Trucking accounts for the majority of domestic shipments in North America, but is poised for even more growth as manufacturers and retailers focus on their core competencies and contract out more transportation and storage functions. This represents a significant opportunity for Canadian and U.S. trucking companies.

But the sector also faces significant challenges. Rising fuel prices and an aging truck driver population could be roadblocks to success. In addition, they must navigate a myriad of regulations that govern safety and cross-border commerce. However, with expert counsel from legal advisors with deep experience across the interconnected transportation industry, companies involved in today's trucking industry can reap the benefits of a dynamic industry.

McMillan's Transportation Industry Group understands the issues that every trucking and logistics company faces. We advise clients in the surface transportation sector and have worked for some of the largest Canadian and international trucking companies. We also work with clients who operate within the broader industry, including vehicle credit and leasing firms, and clients who outsource transportation and logistics.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by :

  • Advising on provincial, federal and U.S. regulatory matters, including the carriage of dangerous goods
  • Assisting with customs and immigration matters related to vehicles and employees
  • Managing security registrations and clearances with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
  • Advising on border security issues
  • Advising on customs and cabotage compliance
  • Providing counsel on the import and export of controlled goods, including food and pharmaceuticals
  • Representing clients in cargo claims and dangerous goods litigation
  • Advising on taxation matters
  • Counseling clients on operational matters, including employment law, corporate and commercial transactions, and real estate
American Bar Association's Transportation and Energy Industries Committee Newsletter
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
November 16, 2007
In Brief, Winter 2007/2008
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert
June 2003
Lang Michener In Brief