Fall Seminars

8-Hour Seminars over the course of 4 days

Freight Claims in Plain English

Presented by: Gerard F. Smith – Pezold, Smith Hirschmann & Selvaggio

Presented by the Transportation & Logistics Council, this course is based on the landmark text Freight Claims in Plain English, 4th Ed., authored by George Carl Pezold and William J. Augello

This course is essential for supply chain and logistics professionals, at all levels, or anyone who has responsibility for pursuing or defending freight loss and damage claims on behalf of shippers (manufacturers, distributors, etc.), brokers, carriers, freight forwarders, etc. It covers all aspects of freight claims from the basics of filing claims to more advanced topics such as legal liability and insurance. It includes valuable information and content that will assist and better prepare you to confidently resolve claims with legal and practical solutions.

Topics covered include:

  • Liability under the Carmack Amendment
  • Bills of lading, tariffs and contracts
  • Burdens of proof
  • Carrier Defenses
  • Limitations of liability
  • Time limits
  • Broker liability for cargo claims
  • Claim filing procedures
  • Insurance
  • Ocean freight claims under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)

Gerard F. Smith, Esq. is widely recognized as a leading transportation attorney and expert on the subject of freight loss and damage claims. He has presented this course numerous times both virtually and in person with popular acclaim from his audiences.

Tuesday October 3rd & Wednesday October 4th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Tuesday October 10th & Wednesday October 11th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Contracting for Transportation & Logistics Services

Presented by: Raymond A. Selvaggio – Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio

An intensive program on the practical and legal aspects of contracting for transportation and logistics services. 

Learn different techniques about drafting and negotiating transportation contracts, such as the “do’s” and “don’ts” of contracting.  

Also included is a review of important legal principles, statutes, and regulations affecting the contracting process, as well as a “walk through,” in-depth discussion of actual contract provisions, terms and conditions.

This course is for both purchasers and providers of transportation services with a focus on the contractual relationships among motor carriers, shippers, brokers and other 3PLs. 

Plus, attendees will have a unique opportunity to discuss their specific contracting problems and issues with a knowledgeable transportation attorney.

Tuesday October 17th & Thursday October 19th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Tuesday October 24th & Thursday October 26th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

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