April 8 2013
I am pleased to report that this installment of PARCEL Counsel marks the seventh anniversary for myself as a columnist for PARCEL magazine. On a personal note, I would like to thank all of the readers... View More
Feb. 12 2013
In the previous installment of PARCEL Counsel, we took a look at last summer’s Highway Bill, MAP-21, and its provisions relating to the new requirement for transportation brokers and surface freight... View More
Dec. 5 2012
In August of this year, President Obama signed a new Highway Bill... View More
Aug. 7 2012
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the basic legal relationship between a shipper and a carrier. Generally speaking, the relationship is defined by one of three categories of... View More
May 23 2012
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, we discussed the dilemma for shippers created by the FMCSA’s policy to publish a motor carrier’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) data and carrier... View More
April 10 2012
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, we took a look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety ratings, the Safety Measurement System (SMS), and Behavior Analysis and Safety... View More
Feb. 8 2012
As 2010 drew to a close, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began publishing on its website data compiled and generated as part of an initiative called CSA... View More
Dec. 9 2011
The previous installment of PARCEL Counsel provided an overview of claims for concealed damage, i.e., claims to recover for loss or damage when the problem was not in plain view at the time of delivery... View More
Aug. 22 2011
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will explore the topic of claims for loss or damage to cargo when the loss or damage is not noted on a delivery receipt by the consignee while the carrier is still... View More
July 25 2011
In the October 2009 issue of PARCEL, Dan Malech authored an article entitled Fundamental Differences between UPS and FedEx for the Transportation ABCs department. In the article, Dan discussed examples... View More
June 13 2011
If you are a shipper, you are no doubt approached by a sales representative of a company providing transportation services from time to time. And, sometimes such an initial contact may lead to more serious... View More
Feb. 3 2011
In June 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Final Rule whereby approximately 80,000 motor common carriers will no longer be required to obtain cargo liability insurance.... View More
Dec. 6 2010
Terms such as “Freight Prepaid and Charged Back,” “Freight Prepaid and Add,” “Freight Collect and Allowed” and other payment term modifiers are not defined in either... View More
Sept. 21 2010
I would like to start this month's column by saying that I hope to see you at the PARCEL Forum (www.parcelforum.com) - a great opportunity for industry networking and learning. I will be presenting one... View More
Sept. 14 2010
In previous issues of PARCEL Counsel, we focused on the relationship between shippers and carriers, including, most recently, contracts for transportation services between a shipper and a carrier. In this... View More
Aug. 17 2010
In the last issue of PARCEL Counsel, we analyzed the most commonly used terms of sale in the United States: F.O.B. Origin and F.O.B. Destination. In this issue, we will look at the terms of sale most commonly... View More
Oct. 8 2009
The two previous installments of PARCEL Counsel discuss the first two rules of contracting: (1) Know with Whom You Are Dealing and (2) Get It in Writing. In this issue, we will look at the four remaining... View More
Aug. 26 2009
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, the focus was on the first rule of contracting: Know with Whom You Are Dealing. In this issue, we will consider the second rule of contracting: Get it in Writing.... View More
March 30 2009
In the January issue of PARCEL, we discussed the topic of late payment penalties. There we gave an example of an LTL carrier whose tariff contained a provision for a loss of discount when an invoice was... View More

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