48.3. The principal functions of a regional association recognized by the Commission are to represent the subscribers to a brokerage service, and to promote their interests, in particular by improving and promoting truck transportation of bulk materials, by establishing social benefits and by organizing administrative services for brokerage companies.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the association may
(1) enter into contracts with consignors for the transport of bulk material under a government contract, to the extent that such transport is referred, in accordance with the rules determined in its by-laws, to a brokerage permit holder for distribution among the operators who subscribe to its inter-zone brokerage service;
(2) refer, in accordance with the rules determined in its by-laws, any transport under a government contract that exceeds the capacities of the subscribers of a brokerage permit holder to other brokerage permit holders for distribution among the operators who subscribe to its inter-zone brokerage service;
(3) (subparagraph repealed);
(4) make representations to the Commission with respect to any matter relating to transport brokerage or registration and entries in the bulk trucking register.
1991, c. 59, s. 8; 1997, c. 43, s. 813; 1998, c. 8, s. 13; 1999, c. 40, s. 322; 1999, c. 82, s. 15.