2020 - Pre-Conference Seminars

Spring Seminar Descriptions
Sunday April 26, 2020
 
Seminars run 9am-5pm concurrently. You can choose one.
 
FREIGHT CLAIMS IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Presented by Gerard F. Smith, Esq.
 
Based on the 4th Edition of the text by George Carl Pezold & William J. Augello, which is considered the “bible” on this subject, the session covers the fundamentals by defining a and explaining the differences and liability of motor carriers,  freight forwarders, (the Carmack Amendment); brokers, third party logistic providers (3PL) warehouseman, air cargo carriers, and ocean carriers and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA); the beginning and ending of carrier liability; how to prove damages against a carrier and carrier’s defenses to liability; an explanation of shipper’s load and count and concealed loss and damages; limitations of liability and carrier’s tariffs; how to file a claim against a carrier and the time limits for filing claims against carriers and what constitutes a valid claim; a review of the bill of lading and more…

Registration includes a copy of "Freight Claims in Plain English 4th Ed. 2 volume soft cover " which retails for $285 and is considered the "bible" for the transportation industry.


CONTRACTING FOR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS SERVICES
Presented by Raymond A. Selvaggio, Esq.
 
An intensive workshop on the practical and legal aspects of contracting for both purchasers and providers of transportation and logistics services.  Includes a review of important legal principles, statutes, regulations and a "walk through" and in-depth discussion of actual contract provisions, terms and conditions.   

Fee for this seminar includes a course manual.


TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS AND THE LAW
Identifying and Minimizing Legal Risks in the Supply Chain 
Presented by Brent Wm. Primus, JD
 
This one-of-a-kind seminar is intended for the persons actually doing the work to be able to identify and minimize legal and financial risks in their day-to-day responsibilities. The course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the supply chain and the relationships between the players -- shippers, carriers, and intermediaries. 
 
Presentation topics will include:
  • Motor Carriers, Brokers, and Suface Freight Forwarders: What is the difference and why does it matter?
  • Update on FMSA - the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Latest on vicarious liability for highway accidents
  • Bills of lading and contracts in a nut shell
  • Cargo insurance and cargo liability insurance

​Detailed agenda may change based on legal and industry developments between now and the time of the seminar.

Registration includes a 190+ page Course Handbook. The course handbook provides vital information you need for protecting revenues for your organization AND for your own individual professional growth.


CCP PRIMER CLASS

This is a fast paced review that covers a broad base of subjects to help those preparing to take the Certified Claims Professional (CCP) exam, Sunday, April 26th 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees must apply and receive pre-qualified approval from CCPAC in order to take the CCP Primer or the Exam. The CCP Exam will be administered on Wednesday April 29th at 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Information and pre-qualifications requirements can be found on the CCPAC website at www.ccpac.com.