Rules of the Road

Authored by renowned transportation attorney Henry E. Seaton, Rules of the Road: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues in Truck Transportation aims to help motor carriers and brokers steer clear of potentially catastrophic pitfalls in contracts and day-to-day business relationships.


Rules of the Road provides more than 300 pages of vital tips and information that will make it an indispensable reference guide you will consult again and again. 

Rules of the Road is available for individual purchase or as part of TransComply's Business/Claims Issues plan, which includes templates for several important types of contracting documents, quarterly webinars on business issues, and annual updates of issues covered by the book.

Rules of the Road helps motor carriers and intermediaries adopt best practices and avoid serious problems with:

  • Freight contracts (Bills of lading, service terms and conditions, and written contracts of carriage)

  • Owner-operator contracts

  • Insurance policies

  • Factoring agreements

  • Freight charge collections

  • Cargo claims

  • Customer bankruptcies

The book also includes chapters that address special legal issues involving intermodal drayage, warehousing, refrigerated transportation.


Plus, Rules of the Road offers useful resources, such as an outline of suggested carrier service terms and conditions; a comprehensive list of statutory and regulatory citations; and an extensive glossary of terms.

To order Rules of the Road: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues in Truck Transportation, visit Seaton & Husk, LP or contact us at 800-323-8200 or


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