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“Transportation, Logistics and the Law”
Identifying and Minimizing Legal Risks in the Supply Chain


Seminar Overview

  • The Transportation, Logistics and the Law seminars are designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting the supply chain and governing the relationships between the parties -- shippers, carriers, and intermediaries.
  • These one-of-a-kind seminars are designed for the persons actually doing the work and dealing with the day-to-day “bumps in the road” encountered by transportation professionals.
  • Registration includes a 150+ page Course Handbook. The course handbook provides vital information you need for minimizing risks and protecting revenues for your organization AND for your own individual professional growth.
  • Registrants are eligible for continuing education credits from the Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council (CCPAC). State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) applications will be filed on request.



Upcoming Seminars
  • Transportation & Logistics Council

    November 15, 2017
    Hosted by Lennox International
    2140 Lake Park Blvd.
    Richardson, TX 75080

    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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    TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS AND THE LAW

    March 18, 2018
    Identifying and Minimizing Legal Risks in the Supply Chain
    Presented by Brent Wm. Primus, JD

    This one-of-a-kind seminar is intended for the persons actually doing the work to be able to identify and minimize legal and financial risks in their day-to-day responsibilities. The course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the supply chain and the relationships between the players -- shippers, carriers, and intermediaries.

    Registration includes a 150+ page Course Handbook. The course handbook provides vital information you need for protecting revenues for your organization AND for your own individual professional growth.

    Presentation topics will include:

    • Motor Carriers, Brokers, and Surface Freight Forwarders: What is the difference and why does it matter?
    • Update on FSMA - the Food Safety Modernization Act
    • Latest on Vicarious Liability for highway accidents
    • Bills of Lading and Contracts in a Nut Shell

    * Detailed agenda will be determined based on legal and industry developments between now and the time of the seminar.

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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.

    Brokers
    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.