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H.R.2357 Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 27, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Highways and Transit

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    • Transportation Intermediaries Association

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    • Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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    • American Trucking Associations

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    • On July 12, 2011, by skatefirst - Everyone in business does credit checks. Why don't carriers?? That is what this is all about, because there are plenty of laws dealing with fraud. After 25 years of brokering we have never had a single claim against our bond. Why should I be charged a penalty for the lack of carrier due diligence? All this law will do is create headache, kill off small brokers, and not fix the fraud problem. Uncle Sam will then have to create another entity to provide $100,000 broker insurance products, as insurance companies will make bonding coverage very costly or they may just quit issuing insurance. More government. It would make fair sense to consider a brokers history. Use a reasonable reachable bonding requirement like $25k and go after the thieves, not reputable brokers.

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      As noted by skatefirst, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 12, 2011, "Everyone in business does credit checks. Why don't carriers?? That is what this is all about, because there are plenty of laws dealing with fraud. After 25 years of brokering we have never had a single claim against our bond. Why should I be charged a penalty for the lack of carrier due diligence? All this law will do is create headache, kill off small brokers, and not fix the fraud problem. Uncle Sam will then have to create another entity to provide $100,000 broker insurance products, as insurance companies will make bonding coverage very costly or they may just quit issuing insurance. More government. It would make fair sense to consider a brokers history. Use a reasonable reachable bonding requirement like $25k and go after the thieves, not reputable brokers. "
    • On July 07, 2011, by AIPBA - Last June, similar proposed legislation was introduced into the Senate (S. 3483) called the “The Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010.” This bill would have, among other things, raised the financial security of property brokers who are licensed by the FMCSA tenfold from $10,000 to $100,000. This bill died in committee after we contacted the members of the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation and pointed out the adverse impacts on small business. The AIPBA similarly opposes HR-2357 in that it too seeks to implement a $100,000 property broker bond. If the bond were to be drastically increased as proposed, then small and mid-sized property brokers would not be able to afford the premium and/or the cash collateral requirements that would be imposed by surety companies. As a result, thousands of small business owners, including our members, would be forced out-of-business. Tens of thousands of employees and agents would lose their jobs. Vote no on this bill.

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      As noted by AIPBA, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 07, 2011, "Last June, similar proposed legislation was introduced into the Senate (S. 3483) called the “The Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010.” This bill would have, among other things, raised the financial security of property brokers who are licensed by the FMCSA tenfold from $10,000 to $100,000. This bill died in committee after we contacted the members of the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation and pointed out the adverse impacts on small business. The AIPBA similarly opposes HR-2357 in that it too seeks to implement a $100,000 property broker bond. If the bond were to be drastically increased as proposed, then small and mid-sized property brokers would not be able to afford the premium and/or the cash collateral requirements that would be imposed by surety companies. As a result, thousands of small business owners, including our members, would be forced out-of-business. Tens of thousands of employees and agents would lose their jobs. Vote no on this bill."
    • On July 14, 2011, by AIPBA - Listen to our Midnight Trucking Radio interview about how Big Buisness is trying to squeeze out the little guys in trucking: http://www.midnighttrucking.com/getpodcast.aspx?sid=25018&lid=6797&id=1044853&source=1&url=http://podcasting.fia.net/6797/4796147.mp3

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      As noted by AIPBA, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 14, 2011, "Listen to our Midnight Trucking Radio interview about how Big Buisness is trying to squeeze out the little guys in trucking: http://www.midnighttrucking.com/getpodcast.aspx?sid=25018&lid=6797&id=1044853&source=1&url=http://podcasting.fia.net/6797/4796147.mp3 "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Members from 111th Congress Swing Through Revolving Door ... - May 17, 2012 by Christina Wu - ... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ...

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      As noted by Christina Wu on May 17, 2012, "... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ..." (/url?q=http://firststreetresearch.cqpress.com/2012/05/17/members-from-111th-congress-swing-through-revolving-door/&sa=U&ei=h_TQT7WHDoXw2gXc_OTUDA&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNHRbPOj6Xtvm-mHQJyjrHUixhHGoQ)
    • Members from 111th Congress Swing Through Revolving Door ... - May 17, 2012 by Christina Wu - ... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ...

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      As noted by Christina Wu on May 17, 2012, "... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ..." (/url?q=http://firststreetresearch.cqpress.com/2012/05/17/members-from-111th-congress-swing-through-revolving-door/&sa=U&ei=vorPT8fiPKbi2AXdi7zBDA&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNGRXZ7h67CYzuR_ldhhFAXeztkjJQ)
    • Members from 111th Congress Swing Through Revolving Door ... - May 17, 2012 by Christina Wu - ... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ...

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      As noted by Christina Wu on May 17, 2012, "... North American-Made Energy Security Act; 112 H.R.1971: Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2357: Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011; 112 H.R.2483: Whistleblower Improvement ..." (/url?q=http://firststreetresearch.cqpress.com/2012/05/17/members-from-111th-congress-swing-through-revolving-door/&sa=U&ei=AibOT4bVHIPu2gWY9_itDA&ved=0CEwQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNFcYBM9i_QjyF7TpffK1aWqZijFVg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Senate passes transportation bill, sends to House - March 14, 2012 by YAHOO! - It failed to garner Congressional support twice before (S. 3483; 2010) & (H.R. 2357; 2011). But the assassination has now begun in the Senate… AIPBA prays enough Representatives will stand up to the Big Brokers and not let them sneak this job-killing ...

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      As noted by YAHOO! on March 14, 2012, "It failed to garner Congressional support twice before (S. 3483; 2010) & (H.R. 2357; 2011). But the assassination has now begun in the Senate… AIPBA prays enough Representatives will stand up to the Big Brokers and not let them sneak this job-killing ..." (http://news.yahoo.com/senate-passes-transportation-bill-sends-house-165821327.html)
    • Fraud-Fighting Legislation Targets Unscrupulous Brokers, Carriers - June 28, 2011 by Truckinginfo - The Act, HR 2357, would address issues of fraud that plague the marketplace. The bill was introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH). The organizations felt that a united approach was required to correct problems with ...

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      As noted by Truckinginfo on June 28, 2011, " The Act, HR 2357, would address issues of fraud that plague the marketplace. The bill was introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH). The organizations felt that a united approach was required to correct problems with ... " (http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=74046)
    • National - June 27, 2011 by Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association - ...small brokers being put out of business leaving only mega brokers to rule the market.  Quite the contrary, the provisions in H.R.2357 are appropriate to protect truckers, are not overly burdensome or costly for legitimate brokers and will make for a he

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      As noted by Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association on June 27, 2011, "...small brokers being put out of business leaving only mega brokers to rule the market.  Quite the contrary, the provisions in H.R.2357 are appropriate to protect truckers, are not overly burdensome or costly for legitimate brokers and will make for a he" (http://www.ooida.com/Legislative_Watch/2011/national/062711.shtml)
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