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Making a Trucking Contract
Trucking carriers and their clients often use Trucking Contracts as a means of laying out the scope and payment terms for their business relationship with a manufacturer or distributor of goods. As a result of this agreement, all signers will know what to expect from the trucking services. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you may opt to activate Document Defense®, which enables an attorney to help you demand payment or otherwise enforce your legal rights.
Regardless of the type of work you will do as a commercial trucker, a Trucking Contract is always recommended. You may choose to make a Trucking Contract due to the fact that it yields the following list of benefits:
Ultimately, if you and/or the client decide against signing a Trucking Agreement, you might not receive any of the protections connected to having one in place.
You might want to prepare the following details for the Trucking Contract:
As you might hope with an agreement like this, your Trucking Contract will also include the typical language with regard to the non-employer relationship between the carrier and cargo owner, confidentiality, indemnification, and finally, dispute resolution. While making your agreement, you also can pick which state's jurisdiction it will be subject to. With the document tool, you are able to add more custom alterations, if needed.
The fees associated with meeting with and hiring a traditional attorney could add up to anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands, if your matter is complex. When you use Rocket Lawyer, every Trucking Contract that you make can be tailored to you. Simply tap or click on the button labeled "Make document" to begin the process. Once you have generated your document, you should always consider having your draft looked at by an attorney in our nationwide On Call network.
If you have any particular doubts or questions about how to move forward, connect with an attorney. Also feel free to browse our repository of legal documents for contractors and service providers.
In order to turn this document into a true legal contract, you and the cargo owner will need to sign it, electronically or otherwise. You can use RocketSign® to collect signatures electronically. Be sure that all signers get a copy of the fully executed contract. With a Rocket Lawyer membership, you also may print out, make copies, and/or download it when needed.
If you try it by yourself, getting a lawyer to provide feedback on contracts could be expensive. Certain lawyers may not even agree to review a document that they didn't author. In the event that an attorney does decide to help, they are still going to demand their standard fees to do so. An easier and more cost-effective alternative is through attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. With a Premium membership, you can have your contracts examined by an experienced contracts attorney. Whether you decide to produce another Trucking Agreement or other legal documents for your business, we'll be here for you.
Last reviewed or updated 08/26/2021