2020 - Pre-Conference Seminars

Spring Seminar Descriptions
Sunday April 26, 2020
Seminars run 9am-5pm concurrently. You can choose one.
Presented by Gerard F. Smith, Esq.
Based on the 4th Edition of the text by George Carl Pezold & William J. Augello, which is considered the “bible” on this subject, the session covers the fundamentals by defining a and explaining the differences and liability of motor carriers,  freight forwarders, (the Carmack Amendment); brokers, third party logistic providers (3PL) warehouseman, air cargo carriers, and ocean carriers and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA); the beginning and ending of carrier liability; how to prove damages against a carrier and carrier’s defenses to liability; an explanation of shipper’s load and count and concealed loss and damages; limitations of liability and carrier’s tariffs; how to file a claim against a carrier and the time limits for filing claims against carriers and what constitutes a valid claim; a review of the bill of lading and more…

Registration includes a copy of "Freight Claims in Plain English 4th Ed. 2 volume soft cover " which retails for $285 and is considered the "bible" for the transportation industry.

Presented by Raymond A. Selvaggio, Esq.
An intensive workshop on the practical and legal aspects of contracting for both purchasers and providers of transportation and logistics services.  Includes a review of important legal principles, statutes, regulations and a "walk through" and in-depth discussion of actual contract provisions, terms and conditions.   

Fee for this seminar includes a course manual.

Identifying and Minimizing Legal Risks in the Supply Chain 
Presented by Brent Wm. Primus, JD
This one-of-a-kind seminar is intended for the persons actually doing the work to be able to identify and minimize legal and financial risks in their day-to-day responsibilities. The course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the supply chain and the relationships between the players -- shippers, carriers, and intermediaries. 
Presentation topics will include:
  • Motor Carriers, Brokers, and Suface Freight Forwarders: What is the difference and why does it matter?
  • Update on FMSA - the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Latest on vicarious liability for highway accidents
  • Bills of lading and contracts in a nut shell
  • Cargo insurance and cargo liability insurance

​Detailed agenda may change based on legal and industry developments between now and the time of the seminar.

Registration includes a 190+ page Course Handbook. The course handbook provides vital information you need for protecting revenues for your organization AND for your own individual professional growth.


This is a fast paced review that covers a broad base of subjects to help those preparing to take the Certified Claims Professional (CCP) exam, Sunday, April 26th 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees must apply and receive pre-qualified approval from CCPAC in order to take the CCP Primer or the Exam. The CCP Exam will be administered on Wednesday April 29th at 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Information and pre-qualifications requirements can be found on the CCPAC website at www.ccpac.com.