Events & Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Transportation & Logistics Council

October 30, 2019
Hosted by: Nolan Transportation
Holiday Inn, 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd.,
Roswell, GA 30076

The course will be presented by Brent Wm. Primus, CEO of Primus Law Office, P.A. and Sr. Editor of transportlawtexts, inc.

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Note: This will take you to the Transportation & Logistics Councils website. You can register for Transportation, Logistics and the Law (seminar #3) or any combination of the educational seminars.

Course Objective: the basic principles, current developments, and minimizing risk in the supply chain. How it all started: the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA); a snapshot of the U.S. Legal System

Detailed Agenda:

Motor Carriers
Laws and regulations affecting motor carriers in a “de-regulated environment”; Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA); Exempt and non-exempt operations and why they matter.

The provisions of the 2012 Highway Bill (a/k/a MAP-21) - how it affects Federal regulation of brokers, the $75K surety bond; and its unanticipated effect on transportation contracting.

Surface Freight Forwarders
Surface freight forwarders and how they are legally different from brokers.

The Customers
Shippers, Consignors, & Consignees – who’s who and which is who.

Focus on FSMA – the Food Safety Modernization Act
How to comply with the new regulations governing food shipments.

Exposures to Liability
Vicarious liability for highway accident injuries and death: Schramm v. Foster and its sequels; Sperl v. Henry; Safety Rating System; SafeStat scores; CSA; 2015 FAST Act; qualifying selecting carriers to minimize risk.

Bills of Lading and Contracts in a Nut Shell
Bills of Lading, pricing agreements, individually negotiated contracts; the 5 basic issues in transportation contracting; Federal statute governing contracts with motor carriers, the so-called anti-indemnification statutes.

Terms of Sale and Payment of Freight Charges
FOB Origin and Destination; responsibility for freight charges: Consignor or consignee, collect & prepaid; the 180 day rule; the 18 month statute; motor carrier credit regulations.

Cargo Insurance
Cargo insurance and cargo liability insurance … and the critical differences between them.

Interactive Q&A … Audience Choice
This closing session is intended to provide time for discussion of case studies AND questions from the audience based upon problems and situations which the audience has encountered.

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