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Dec. 8 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the legal characteristics of UPS and FedEx. While people tend to think of these two corporate giants as just that, i.e., “UPS”... View More
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Sept. 12 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will consider Certificates of Insurance… what they are and, more importantly, what they are not. An organization known as ACORD (Association for Coope
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Aug. 11 2017
In the November-December 2016 issue of PARCEL, we took another look at the first rule of contracting: Know with Whom You Are Dealing. In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will revisit my si... View More
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June 6 2017
In many past installments of PARCEL Counsel, we have focused on a carrier’s liability for loss and damage to cargo. However, in this issue, we will look at how improper packaging, loading, blo... View More
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April 7 2017
On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published new regulations relating to the sanitary transportation of food. These are sometimes referred to as the FSMA (fez-ma) regulations as... View More
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Feb. 2 2017
As with any industry, there is a lot of jargon and slang in transportation. Some words and phrases are used so often that people new to the industry might hesitate to ask their meaning out of the fear
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Dec. 16 2016
Many years ago, I heard a story that has stuck with me ever since. It went like this: France surprised everyone in the world of sport judo when the French team won several gold medals in the Oly... View More
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Sept. 7 2016
On July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The gist... View More
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Aug. 18 2016
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at consignee chargebacks — a topic not previously addressed in this column. As used here, the term “consignee chargebacks”... View More
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June 20 2016
As used here, the term “data” means the historical information relating to the shipping of goods by a parcel shipper. In recent years, there have been numerous articles in PARCEL relating... View More
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April 29 2016
On November 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule prohibiting the coercion of drivers to violate federal regulations relating to safety and the... View More
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Feb. 10 2016
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the laws relating to warehouses and warehousing — a topic not previously addressed in this column. But with the rise of e-commerce... View More
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Oct. 26 2015
In the previous two installments of PARCEL Counsel, we took a look at two of three relatively recent changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). Those changes related to (1) establishing... View More
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Sept. 21 2015
In the previous installment of PARCEL Counsel, we considered the first of three relatively recent changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). The change which was discussed there was the... View More
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June 16 2015
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel we will consider one of three relatively recent changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) which I believe to be very detrimental to a shipper’s... View More
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April 29 2015
In the previous installment of PARCEL Counsel we took a first look at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In this issue we will look at a few of the Act’s nuances. Generally speaking, the purpose... View More
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Feb. 22 2015
In this column we typically look at laws and legal issues unique to transportation. In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will examine a law applicable to virtually any type of business organization... View More
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Dec. 8 2014
The Legal Significance of a Bill of Lading The term bill of lading means “a list of the cargo.” While often thought of as a shipping document, it is also very much a legal document. One of... View More
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Sept. 23 2014
As this issue of PARCEL goes out to the readers, PARCEL Forum 2014 is just a few days away. I will be making a presentation at the Forum entitled, “The Five Most Important Things to Know about the... View More
Sept. 21 2014
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel we focused on three categories of “damages.” As explained there, the term “damages” is applied to losses sustained by one party as the... View More

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