Evaluation of Cargo Liability Exposure

Evaluation of Cargo Liability Exposure

LaPorte CSA, in association with its affiliated law firm, LaPorte & Associates, P.C., can evaluate a motor carrier’s exposure to cargo liability and how effectively the motor carrier utilizes bills of lading and other contracts to limit cargo liability. This review entails:

  • Cargo Insurance
    • What are the limits and exclusions – is the carrier transporting freight that may be subject to an exclusion under the existing cargo policy?
  • Contractual Limitations On Cargo Liability
    • Use of tariffs
    • Use of bills of lading
    • Use of other transportation contracts
  • Freight Transported
    • Does the carrier transport high dollar/high target freight?
    • Does the carrier transport temperature sensitive freight or freight with special handling procedures?
    • Driver training to limit cargo liability