Getting Your Money’s Worth

Tips and cautionary tales from the trenches of contract negotiation

By Jennifer Barnett Reed


The devil is in the details, as the saying goes – and that’s nowhere more true than in contract negotiation.

It can be tempting for motor carriers and brokers to breeze past the fine print in the contracts they sign with shippers, but it isn’t smart. In a presentation to the Arkansas Trucking Association’s annual conference in May, transportation and logistics attorney Eric Zalud outlined some of the common mistakes carriers and brokers make in contract negotiations and the most important protections they should push for.


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We often talk about large loads on Alaska highways, and here’s a video of a load that traveled the Parks Highway last week. This load was 215 feet long overall, 21 feet wide and 18 feet high and had a preliminary weight estimate of 410,000 pounds.

The ability to move goods across the state is a vital part of Alaska’s economy. We build infrastructure in our state to be able to accommodate such loads.

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(Video by John Paulson, ADOT&PF)











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