Is It Foolish To Pay More Fees To Fight Illegal Operators?

Posted on July 24, 2013 by - Also by this author

LCT NEWSMAKER PREVIEW: The August issue of LCT Magazine has an article containing some provocative views. Here’s one to contemplate: Associations fighting illegal operators, or hoping to get law enforcement and government to crack down on them, are wasting their time.

“When people have the mentality that regulation controls gypsies and illegals, that’s a fool’s argument,” the operator says. “The customer ultimately does regulating for you. If someone is illegal with an old car and bad driver and no insurance, a company will not do business with them. I don’t worry about hustling. . . Gypsies prey upon on unsophisticated travelers. I don’t lose sleep over it because we are overregulated. Government always is overburdened and says they don’t have the budget to enforce the rules. They don’t have time to spend chasing this stuff, nor will they ever.” What do you think — is paying regulatory fees for enforcement a worthwhile tradeoff? — Martin Romjue, LCT editor

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