Transportation Law

What should You do When You Unknowingly Purchase a Car with a Salvage Title?

By Benton M. Eskelsen 801-365-1029 benton@snjlegal.com Buying a car is often a much more difficult experience than most people ever expect. When shopping for a car, you must be meticulous in looking for the best deal while also weeding out cars that don’t fit your needs. The most careful shopper trying to find the best deal, however, can […]

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Commercial Drivers and Traffic Citations: Protecting Your Career

Everyone hates receiving traffic citations. For most of us it means paying a fine, an appearance in court, or maybe even traffic school. However, a moving violation or other traffic citation can have devastating consequences for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders as it could result in disqualification of a license and loss of jobs.  Understanding

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Are Non-Competition Agreements Against Independent Contractors Enforceable in Utah?

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Usually, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. These agreements are also known as non-competes, post-employment restrictive covenants,

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New Insurance Option Offers Brokers Unprecedented Protection against Cargo Claims

Freight brokers often find themselves in a losing game of tug-of-war with carriers when it comes to deciding who will shoulder the costs of lost or damaged cargo. Now, thanks to the emergence of industry-specific insurance, this is starting to change. The Carmack Amendment places liability for lost or damaged cargo in the laps of

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Freight Troubles? How To Avoid Getting Stuck In Out-of-State Litigation

When something goes wrong in freight transportation, it’s not uncommon for everyone involved to be from different states. Add to that all the states the cargo traveled through, and potential locations for resulting litigation can stack up quickly. With a little planning and careful contract review, you can both choose the state for claims you

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Do Freight Brokers Have to Pay Workers’ Compensation to Non-Employees?

By Nathan Anderson nathan@snjlegal.com 801-365-102 Freight brokers, like any other employer, are generally only liable for their own employees for workers’ compensation purposes. However, what if a freight broker contracts with a motor carrier to transport goods, the motor carrier does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, and the motor carrier’s driver is injured on the

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