Drafting Transportation Contracts: Negotiating Key Terms in Shipper, Carrier and Broker Agreements
Minimizing Loss and Liability Exposure in the Event of Loss, Damage or Non-Delivery of Goods
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel in drafting transportation agreements governing the shipping of commercial goods from manufacturers to distributors to retailers. The panel will discuss best practices for negotiating contract terms on behalf of carriers, shippers and brokers to minimize liability exposure in the event of loss, damage or non-delivery of goods.
- Key provisions in transportation contracts
- Additional insured
- Rates and payment terms
- Force majeure
- Best efforts
- Other key provisions
- Waiver of federal regulation provisions
- Cargo claims liability, limitations and claims handling procedures
- Use of bills of lading
- Carrier safety standards
- MAP-21 and the role of the intermediary
- Contract negotiation considerations and best practices for carriers, shippers and brokers
The panel will review these and other priority issues:
- What federal, state and international laws govern transportation contracts?
- What are the critical provisions that counsel should carefully negotiate when drafting transportation agreements?
- What are some common contracting pitfalls with transportation contracts and how can they be avoided or overcome?
- Historical evolution and transformation of property brokers to today’s prominent logistics industry.
George Carl Pezold
Pezold Smith Hirschmann & Selvaggio
Mr. Pezold is the senior member of Pezold Smith Hirschmann & Selvaggio LLC, and is engaged in general practice with... | Read More
Mr. Pezold is the senior member of Pezold Smith Hirschmann & Selvaggio LLC, and is engaged in general practice with a concentration in transportation law. He represents shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and intermediaries in transportation matters throughout the country. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Pezold is the Executive Director of the Transportation & Logistics Council (www.TLCouncil.org), and has written numerous texts, manuals and articles and lectured widely on transportation subjects. He is the author of “Freight Claims in Plain English” (4th ed.), “Shipping and Receiving in Plain English,” and the “Transportation & Logistics - Q&A in Plain English” series, the eleventh of which has just been published.Close
William D. Taylor
Mr. Taylor has significant experience in all aspects of the transportation industry throughout the U.S. and global... | Read More
Mr. Taylor has significant experience in all aspects of the transportation industry throughout the U.S. and global markets. He is well-versed in all areas of domestic and international logistics law and policy. Mr. Taylor has a keen understanding of the intricate contractual arrangements central to the movement of products in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce. He is frequently called upon to address industry associations regarding contract issues and related litigation strategies. Mr. Taylor is a past president of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the founder of the firm’s transportation and logistics practice group.Close