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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
April 28 2014
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the term “damages” and how it is used in legal matters. Generally speaking, the term is applied to the injuries or loss sustained... View More
Jan. 2 2014
When negotiating transportation contracts the focus is typically on matters such as rates and charges, time limits for notices and deadlines for commencing lawsuits, limitations of liability for cargo... View More
May 1 2013
The previous installment of Parcel Counsel, which appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Parcel Magazine, featured a Bill of Lading Pop Quiz... View More
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

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