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Trucking, Transportation and Logistics

Legal Services for Your Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Needs

The American economy would come to a halt without the transportation industry and the essential role it plays in everything from moving people and goods, employing millions of workers, and the consumption of materials and services of other industries. 

We know the value the transportation industry because it a cornerstone of our firm. Our transportation practice began in the early 1920’s when we represented a local trolley car company in a bitter labor strike. For nearly a century, we remain industry leaders, serving many of the nation’s largest motor carriers and holding leadership roles in industry and trade organizations. 

Our transportation clients trust Carter Conboy and we value your continued confidence in our leadership, industry experience, deep bench of lawyers, and a proven record of accomplishment. We are your advocates from beginning to end with one goal: protect your reputation, business, and livelihood.

Accomplished Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Attorneys

Our attorneys have represented the trucking, transportation and logistics sector for decades, and deliver the experience, industry and trade knowledge, and resources necessary to counsel, defend, and protect you.  We work closely with you to learn the nuances of your particular business, so we can contain your risk and provide high-value, cost-conscious legal services.

Our Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Clients

Carter Conboy represents a wide range of trucking, transportation and logistics clients, including:

  • Bus, transit and ground transportation companies
  • Drivers and individuals
  • Freight companies
  • Hazmat haulers
  • Insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insured companies
  • Logistics companies
  • Long-haul and short-haul motor carriers
  • Manufacturers and distributors
  • Moving and storage companies
  • Private and commercial aviation
  • Private carriers
  • Rail and railroads
  • Scenic and sightseeing
  • Storage and warehouse facilities
  • Water transportation

Comprehensive Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Services

At Carter Conboy, our preeminent trucking, transportation and logistics team is unmatched. We offer a wide-range of services, including:

  • Commercial disputes and litigation
  • Controlled substances and alcohol testing
  • Criminal defense
  • Education and training
  • Emergency response services
  • Environmental issues and hazardous (HAZMAT) materials
  • Freight and cargo claims and litigation
  • Insurance disputes, negotiations, coverage analysis, and indemnification
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Litigation claims and defense, including personal injury and wrongful death litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • OSHA investigations and compliance
  • Product liability matters
  • Property and casualty claims and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management counseling
  • Technology and cyber counseling, planning and liability

Additionally, we represent clients before state and federal agencies, including:

  • New York Department of Transportation
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Critical Incident Response Team and Emergency Services

Day or night, whenever and wherever a critical incident or accident occurs, Carter Conboy’s Critical Incident Response Team is available to support you with immediate assistance in critical and catastrophic situations. Our Response Team, which includes our experienced attorneys, together with a group of independent and trusted industry experts – investigators, experts, analysts, and adjusters – are on-call and promptly available when a critical incident or accident occurs.

Additionally, we are active members of “Rapid Response” and “Go” teams for trucking and transportation companies throughout New York State, through our membership in the ALFA International Trucking and Transportation Practice Group. Our 24/7 emergency services are an example of Carter Conboy’s commitment to protect and safeguard our clients.

Trial Attorneys of a Different Caliber

With decades of experience, our attorneys have gained a preeminent reputation for excellence in trucking and transportation litigation and defense. We recognize that liability claims threaten a great deal more than financial loss. Your hard-earned reputation, business, and livelihood are at risk and sleepless nights can result.  

Our clients trust the talented team of attorneys at Carter Conboy, to protect through the complex, and often emotional process that accompanies liability claims.  We work closely with you from the time you are served to aggressively defend your interests throughout discovery and depositions, motion and appellate practice, and resolution whether by dismissal, mediation, settlement, or trial. 

The Most Recent Regulations 

Keeping you apprised of significant legal developments in your industry is a priority. From fleet tracking systems, hours of service reform, and autonomous vehicles, we will help you stay ahead of industry trends, developments, and disruptions so you are ready and can prepare for what lies on the road ahead.

Carter Conboy attorneys have an extensive understanding of the federal and state laws regulating the trucking and transportation industry. We are actively involved in ALFA International Trucking and Transportation Practice Group, Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA), and we are the preferred legal counsel in upstate New York to the Trucking Association of New York (TANY). 

Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

New York is highly regulated. There are thousands of safety and health regulations that affect private employers. You are required to keep abreast of regulatory changes, comprehend the complex issues involved, and be in full compliance. It is a daunting task and having the right support team on your side is vital. Fortunately, our attorneys know OSHA.

We support you from the beginning by providing risk management counseling, safety training programs, and developing and implementing compliance procedures.  We stay with you if an OSHA inspector arrives to guide you during the critical hours and days of inspection and throughout the emergency response. We defend and protect you to the end, in all instances of citations, charges, and litigation.

Beyond Trucking and Transportation Law

At Carter Conboy, we are able to support you beyond your trucking, transportation and logistics matters. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys, combined with our diversified practice spanning 20 industries and 40 service areas, have you covered. From preparing your will, to defending you in litigation, to protecting your business interests, the strength of our team is the answer to your many legal needs.