Opinion: Set up a trust account for brokered loads
Carriers expect to be paid for the freight they move. There’s no surprise there. But the businesses that broker or sub-broker loads might be surprised to learn they can be held liable for ensuring freight-related payments get to carriers that turn the wheels.
Defend the driver, defend the operator
Operators may want to defend individual drivers -- or even independent operators -- against charges that can affect safety ratings. After all, if the driver pleads guilty, or plea bargains for a reduced fine, the demerit points will still count against the operator.