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Posted on Nov 1st, 2021

Freight Brokers

By: Jason G. Schutte

Trucking, transportation and logistics are becoming an increasingly complex industry. A product of this complexity is the increasing presence of freight brokers. These entities act as middlemen between shippers (persons or companies seeking to have freight moved) and carriers (trucking companies).

Freight brokers facilitate communication between the shipping and trucking companies to arrange the transportation of freight from the loading dock to the destination. Brokers generally do not take possession of the freight; rather, they ensure that the freight transfer goes smoothly between carriers and shippers, and that freight arrives safely, on time. 

Personal injury cases involving any trucking company or related entity are complex. Moreover, unique questions of fact arise when a motor vehicle collision occurs involving a carrier/trucking company transporting a load arranged by a freight broker. It is imperative that freight brokers and parties involved in a car accident hire attorneys experienced in transportation law.

The attorneys at Koepke, Hiltabrand & Schutte are very knowledgeable and experienced in trucking and transportation law, including the liability exposures of freight brokers under Illinois law. Please contact us to discuss your case.

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