About the author

Henry E. Seaton is a graduate of Duke University (A.B. ‘70) and Vanderbilt School of Law (J.D. ‘70) and has practiced law for more than 40 years in the Washington, D.C., area representing motor carriers, brokers and forwarders. Mr. Seaton is a member of the Vienna, Virginia-based law firm of Seaton & Husk, L.P. The firm specializes in freight claims, freight charge collections, contracting issues, carrier representation before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and bankruptcy issues.

Mr. Seaton serves on the editorial board of the Airforwarders Association Quarterly Magazine. He is the author of Protecting Motor Carrier Interests in Contracts (2002) and authored a chapter entitled “Contracting, Negotiations and Legal Issues in Transportation” in The Business of Transportation (Praeger Publishers, 2013).

From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Seaton was a contributing columnist for Commercial Carrier Journal. He serves as counsel for the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association, The Expedite Alliance of North America and the Auto Haulers Association of America, the Tennessee Motor Coach Association and the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Mr. Seaton is a member of the Conference of Freight Counsel and is vice president of Delta Nu Alpha. He also serves as co-chair of the Transportation Lawyers Association Federal Regulatory Practice Committee and is a frequent speaker and lecturer regarding cargo claims, freight charges, contracting and risk/insurance issues affecting carriers and brokers. 

In 2014, Mr. Seaton was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transportation Lawyers Association. 

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