Category: Transportation Law

BGS Transportation Client Celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 2, 2019  |  Carole Clark Isakson

We love to help celebrate our clients’ successes! BGS attorney Jim Wills has been counsel for the Halvor Lines group of companies in Superior Wisconsin for decades, and BGS attorney Carole Clark Isakson has had the pleasure of assisting with various matters. On December 21, 2018,  Halvor Lines celebrated its 50th anniversary with sincerity and style at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, Minnesota. What an amazing and well attended event! The speakers highlighted the core beliefs of the company – treating its drivers well and acknowledging the critical role they play, finding new and innovative ways to serve customers, and being a positive influence on all its employees lives. BGS is proud to be a partner with Halvor Lines and its growing group of companies, and to have been included in the festivities!     

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MTA Convention 2018

August 8, 2018  |  Carole Clark Isakson

As they have done for many years, the members of the BGS transportation department attended the Minnesota Trucking Association’s annual conference in August. This year’s conference was held at Cragun’s resort in the Brainerd area, and BGS is proud to have been a silver sponsor of the event. To say that trucking is a significant industry is an understatement… with a very very few exceptions EVERYTHING spends time in the back of a truck. Trucks may haul goods from origin to destination, or deliver or pickup the goods from a dock, airport or railroad yard. This will not change, and as populations increase and online retailers promise ever faster delivery, the role trucks play in commerce is becoming even more critical. Where do the attorneys at BGS come in? We advise new and old trucking companies, logistics companies and freight brokers in contract and other matters. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys help clients in the transportation industry negotiate fair contracts, comply with state and federal regulations, manage employment and other internal issues, and improve operations. We are proud to have attorneys with decades of experience in trucking!

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Transportation Lawyer Association Regional Conference 2018

February 1, 2018  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

Barna Guzy and Steffen attorney Carole Clark Isakson recently represented the firm’s transportation department and attended the regional conference of the Transportation Lawyers Association (“TLA”) in Chicago.  The TLA is an independent bar association, comprised of in-house, government and private practice attorneys.  Its members assist providers and commercial users of domestic and international logistics and transportation services, in all modes.  Because TLA members are all attorneys, one of its primary purposes is to keep its members ahead of the constant changes in the specialized legal environment governing all aspects of the supply chain and passenger travel.   TLA members come from all over the country to attend these educational conferences.   This year’s TLA conference included discussion of cross border shipments, continuing implementation of electronic logging devices in trucks, the ever shifting dynamics of risk allocation among the various parties to shipping contracts, and employment issues particular to the transportation industry.   BGS lawyers consistently seek out educational opportunities to stay abreast of changes in the law (or industry) that may impact our clients.    

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