Drafting Motor Carrier Agreements: Anticipating and Addressing Cargo Claims, Carrier Indemnity Obligations and More
Navigating MAP-21 Legislation, Carrier Safety Performance and Compliance Requirements, and Other Key Concerns for Motor Carriers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss key legal and regulatory considerations for counsel drafting and negotiating motor carrier agreements. The panel will examine a number of issues affecting motor carriers, including the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) MAP-21 legislation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System and more. The panelists will also discuss how counsel can anticipate and proactively address cargo claims, carrier indemnity obligations and other commonly disputed agreement terms when drafting motor carrier contracts.
- Federal and state regulations/legislation impacting motor carrier contracts
- Key provisions in motor carrier agreements
- Dealing with indemnity disputes
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How do the FHA’s MAP-21 legislation, the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System, and other key federal, state and international laws impact the drafting and negotiation of motor carrier contracts?
- What considerations should counsel take into account when negotiating key contract terms?
- What are some common contracting pitfalls with motor carrier contracts and how can they be avoided or overcome?
Chilton Yambert Porter
Mr. Orleans focuses in the area of casualty defense, with an emphasis on transportation litigation, including the... | Read More
Mr. Orleans focuses in the area of casualty defense, with an emphasis on transportation litigation, including the defense of cargo loss under the Carmack Amendment. He also has extensive experience defending construction and premises liability matters. His practice also includes insurance coverage litigation, with an emphasis on coverage disputes arising from construction and transportation related losses. He frequently presents at conferences on motor carrier contracts and cargo claims.Close
William D. Bierman
Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio
Mr. Bierman leads a unique Transportation Law Group and has been actively engaged in the practice of... | Read More
Mr. Bierman leads a unique Transportation Law Group and has been actively engaged in the practice of transportation law for more than forty years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of transportation law and litigation, personal injury and cargo claim defense litigation; commercial litigation, transportation agreements, transportation real estate sales, purchases, leasing and tax appeals, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions and administrative law. He is the long time Executive Director of the Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Association (TLP&SA), an industry trade group which acts as a spokesman for claims and security interests.Close
Jason E. Engkjer
Mr. Engkjer practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, collection and workouts, corporate planning and... | Read More
Mr. Engkjer practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, collection and workouts, corporate planning and transactions, transportation law and business resolution. In addition to an expansive practice area, he is the co-editor of his firm's bi-annual News Brief and presents on a wide array of legal issues concerning various business litigation and corporate planning topics at conferences.Close