A broker is, in general, an intermediary or "go-between" in the business of negotiating contracts for others. His economic function is that of bringing buyer and seller together. A motor transportation broker is engaged in the business of arranging for contracts dealing with motor transportation service. His function is to bring together a prospective passenger or shipper seeking service and a carrier willing to provide the service demanded. "Tourist agency," "travel bureau," and "share-the-expense agency" are familiar terms used to designate the passenger transportation broker. There is a larger, but not so wellknown, group of brokers dealing in the hauling of motor freight. With few exceptions, the problems dealt with are applicable to both classes.
Charles E. Nadeau,
CARRIERS - FEDERAL REGULATION OF MOTOR TRANSPORTATION BROKERS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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