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Transportation and Logistics Litigation

Overview

Conner & Winters provides a full range of legal services tailored to the transportation and logistics industry.  We represent some of the nation’s largest motor carrier companies as well as many other transportation businesses.  The firm’s attorneys regularly represent clients engaged in trucking, warehousing, freight forwarding, equipment rental, and the intermodal transfer of goods.  Our aviation practice group attorneys also represent world-wide air carriers and airplane leasing companies other aviation a related companies and airports in business transactions and litigation.

We are affiliated with key trucking associations and select trial attorneys with comprehensive trucking and transportation experience throughout the country.  Our affiliations include the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA).  We are committed to remaining fully engaged with the trucking industry.  In this way, we are able to provide state-of-the art representation to our transportation industry clients and can help to shape the legal requirements that affect the industry.

We have extensive experience representing trucking companies and insurers in the defense of personal injury claims arising out of accidents, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims related to trucking and aircraft accidents.  Clients also retain us in diverse types of litigation such as:

  • Disputes between sales agents and motor carriers
  • Preference claims brought against carriers in shipper bankruptcy proceedings
  • Breach of non-competition and trade secret agreements
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Environmental issues arising from fueling and maintenance facilities or the storage of hazardous material
  • Claims involving class actions.

In addition, a substantial portion of our transportation and logistics practice involves advising clients on a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.  Our attorneys routinely advise clients on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and updates.  We provide advice to motor carriers, airlines and airports on issues such as:

  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Driver and pilot duty hours and rest periods
  • Safety regulations
  • Licensing requirements
  • “Truth in leasing” regulations
  • Wage and hour
  • Federal Aviation Administration regulations
  • Airport development, financing and operations

We also appear before federal and state regulatory agencies including the FMCSA, FAA, and OSHA, on behalf of our clients.

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