If you run a business here in California that helps facilitate the delivery of goods traveling across the city, the state or the country, then you probably work with one or more companies on a regular basis. To maintain these relationships, you more than likely enter into contracts, have disputes on occasion and make sure your company remains in compliance with all of the state and federal laws that apply to your industry. All of these instances probably rely on a body of laws called transportation law.
Protecting the interests of your California business may feel like a full-time job in and of itself. At the same time, you want to expand as much as possible and work with as many other companies as possible. Documenting your relationship with those other parties requires entering into contracts. More than likely, you would not simply sign a contract given to you by the other party. Instead, you will probably want to examine it thoroughly and negotiate any terms you believe do not serve your company’s best interests.
After all, your contract is the first place you will turn if a dispute arises between you and a particular party. If you end up in litigation over a perceived breach of contract, your contract will provide the evidence that a breach occurred. Of course, you do not have to take every dispute to court. In fact, staying out of the courtroom could help preserve your relationship with the other party.
Working with an attorney experienced in transportation law could help you achieve your business goals and maintain your working relationships by helping protect your rights. You could enter into contracts understanding what each party’s responsibilities are and what happens when a party fails to fulfill those obligations. Furthermore, having the right legal assistance can help you maintain compliance with the California and federal regulations for your industry in order to avoid any unnecessary entanglements with government agencies that could disrupt your business and cost it time and money.