In January of 2017, Roberts & Associates was proud to serve as sponsor
of the Florida Messenger Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition
in Orlando, Florida. The FMA has been serving the interests of couriers,
messengers, last mile delivery companies, warehousemen, and distributors
in Florida for nearly thirty years. Its mission is to improve and advance
the common business interests of messengers, couriers, and related transportation
service providers in the State of Florida for the benefit of the public
in need of such services. David Smith attended the conference on behalf
of the firm and was glad to have the opportunity to meet with this sector
of the industry and to hear their concerns.
In addition to participating in various activities and roundtables, Mr.
Smith was able to meet one-on-one with FMA members at the Roberts &
Associates booth to discuss specific concerns in the industry, such as
maintaining the independent contractor model for drivers, and generally
limiting liability as a small operator beholden to larger forwarders and
providers. “For me, the real benefit of attending conferences is
the opportunity to hear, directly from industry leaders, what their biggest
concerns are," said Attorney David W. Smith, "and what keeps
them up at night.”
Attendance at conferences such as this helps the firm stay abreast of the
developments at all levels of the industry from international shipping,
to last mile delivery, and everything in between in order to be well prepared
to represent clients in all facets and at all levels of the cargo transportation sector.