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With approval from the Department of Justice, ATA provides model agreements for motor carrier and broker contractual relationships. The model contracts were developed in consultation with ATA member motor carriers, many of which operate separate brokerage businesses, and reflect comments made by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) on behalf of its members.

The model agreements (short form and long form) are intended to assist motor carriers and brokers in reaching a common understanding of their legal rights and obligations and to cover basic contractual terms, such as the legal status of the parties; freight documentation; insurance coverage; and cargo liability.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Trucking Moves American Forward.