Colin Barrett

After a motor carrier's rollover accident damaged freight, a broker needs advice on damage claims. Even though a bill of lading was prepared with his name shown as shipper, he isn't the owner of the goods.

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Q: I know you’ve written before that a carrier has no obligation to pick up two shipments on sep
Q: I got your name out of a magazine my soon-to-be ex-husband gets, and I’m hoping you can help me with a really bad problem I’ve run into in connection with my divorce proceedings.
Q: I’ve been reading in a lot of your columns lately about problems that seem to arise out of the shipper hiring one motor carrier to handle a load and that carrier brokering the load out to ano
Q: I don’t believe I’ve seen this one asked before.
Q: We are a large importer of children’s wear into the United States.
Q: I just read an article about a motor carrier’s owners getting sent to jail for stealing nearly $1 million from a shipper over a span of several years.
Q: I’ve been following, or at least tried to follow, the arguments about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service rules for truck drivers, but confess that I simp
Q: Is it legal for one individual to operate as a “sales-operational” agent for more than one entity?
Q: With regard to motor carrier transportation of exempt commodities and regulated freight, I’ve always been told that if the product was “processed” in any way, then it was not exem