Truckstop + Overhaul: your defense against double brokering

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In the dynamic world of freight logistics, security and integrity are paramount. As double brokering and cargo theft continue to rise, the safety of high-value shipments has become a top priority for both carriers and shippers. In response to these challenges, industry leaders like Truckstop and Overhaul have implemented innovative strategies to safeguard the supply chain.

Together, our partnership is helping to fight double brokering and make the supply chain safer, swifter, and more dependable.

What is double brokering?

Double brokering is a deceptive practice where a broker contracts a load to a carrier without a shipper’s knowledge. Sometimes, the original broker will charge the customer extra and either not pay the carrier or pocket the difference. Though not necessarily illegal, this practice results in the shipper paying higher fees.

Double brokering might also be used by brokers who lack the proper resources or qualifications to transport cargo. Sometimes, it can even mark the first step in a greater scheme to steal cargo. Overall, it can pose significant additional risks to the efficiency and transparency of freight transactions, including:

1. Potential cargo loss or damage

A double brokered load will often be handled by several carriers. These carriers range in skill, experience, and compliance standards. As a result, when double brokering occurs, a customer’s cargo is at risk. It only takes one irresponsible carrier to damage or lose a shipment.

2. Delays and disruptions

When a shipper hires a broker or carrier, it’s usually because they trust them to get their load delivered on time. However, if that freight broker uses a carrier that the shipper hasn’t vetted, their cargo could be at risk for delays. This new carrier might not fit the shipper’s regulatory requirements, including preferred routes or registered stops. In turn, they might take extra stops, unsafe routes, or otherwise throw a schedule off course.

3. Insurance problems and legal obligations

An insurance policy won’t always cover a double brokered load, even if the carrier is unaware of the crime. This is because, should something go wrong, it becomes impossible to determine which parties involved were at fault. As a result, the customer or carrier might become responsible for financial losses. The carrier might also be legally liable if a regulatory violation occurs in transit.

These are just a few of the risks facing the shipping and transportation industry. While they can appear overwhelming, fortunately, Overhaul and Truckstop have a solution.

Truckstop’s battle to prevent double brokering

Truckstop, a leading online freight matching platform, has implemented robust measures to prevent double brokering schemes. Through advanced verification processes and stringent monitoring mechanisms, Truckstop ensures that every broker on its platform adheres to ethical business practices and maintains the highest standards of integrity. By leveraging technology and data analytics, Truckstop identifies and flags suspicious activities, thereby deterring fraudulent behavior and promoting transparency in freight transactions.

Furthermore, Truckstop fosters a culture of accountability and collaboration within the logistics community. By encouraging carriers and shippers to report any instances of double brokering or suspicious behavior, Truckstop creates a network of vigilant stakeholders who actively contribute to the prevention of fraud.

Through education and awareness initiatives, Truckstop empowers its users to make informed decisions and protect themselves against fraudulent practices. In turn, they help fortify the resilience of the supply chain.

Overhaul’s innovative approach to cargo security

Preventing double brokering is essential to maintaining the integrity of the supply chain. Securing high-value shipments against cargo theft and fraudulent activities is also key; Overhaul specializes in doing just that. With the right team and tools, Overhaul protects valuable cargo from theft, diversion, and tampering throughout the transportation process.

Overhaul’s comprehensive solution utilizes advanced technology, including real-time tracking, IoT device integrations, and predictive analytics, to monitor high-value shipments from origin to destination. By providing continuous visibility and transparency, Overhaul enables shippers and carriers to proactively identify and mitigate security risks. This minimizes the likelihood of cargo theft and fraudulent activity.

Moreover, Overhaul employs a multi-layered security approach that integrates physical security measures with digital solutions. For example, our Intelligent Door Seal Solution utilizes both Bluetooth and GPS to alert owners when a door is opened, thereby enabling quick intervention. Additionally, our AI-backed RiskGPT service provides quick support against risk events.

These state-of-the-art technologies safeguard high-value shipments against external threats and unauthorized access. With our help, companies across all industries can transport goods around the world.

Additionally, by leveraging our expertise in supply chain security and risk management, Overhaul not only enhances the safety and integrity of high-value shipments but also instills confidence and trust in the logistics ecosystem. Through collaboration with industry stakeholders and continuous innovation, Overhaul remains at the forefront of combating cargo theft and fraudulent activities, thereby contributing to the resilience and sustainability of the global supply chain.

How to prevent double brokering with Overhaul and Truckstop

From the moment a carrier accepts a load, a company opens itself up to potential double brokering schemes. Several red flags can help you spot these attempts, and it’s always important to do your due diligence. Properly onboarding and monitoring carriers with tools such as RMIS can help you identify inconsistencies and bad actors.

It’s also crucial to implement additional security steps like verifying driver credentials by checking carrier ratings and reputations and utilizing real-time digital tracking to monitor cargo movement. Even then, however, double brokering can still catch you by surprise. This is why it’s important to work with experts in the freight industry to protect your business.

Through technological innovation, industry collaboration, and a commitment to ethical business practices, companies like Truckstop and Overhaul are leading the charge to prevent double brokering. In turn, the logistics industry is becoming better equipped to prevent cargo theft and uphold the highest standards of integrity and security across the supply chain. Together, we can build a safer, more resilient future for global trade.

Read more about Overhaul’s partnerships and contact us to learn how to spot and stop other forms of theft

About Truckstop
Truckstop is a trusted partner for carriers, brokers, and shippers, empowering the freight community through a platform of innovative solutions for the entire freight lifecycle to increase efficiency, automate processes, and accelerate growth. As one of the industry’s largest neutral freight marketplaces, Truckstop provides the customer service as well as scale of quality loads and trucks to give customers of all sizes, whether on the road or in the office, the transparency and freedom to build lasting relationships and grow their businesses. To learn how Truckstop is helping move the freight community forward, visit

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