“Our only goal for the TIA Model Broker-Carrier-Carrier Contract was to create a fair and balanced model contract that increases the standard and serves the best interests of both brokers and carriers,” said Robert Voltmann, President and CEO of TIA. “The carrier and broker can sign the TIA model broker contract without being afraid of hidden provisions.” For example, the contract has the floor, where an organization would agree that the broker “is the only party responsible for paying transportation costs,” and an absolute prohibition for air carriers to pay freight fees by a shipper who has paid a broker. These provisions would remove the airline`s right to collect unpaid transportation costs from a shipper in an agency relationship with its chosen real estate agent. The contract offers these advantages to both thieves and brokers: – Use the sender: Offers the carrier the use of the sender for payment, the broker does not have to pay the institution. The American Trucking Associations have expressed serious concerns about several provisions of the new modeling agreement of the Intermediator Carrier Association to structure the legal relationship between carriers and brokers. ATA believes that, in many cases, the model agreement favours the interests of brokers and their clients over those of the engine erode. Broker must pay: Provides for the forwarder to get payment from the broker, regardless of whether the real estate agent withdraws the payment from his client. Other provisions include a provision to reduce the 120-day time limit for air carriers to currently have legislation to respond to cargo requests, with a breach of the carrier`s full liability; and a provision that results in damage as a result of unauthorized encerculation of exposure loads. Pat Pitz is the editor of freight broker DAT Solutions` newsletter. He has almost 20 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. Prior to joining DAT, he spent 8 years at an advertising and public relations agency in Portland, where he wrote newsletters and other content for a large number of high-level clients, including many in the trucking industry.
The Association of Transport Intermediaries (TIA), an interprofessional organisation of external logistics providers (3PLs), has developed a brokerage-carrier contract to promote best practices between brokers and carriers.