Indemnification Agreements and Motor Carrier Transportation Contracts

Indemnification Agreements and Motor Carrier Transportation Contracts SSL Draft


This Act voids contractual provisions in motor carrier transportation contracts that require the motor carrier to indemnify the shipper for the shipper’s own negligent or intentional acts or omissions. The bill also prohibits motor carriers from forcing shippers to indemnify and hold the carriers harmless against their negligence. It exempts certain uniform intermodal (sea,land, rail, and air) access agreements to ensure uniformity in those agreements and the continuation of existing insurance policies within that industry. 

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Status: Enacted into law in 2010.

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