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This program was recorded on September 25, 2018
The United States relies heavily on its substantial ground transportation network, specifically trucking operations. This course addresses the main issues facing trucking companies in day-today operations, such as compliance with state and federal transportation safety regulations, the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), the International Registration Plan (IRP), fuel taxes, freight claims, and commercial drivers’ licensing and safety compliance, as well as the basics of starting a trucking company and obtaining the required licenses and permits.
Since 2001, Ben has represented thousands of commercial and passenger-car licensed drivers in traffic court, obtaining reductions and dismissals of violations in the vast majority of cases. In addition to extensive experience in traffic law, Ben works with trucking companies to ensure compliance with state and federal transportation safety regulations, the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), the International Registration Plan (IRP), fuel tax and apportioned registration audits, worker’s compensation claims, and unemployment compensation cases, as well as business contracts, real estate, employment, and collections.
2 General Credits
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- Federal and state regulatory and safety compliance.
- Obtaining and maintaining licenses for interstate and intrastate trucking operations.
- Commercial vehicle licensing and compliance with IFTA, IRP, IRS use tax and state fuel taxes.
- Dispute resolution over freight charges and cargo claims litigation (Carmack Amendment).
- Creating independent business entities to separate hard assets and real estate from operating company to maximize asset protection.
- Drafting of commercial motor vehicle leases, owner-operator agreements, shipper-carrier agreements for small- and medium-sized businesses.
- Resolving violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and state agency safety regulations.
- Traffic violations and CDL licensing.
- Hazardous materials transportation safety and permitting.
- International trade issues, including US Customs and Border Protection ACE and Canada Border Services Agency PARS programs.