Any business that is involved in the transportation of commodities in commerce must be able to steer successfully through the complex regulatory scheme set out by federal and state agencies. Our lawyers have successfully guided many businesses through this maze. We work closely with our clients to assist them in implementing and managing effective programs to ensure compliance with those regulatory requirements. We regularly work with our clients to establish and update policies and operating procedures to address the FMCSRs, plant and driver safety, and employment practices. It is our ultimate goal to assist our clients in avoiding regulatory violations and the pitfalls presented by state common-law.
One of the key services we provide to our transportation industry clients is counseling, negotiating and drafting agreements and contracts. Our familiarity with transportation and business issues affords us insight in order to be effective in negotiating brokerage agreements, transportation contracts, and site access agreements in order to manage our clients’ liability exposure while maximizing the benefit from the commercial transaction.
If disputes arise, claims are made or litigation ensues, we are there to zealously advocate our clients’ positions. Our broad knowledge and experience serves our clients well whether the problem stems from alleged regulatory violations, contracts, cargo claims, employment issues, freight charges, personal injury, hazardous materials, property damage, toxic torts or environmental impacts. Although litigation is a course of last resort, our insurance and corporate clients take comfort in knowing that our representation will be both skilled and cost-effective.