CYBERCARRIAGE OF GOODS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

In recent years, much of the North American trucking industry has gone online in order to respond to ever-increasing demands for greater efficiency of service as well as accuracy and speed of information to customers, who are now demanding the ability to track and trace cargo, book freight, and check on cargo and equipment availability through one website in real time. The increasing competition within the transportation industry among all sizes of carriers has caused companies to move quickly to offer Internet services, often without fully understanding the legal implications of their actions. This paper identifies some of the legal issues facing motor carriers today, which plan to use the Internet either to complement their existing services or to start an Internet-based transportation company. Legal issues related to protecting intellectual property, software license agreements, and contracting for Internet services are discussed.

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    University of Denver College of Law

    Editor in Chief, 7039 E 18th Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80220
  • Authors:
    • Gabor, R T
  • Publication Date: 2001

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM