Transportation & Logistics

Frantz Ward represents numerous private and public companies involved in the transportation and logistics industry throughout the United States and Canada. The firm regularly advises motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers and shippers on a variety of transportation specific issues including:

  • U.S Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) regulatory compliance including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and Hazardous Materials compliance
  • U.S. DOT and Intrastate Operating Authority (Private & For-Hire)
  • U.S. DOT Mock Audits
  • Compliance with State and Local regulations including IFTA and IRP
  • Transportation Agreements (Broker/Carrier, Shipper/Carrier, Warehousing, etc.)
  • Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation
  • Independent Contractor Agreements and Structuring
  • Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Worker Misclassification Claims
  • Employment Agreements (Non-Compete/Non-Solicit)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
  • Cargo Claims and Disputes
  • Defense of Vehicular Accidents
  • Insurance Procurement and Coverage issues
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Equipment Leases/Purchases
  • Real Estate matters for Terminals and Drop yards
  • Vendor Technology Agreements
  • Federal and State Grant Procurements
The firm represents a variety of transportation companies that ship and/or haul numerous commodities (hazardous, non-hazardous, dry bulk, liquid cargo, pharmaceuticals, etc.) in interstate and intrastate commerce. The firm advises such private and public companies on the use of a wide variety of assets within the supply chain (OTR, LTL, last mile, etc.) including commercial motor vehicles, lightweight commercial motor vehicles, dry vans, tankers, specialize trailers, chassis and containers.

The firm also has vast experience in representing clients in catastrophic litigation throughout the United States. The firm routinely assists clients with 24/7 emergency management response protocols for catastrophic accidents.

Frantz Ward and its transportation attorneys are intricately involved in the transportation industry as demonstrated by its involvement in the following associations:
  • Transportation Lawyer’s Association
  • ALFA International Transportation Group               
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Truckload Carriers Association
  • Ohio Trucking Association
  • National Tank Truck Carriers Association
  • Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
  • Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
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