Take A Load Off – The Liability for Improper Load Securement
By Peter T. DeMasters and Michael A. Secret, as published in USLAW Magazine (Winter 2023)
Originally published in DRI In Transit, Volume 24 – Issue 1 (2021)
Over 164,000 miles of highways in the National Highway System make up just a part of the over 4 million miles of public roads in America. On these roads, truck drivers move roughly 72.5% of the nation’s freight by weight. With all of the loading and unloading of goods in the American trucking matrix, who is liable when a person is injured by falling cargo? Where does a broker’s potential liability for injury from improperly secured cargo fit in?