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Trucking

Overview

The trucking industry is a predominant player in land-based shipping, alongside rail transport. It is also crucial to other major market sectors like manufacturers, distributors and warehousing. But because of the safety risks inherent in trucking – large vehicles on heavily trafficked roads – the industry is under constant scrutiny. At the same time the trucking industry is serving the needs of major and remote markets alike, it faces extensive regulation and new policy initiatives from industry detractors, especially in the wake of any unfortunate accident involving a commercial truck. Trucking companies, as well as other interests reliant upon commercial transport, need knowledgeable and effective representation that can help address outside concerns, ensure regulatory compliance and help develop a response plan in times of crisis.

Turner Padget has developed successful relationships with clients in trucking and other transportation industries. Part of our strength comes from our involvement in industry organizations such as the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and the South Carolina Trucking Association (SCTA). We keep on top of the latest developments and most significant issues affecting our clients. Representing intrastate and interstate carriers, global delivery corporations, waste management companies and railroads, we can handle the broad range of issues these clients face, from major claims matters such as catastrophic injury claims, to labor laws and workers’ compensation, to regulatory compliance. We also understand that issues impacting trucking can happen at any time. Turner Padget’s Emergency Response Team allows clients to contact an attorney after normal business hours to respond to the scene of an accident. With five offices located throughout the state, we have a unique ability to respond when time is of the essence.

Emergency Response Team

We understand that issues impacting trucking can happen at any time. Turner Padget’s Emergency Response Team allows clients to contact an attorney after normal business hours to respond to the scene of an accident. With five offices located throughout the state, we have a unique ability to respond when time is of the essence.

Need to contact our Emergency Response Team?  Contact Ken Carter - (803) 227-4279

Experience

  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Hazardous material claims
  • Pre-suit investigations
  • Employment law
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Media relations
  • Property damage claims
  • General legal defense

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a trucking company and its driver in a multiple-day trial in federal court on a wrongful death claim arising from an interstate accident.
  • Favorably defended a local trucking concern in a wrongful death case involving one of its trucks.
  • Statewide counsel for a national delivery company.