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Transportation & Motor Carrier Law

Baumann, Doyle, Paytas & Bernstein, P.L.L.C. offers a full range of transportation law services. The attorneys at Baumann, Doyle, Paytas & Bernstein, P.L.L.C. have provided legal services to the transportation industry for nearly 40 years. The firm’s attorneys represent hundreds of motor carriers, freight forwarders, freight brokers, logistics providers and other transportation service providers at all levels. These services include the following:

  • Freight Loss and Damage Claims
  • Transportation Insurance
  • Truck Accident, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense
  • Regulatory Law and DOT Licensing
  • DOT Audits
  • Motor Carrier Tax Audits and Tax Audit Hearings
  • Defense of Log Book and Size and Weight and Safety Regulation Violations
  • Worker’s Compensation Defense of Interstate Motor Carriers
  • Freight Charge Collections
  • Household Goods Loss and Damage Claims
  • Corporate, Partnership and Business Transactions Related to the Transportation Industry

Our attorneys are members of the following transportation related organizations:

  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council
  • Claims and Loss Prevention Committee
  • American Trucking Association
  • Arizona Trucking Association
  • Transportation Law Institute

The firm has a long-standing relationship with the Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) and its members. Gary Doyle is general counsel for the ATA and serves on the ATA Board of Directors. Mr. Bernstein currently serves the ATA as a Director Emeritus. The ATA offers motor carriers a wide array of services.

Mr. Doyle has been a frequent speaker for conferences and seminars related to transportation law. He has spoken at seminars for the American Trucking Association’s Annual Conferences, the Arizona Trucking Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Topics for such seminars include: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, “Actual Damages” in Carmack Amendment Claims, Litigating Freight Claims in Arizona, NAFTA issues and trucking law.

This firm provides practically all business law services related to and needed in the motor carrier industry. We maintain an extensive library related to transportation contracts, owner operator agreements, bills of lading and motor carrier tariffs and rules.

Because of the unique nature of the trucking industry, the firm has had the opportunity to represent some of the largest and most influential companies in the transportation industry including such names as Landstar Ranger, Inc., G.I. Trucking Co., Penske Truck Leasing, Dick Simon, Airborne Express and C.H. Robinson Co. At the same time, the firm has maintained a local presence in the transportation field by representing many Arizona-based transportation companies including Doudell Trucking, J&L Transportation, Inc., and Stage Call Corporation. Finally, the firm understands the special needs of those individuals and companies that are just starting out and those that maintain a small operation with a limited number of trucks in their fleet.

Baumann, Doyle, Paytas & Bernstein, P.L.L.C. also provides insurance defense services to a number of transportation insurance providers in both the liability and cargo arenas. The firm’s attorneys have litigated truck accidents ranging from soft tissue injuries to wrongful death claims. The firm is heavily involved in cargo claim defense litigation and the related insurance defense.

The firm recommends that you visit some of the links below to learn more about the transportation industry and its related services.

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  • Phoenix Office
    2929 North 44th Street
    Suite 120
    Phoenix, Arizona 85018
    Phone: 602-952-8500
    Fax: 602-667-6552
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