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Category Archives: Freight Broker Bonds

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

25
Mar
2014

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 »




19
Mar
2014

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 »




26
Feb
2014

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 »




10
Feb
2014

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 »




30
Dec
2013

What 2014 holds for the trucking industry

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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 »




11
Nov
2013

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 »