for-hire truck tonnage index increased read more »


Top 5 Freight Broker and Trucking Blogs

The past several months have been unpredictable and even stressful for many freight brokers due to the industry changes brought on by MAP-21. For a change of pace, we compiled a top 5 list of the blogs and resources to keep updated with freight and trucking industry news, equipment reviews and thoughts from real drivers read more »


3 Reasons to Start a Freight Broker Business in 2014

Thousands of freight brokers have felt the effects of MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) since it went into effect on October 1st, 2013; whether they had to adjust to new requirements or leave the freight broker business altogether. However, if you’ve ever considered starting a freight brokerage, this could be read more »


What 2014 holds for the trucking industry


After 2013 was named the Year of the Network in the freight transportation field, what will 2014 be? Some of the biggest trends we saw this year include a focus on technology in freight transportation, new FMCSA regulations in a few areas, and less small freight brokers in business. Keeping in mind that trucking remains read more »


Freight Brokers Must Apply by 11/25 to Guarantee $75K Bond by FMCSA Deadline

The FMCSA grace period for compliance with the $75,000 freight broker bond requirement ends on 12/1/2013. However, freight brokers who want to guarantee they will have the $75,000 bond in time only have until 11/25/2013 to submit all required information and documents to our bond agency, JW Surety Bonds. Doesn’t the Grace Period End on read more »