Instructors: Peter D. Moore, MBA CLM, and William Pugh, Esq.
Designed and written by regulatory and transportation contract professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s “U.S. Transportation Regulatory Law & Transportation Contract Law” course explores regulatory origins and laws governing transportation, as well as how to construct, analyze and negotiate a transportation contract. We’ve developed this 8-hour, 8-module course to provide logistics and supply chain professionals with the history, knowledge and resources to identify and minimize legal risks when operating and negotiating in an LTL environment.
You’ll gain vital insight into:
- Provides an in-depth history and analysis of the various sources and principles of U.S. laws governing and impacting over-the-road transport of LTL freight;
- Understanding the Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMCSA), its mission, how it’s organized, and how it influences regulatory matters impacting LTL;
- Exploring hazardous materials regulation;
- Guidelines and suggestions for mastering an effective bill of lading;
- Understanding Hours of Service regulation;
- Managing risk and liability in an LTL environment;
- Managing loss and damage claims;
- Insight into freight liability insurance;
- Types of contracts & provisions;
- How carriers contract with customers;
- How shippers and 3PLs contract with carriers;
- An overview of sample agreements between carriers and shippers;
- Access to a blank industry standard LTL freight transportation contract;
- How to conduct a contract review;
- Specialized provisions;
- Avoiding common issues and problematic terminology;
- Common legal terminology;
- Ranking negotiating priorities;
- Negotiating roles;
- Examples of real-world litigation.