Trucking and Motor Carrier

Freight transportation is the lifeblood of our economy. Everything from agriculture to energy depends on it. Cosgrave’s trucking and motor carrier group is dedicated to supporting this critical industry by providing a complete array of defense, legal representation and value-added services:

  • Corporate/business law
  • Environmental/HAZMAT
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation and mediation
  • Personal injuries
  • Property and casualty
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Semi-Truck accidents
  • Training and publications

24-Hour Major Accident Response

Our defense team is well versed in the rapid-response, “Go Team” approach to trucking accidents. Clients are urged to contact us immediately when a serious accident occurs. We’ll quickly respond on the scene with an accident reconstruction engineer to gather time-sensitive forensic evidence, provide legal counsel to the vehicle operator, and coordinate with local law enforcement officials.

This approach has proven highly effective in protecting our clients’ legal interests if litigation later ensues. We stand by our clients before, during, and after an accident. Our lawyers have a proven record of success in the courtroom and at the mediation table.

Representative Clients:

  • American Trucking and Transportation Insurance Company (ATTIC) Risk Retention Group
  • Arrow Trucking
  • Canal Insurance
  • Chartis Trucking Group
  • Con-way Freight (CNF)
  • CR England
  • FedEx Express
  • First Group America (First Student, First Transit, and Greyhound)
  • Knight Transportation
  • Landstar Inway, Inc.
  • Market Transport
  • May Company
  • NAPA (Genuine Parts Co.)
  • NestlĂ© Waters North America
  • Performance Food Group (Vistar NW)
  • Stonington Insurance
  • Tyson Foods
  • U-Haul International/Republic Western Insurance
  • United Rentals
  • Vanliner Insurance


  • ALFA International Transportation Practice Group
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel