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Transportation

We advise clients across all major modes of transportation and types of commodities. Our clients include bulk and non-bulk shippers, intermediaries and carriers. Examples of past and present clients include:

  • Bulk-commodity shippers (electric utilities, agricultural companies, metals companies, petro-chemical companies, coal companies)
  • Industry trade associations
  • Manufacturers
  • Motor carriers
  • Retail companies
  • Short-line railroads
  • State and local government interests
  • Transportation intermediaries (motor freight forwarders, motor carrier brokers, intermodal marketing companies, third-party logistics companies, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC), ocean freight forwarders)

Why choose Thompson Hine for your transportation legal needs?

  • Our lawyers are nationally rated at the top of their profession for representation of shippers in rail and motor carrier matters by Chambers USA, based on interviews with clients and peers.
  • Through more than 50 years of representing The National Industrial Transportation League, the nation’s oldest and largest trade association for shippers and individual companies across industry lines, our lawyers have been at the center of virtually every major freight transportation issue.
  • Our lawyers have in-depth experience in all aspects of freight transportation transactions, including contract negotiation, interpretation and performance; service problems; safety and economic regulation, compliance and enforcement; and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
  • Our experience extends to all four transportation modes (i.e. motor, rail, water and air) and to shippers, carriers and transportation intermediaries such as brokers, forwarders, NVOCCs, and 3PLs.
  • Our lawyers have strong relationships with government transportation agencies and are among the leaders in national transportation bar associations.
  • We use a multi-disciplinary approach to address our clients’ needs. When your transportation issues overlap with other areas of law (e.g. corporate, environmental, labor, litigation, real estate), we draw on the experience of Thompson Hine lawyers in these other fields.
  • Our firm recognizes the importance of making client service our focus in everything we do. Our Client Service Pledge details this commitment and what our clients can expect from us.
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