Negotiating and Drafting Third-Party Logistics Provider Agreements

Structuring Terms and Conditions; Anticipating Common Areas of Dispute; Navigating State, Federal and International Laws and Treaties

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare business counsel to negotiate and draft third-party logistics (TPL or 3PL) agreements on behalf of manufacturers across sectors and 3PL providers. The panel will address key provisions in the contracts, including scope of services, performance measurement, rate structure, liability and indemnity, damages, termination, and more.


3PL agreements allow manufacturers and providers to structure customized logistics solutions to meet a company’s specific needs. 3PLs provide critical supply chain management that can include transportation and warehousing solutions and involve state, federal, and international laws and treaties.

The customized nature of 3PL, and the cross-disciplinary solutions it provides, make the agreements very complex. Counsel representing buyers of 3PL services and providers must have thorough knowledge of the risks and liabilities involved to negotiate the most favorable terms for the client and avoid pitfalls such as double payment for services.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys discusses best practices for negotiating and drafting 3PL provider contracts. The panel will explain how to avoid common contracting pitfalls when negotiating agreements and address key provisions in 3PL contracts, including scope of services, performance measurement, rate structure, liability and indemnity, damages, termination, and more.



  1. Selecting 3PL providers
  2. Negotiating contracts with 3PL providers
  3. Measuring performance
  4. Terminating 3PL provider relationships
  5. Common 3PL contract pitfalls


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What key terms should be included in 3PL agreements?
  • What factors should counsel take into account when selecting and negotiating contracts with 3PL providers?
  • What are key contract negotiating tips for 3PL providers? For manufacturers?


Eric Baker
Eric Baker


Mr. Baker focuses his practice on counseling businesses in all aspects of commercial transportation and business...  |  Read More

Booth, Karyn
Karyn A. Booth

Partner & Chair of Transportation Practice
Thompson Hine

Ms. Booth’s practice includes a full range of services with a focus on regulatory compliance and counseling;...  |  Read More

Lew R.C. Bricker
Lew R.C. Bricker


As Chair of the firm’s commercial transportation group, Mr. Bricker oversees a team providing comprehensive...  |  Read More

Paul W. Stewart, BBA, MA, JD
Paul W. Stewart, BBA, MA, JD

Logistics Law

Mr. Stewart's 35 year professional career has included a balance of private practice, general counsel and...  |  Read More

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