The freight brokerage and intermediary industry is complex and constantly changing. The value and necessity of intermediary services has led to tremendous growth in the industry and the success of many brokers and other intermediaries. Consequently, successful brokers and intermediaries have become “targets” for various claimants and other competing interest, resulting in exposure to an ever-increasing number and variety of claims and new and complex legislation increasing regulation of the industry.
You have heard of MAP-21, its increase in the bond/trust fund amount and its imposition of additional qualifications for brokers and freight forwarders. But, do you understand MAP-21’s full implications? You have heard of the C.H. Robinson line of cases and other cases where liability has been imposed on brokers for personal injury and other catastrophic events. But, do you know how to reduce your exposure to such claims? Theoretically, brokers are not liable for cargo loss and damage claims. But, how often do you deal with or pay them as a broker?
Olsen Transportation Law Seminars were developed to educate brokers, intermediaries and others in the transportation industry in order to avoid and mitigate many of these risks. Founder Justin Olsen is a transportation and logistics attorney with over 20 years experience advising and representing brokers, carriers and others within the transportation industry and has established a national reputation within the transportation industry and among transportation attorneys.
The seminars have been specifically tailored for brokers and intermediaries to become armed with the knowledge necessary to better protect their business from the risks inherent in being successful in the logistics and transportation industry.