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May 09, 2023 at 09:42 AM CST
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Do 3PL american companies have authority to broker loads within Canada? How is this happening? What's to stop american trucks from hauling these loads if they get hired by an obscure office in ND or IL let's say....and how does the insurance work?

Replied on Tue, May 16, 2023 at 12:27 PM CST

ok again, seeing 3 american freight pimps posting loads for canadian loads destined within canada. why does bulk loads allow this without proof of authority to do so??? i am beginning to suspect they are are more interested in membership numbers than legality and/or safety.

Replied on Tue, May 16, 2023 at 12:44 PM CST
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I know American brokers can handle USA to CAN or CAN to USA no problem, CAN to CAN is a different though, seperate authority.

Replied on Tue, May 16, 2023 at 01:03 PM CST
Quote: "I know American brokers can handle USA to CAN or CAN to USA no problem, CAN to CAN is a different though, seperate authority. "

exactly, and when i phone them to ask, they dont know what i am talking about, and they don't have a canadian authority to run domestic loads

Replied on Wed, May 17, 2023 at 12:37 PM CST

This is the same thing that happened in the 1980's, when Canadian refrigerated trucks would poach US to US loads. They didn't want to deadhead to the southern US to pu produce. An obscure office a US state allowed them to do that. The end game was to cut the haul rate into Canada.

Replied on Fri, Sep 01, 2023 at 08:20 PM CST


Canadian Licensing Requirements

As a result of a jurisdictional dispute between the Federal Government and the Province of New Brunswick, the Federal Government relegated the administration of inter-provincial and extra-provincial road transportation to the individual provinces affected.

The following provinces and territories do not regulate freight brokerage:


The following provinces do regulate freight brokerage:

ONTARIO: Effective January 1, 2006, Ontario Regulation 556/92 to the Truck Transportation Act and the Act itself are repealed.

One part of 556/92 has been retained in legislation and transferred to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Where the previous 556/92 required an application to obtain a Load Brokerage Certificate, the new addition to the HTA requires no such application or certificate, and will universally apply to all companies who broker freight “over-the-road” including motor carriers, warehousemen, customs brokers, freight forwarders, 3PLs and freight brokers. 556/92 of the HTA speaks mainly to the requirement that all parties who broker freight must maintain a trust account to hold monies payable to the carrier.

QUEBEC: Presently, the Commission des transports du Québec Section 332 requires that a “transport service intermediary” (any person who finds a carrier for the account of his client) register with the CTQ. Person can be a freight forwarder, a forwarding agent, a broker and so on, and corresponds to one of the following situations:

(1) concludes a contract in Québec (2) has a place of business, an office or a business address in Québec, a post office box or a telephone number (3) has a representative or an agent with a proxy to transact on her behalf in Québec (4) generally, acts in Québec for gain in the scope of professional or commercial activities

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