Transportation And Trucking Law

Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson offers its clients its knowledge and decades of experience in providing counsel for several major inter and intrastate carriers. We have resolved numerous disputes on their behalf. Our attorneys practice in corporate, commercial and tort matters.
Our attorneys are leaders in the transportation defense field and have established excellent working relationships with scientific, engineering and medical consultants and experts to assist in the presentation of evidence and the zealous representation required by our clients.
Serving our clients’ needs in the transportation field is one of our main priorities. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients and their carriers in complex tort and coverage litigation involving all types of common and private carriers. Our firm has handled cases for large common carrier transportation fleets engaged in interstate trucking, railroads, waste hauling, taxicab, shuttle and bus operators, rental vehicle fleets, and ambulance services. We have represented both insurers and self-insureds in personal injury, cargo, environmental, hazardous materials, indemnification and insurance coverage issues within the transportation sector and are aware of the sophisticated issues and the interrelationships of the parties which can arise in the handling of such matters.
Some of our areas of focus include:

  • Federal and state motor carrier regulations
  • Proceedings before the ODOT, WUTC, FMCSA, Surface Transportation Board, and USDOT, including applications, protests, highway use tax reassessments, and economic and
  • safety concerns
  • Safety compliance
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations
  • Purchase and sale of operating authorities and carrier assets
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Collection of freight charges
  • Undercharge claims
  • Labor/employment law questions

Attorneys at Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson have handled complex litigation involving the shipping of goods over waterways, highways and rail. Our attorneys are well versed in environmental and toxic tort matters in order to assist our clients with today’s emphasis on the proper handling of hazardous materials while they are being shipped.