Henry SeatonBusinessLawCarriers should understand the default rules of the road, the EOBR rule is not ripe for review and other legal news items are featured.January 1, 2011BusinessWho’s got the freight?Legal issues such as double brokerage, unpaid benefits, homicide by vehicle, concession agreements and more are addressed.February 1, 2010BusinessMost favored? Think againQ: What is the source of “most favored nations” clauses in contracts? We are negotiating a contract with a shipper who insists these clauses are typical and must be agreed to if we want their business. A: The term “most favored nations” is obviously a misnomer when applied to a transportation contract. The concept has […]January 2, 2010BusinessToo much safety information?Q: We are a small unrated carrier with a high driver out-of-service SEA score as a result of involvement in several accidents that were not our fault. Now a broker that we depended upon heavily will not use us because our score exceeds 75. What are we to do? A: There are methods of appealing […]December 2, 2009BusinessA great decision for owner-operatorsQ: What is preemption? We use owner-operators, and I recently learned that this doctrine has been used to thwart state enforcement actions in California to reclassify owner-operators as employees. A: I received the same notice from a political action committee that is tracking the various attacks on the owner-operator model by union-backed politicians. On the […]November 2, 2009BusinessCountry of origin affects liabilityQ:I am confused about laws concerning the country of origin. I have seen the issue come up twice in customer contracts in the last six months. We were asked to sign contracts with wording something like this: “Limitations of liability for cargo loss or damage as well as other liabilities arising out of the transportation […]October 2, 2009BusinessNo free ride for truckingCarriers likely to pay more for highway overhauls Q: Rep. John Murtha got a new runway for an underused airport, and turtl…September 2, 2009BusinessLiability runs up to supply chainCourts forget that carriers are federally regulated Q: Are you familiar with the new Indiana decision, Ill. Bulk Ca…August 2, 2009BusinessIF they broke it, they pay for itOrigin carrier dictates interline, concurrence agreement Q- We have an interline agreement or concurrence with a connectin…July 2, 2009BusinessDead men servingMake sure your process agents are still on the job We are a small carrier that for years has paid an annual fee for proces…June 2, 2009Page 1 of 11Next PageTop StoriesMergers & AcquisitionsKnight-Swift, U.S. Xpress deal likely passes Go, 'near zero chance' it is a monopolySwift Transportation, Knight Transportation, AAA Cooper and U.S. Xpress were at one time individually owned and operated companies, and each were among the top 50 for hire-carriers in CCJ's Top 250 rankings.Mergers & AcquisitionsKnight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 millionTechnologyTexas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lightsRegulationsReport: California will be allowed to set its own emissions limitsSponsor ContentThe 2023 State Of Heavy Duty Repair Report is here.