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Shippers, Brokers and 3PLs Should Not Rely Upon Use of the Shipper Bill of Lading to Overcome Terms and Conditions of NMFTA’s “New” USBOL

I have recently written here about some of the perils associated with NMFTA’s “New” Uniform Standard Bill of Lading (“USBOL”) [https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-say-nmftas-new-uniform-straight-bill-lading-paul-stewart…AND…www.linkedin.com/pulse/shippers-3pls-brokers-lets-face-some-ugly-facts-nmftas-paul-stewart?trk=hp-feed-article-title]. Among many new provisions of the USBOL, major concerns include changes in well established statutory and case law with regard to the motor carrier’s duty of […]

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Shippers, 3PLs and Brokers, Let’s Face Some Ugly Facts About NMFTA’s “New” Bill of Lading

As I stated in a prior article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-say-nmftas-new-uniform-straight-bill-lading-paul-stewart), NMFTA’s New Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (“USBOL”) is now allowed by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and inevitably thousands of loads are moving under its terms and conditions. Many of those terms and conditions include changes in well […]

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Just Say “No!” to NMFTA’s “New” Uniform Straight Bill of Lading

The current version of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (for purpose of distinction  to be referred to herein as the “Old” USBOL), and all its terms and conditions, have not been changed in approximately 20 years.  However, recently the Surface Transportation Board (STB) ruled to allow […]

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3PL Exit Management Plan..for Stafford Webinar

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Motor and Rail Carriers Routinely Avoid Full Value Payment of Cargo Claims on Questionable Grounds…Claiming “Released Value”

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If Collaborative Logistics is to Succeed, Lawyers Must Become More Savvy to This Model

Efforts at collaborative logistics partnerships are said, generally, to be successful in only 2 out of 10 serious efforts.  Very few business ventures have had more analysis as to why such a concept based squarely on win-win business philosophy so often fails.  A plethora of studies and […]

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Latest Martindale-Hubbell Survey of Clients and Peers has awarded Paul Stewart Distinguished Category of Peer and Client Ratings of 5.0/5.0.

Client-Distinction-Award1 (1)Latest Martindale-Hubbell Survey of Clients and Peers has awarded Paul Stewart Distinguished Category of Peer and Client Ratings of 5.0/5.0. Two Consecutive Years Awarded Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell.  Less than 1% of Nation’s 900,000 Attorneys Earn This Honor Based Upon Actual Client Reviews.

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New Article on MAP_21 and Unauthorized Brokerage Published in The Transportation Lawyer

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Martindale-Hubbell Awards Client Distinction Award to Paul Stewart

Client-Distinction-Award1 (1) Latest Martindale-Hubbell Survey of Clients and Peers has awarded Paul Stewart Distinguished Category of Peer and Client Ratings of 5.0/5.0.

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Brokers, Forwarders and Carriers Should Closely Review Transactions With Intermediaries Such as 3PLS and Others Who May Believe They are Not Required To Be Licensed

While regulation of property brokers has been statutorily prescribed since 1935, for just as long, various logistics service providers have arranged, negotiated and provided brokered motor carrier transportation, either unknowingly or for lack of enforcement, without regard to such regulations. Many who by statutory definition have been […]

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