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Alan S. Cofman

Alan S. Cofman
  • Blog

    Opinion: The pitfalls of double logs in an ELD world

    September 30, 2019 by Alan S. Cofman

    Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are not yet mandatory in Canada, but many operators have attempted to stay ahead of the curve by implementing them. One issue that may arise in the conversion process, however, is the problem of “double logs”.

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    Opinion: Set up a trust account for brokered loads

    May 28, 2019 by Alan S. Cofman

    Carriers expect to be paid for the freight they move. There’s no surprise there. But the businesses that broker or sub-broker loads might be surprised to learn they can be held liable for ensuring freight-related payments get to carriers that turn the wheels.

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    Does your bill of lading fall short?

    December 5, 2018 by Alan S. Cofman

    A “lading” is nothing more than an archaic word for cargo, but continues to be used when it comes to the all-important bill of lading – a carrier’s contract to carry cargo. This is the document that includes the obligations

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    Defend the driver, defend the operator

    June 29, 2018 by Alan S. Cofman

    Operators may want to defend individual drivers — or even independent operators — against charges that can affect safety ratings. After all, if the driver pleads guilty, or plea bargains for a reduced fine, the demerit points will still count against the operator.

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