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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Logistics and Transportation Update - December 2016

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of Logistically Speaking, an e-publication that features articles authored by the attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Logistics and Transportation Practice Group. To read an article from this month's edition of the Logistically Speaking e-newsletter, click on the hyperlinks in the article titles below.

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Oregon Court Decisions Address Carrier and Independent Contractor Relationships

By Tim Abeska

Four Oregon court decisions reflect an understanding of the transportation industry and highlight the need for careful drafting of lease agreements with owner-operators. Read about what the court said about for hire carrier exemptions and more.

Smart Tailgating: Truck Platooning May Be Coming Soon

By Kara Kapke

Most states have some form of a tailgating law that requires drivers to maintain a “reasonable and prudent” distance behind a leading vehicle. Some states impose specific distance requirements, especially on heavy trucks. Learn more about how technology is a driving force behind new electronic vehicle-to-vehicle systems currently being tested in some states.

Transportation and Logistics Companies in Today’s Marketplace

By John Boyd

With today’s low interest rates, private equity funds and other financial buyers are increasingly interested in transportation and logistics companies, especially those that focus on warehousing. Read more about market facts, financing and succession planning for your transportation and logistics company.

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