Transportation Law Articles

Commercial Drivers and Traffic Citations: Protecting Your Career

Everyone hates receiving traffic citations. For most of us it means paying a fine, an appearance in court, or maybe even traffic school. However, a moving violation or other traffic citation can have devastating consequences …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements Against Independent Contractors Enforceable in Utah?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Usually, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. These agreements are also known as non-competes, post-employment restrictive covenants, …

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Trip Lease Defense on Double Brokered Loads

When moving freight between states, shippers often hire freight brokers to arrange for licensed motor carriers to physically transport their freight from origin to destination. In order to arrange for that transportation, freight brokers have …

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Where Do I File My Cargo Claim?

When a cargo claim occurs on a brokered load, freight brokers often pay that claim to the shipper and take an assignment of the shipper’s cargo claim against t he motor carrier. That cargo claim …

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New Insurance Option Offers Brokers Unprecedented Protection against Cargo Claims

Freight brokers often find themselves in a losing game of tug-of-war with carriers when it comes to deciding who will shoulder the costs of lost or damaged cargo. Now, thanks to the emergence of industry-specific …

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Freight Troubles? How To Avoid Getting Stuck In Out-of-State Litigation

When something goes wrong in freight transportation, it’s not uncommon for everyone involved to be from different states. Add to that all the states the cargo traveled through, and potential locations for resulting litigation can …

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Do Freight Brokers Have to Pay Workers’ Compensation to Non-Employees?

Freight brokers, like any other employer, are generally only liable for their own employees for workers’ compensation purposes. However, what if a freight broker contracts with a motor carrier to transport goods, the motor carrier …

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What Do I Do With a Broken Seal Load?

Freight brokers are increasingly facing consignees who reject freight when a carrier shows up at the delivery dock with a broken seal. Here is how you can defend against the trend. In both truckload and …

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The Contract Mistake Nearly All Freight Brokers Make

Too often freight brokers lose out on the opportunity to establish safety nets in their contracts. Freight brokers occupy a unique space in transportation. They arrange for transportation of cargo from point A to point …

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