Trucking and Transportation Law

We are one of the few law firms in Oregon known for successfully handling trucking and transportation law issues. John Anderson is well-known in this field for his depth of knowledge regarding carrier and freight regulations, both regionally and nationally. For legal questions regarding all trucking, rail, air freight, or any other transportation matters, we are equipped to provide you with prompt and accurate answers. We counsel motor, air, and rail carriers throughout Oregon and Washington, as well as regional and national companies.

Whether we’re representing clients from mom-and-pop companies with one truck or clients from national transportation companies, our reputation in the area of freight shipping and logistics is second to none. Attorney John A. Anderson is well-known and respected throughout the region for his many years of outstanding litigation experience with transportation law matters. As one of the few lawyers in Oregon with extensive transportation law knowledge, he is familiar with matters relating to:

  • Federal and state motor carrier regulations
  • Proceedings before the ODOT, USDOT, WUTC, FMCSA, and STB
  • Safety compliance
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations
  • Purchase and sale of operating authorities and carrier assets
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Collection of freight charges
  • Undercharge claims
  • Labor / employment law questions


If you need assistance handling legal disputes, we have been successfully representing clients for over 30 years.  Our experience includes administrative appeals, as well as litigation in both the federal and state courts.  Look to us for effective counsel in the areas of transportation, trucking, and freight claims.

Transportation News NW

Anderson and Yamada, P.C. publishes an electronic newsletter, Transportation News NW. Our newsletter focuses primarily on transportation issues facing carriers, brokers, shippers and others involved in transportation in the Pacific Northwest. New issues are distributed once or twice each month.