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Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.

Emily Chiarizia has been with Armstrong since 2018. As General Counsel, Emily is responsible for litigation management, internal policy development, compliance, risk management, contract negotiation, and the resolution of commercial cargo matters for Armstrong's 130+ agency offices.

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Logistics | Cargo Claims | Transportation | Freight Management | Shippers | Freight Broker

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
February 22nd, 2022

Brokers and forwarders both play a vital role in logistics and cargo movement. They have many similarities, and the terms “broker” and “forwarder” are often used interchangeably. ...

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Carrier Relations | Industry News | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Freight Broker

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
June 2nd, 2021

It is estimated that there are more than 3.5 million truck drivers and 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S. That’s billions of miles of roadway covered annually, which makes ...

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Carrier Relations | Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Shippers | Freight Broker

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
May 5th, 2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! Armstrong couldn’t resist the opportunity to begin our post with a festive pun about freight claims, alongside our tips and tricks to avoid exposure ...

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Carrier Relations | Logistics | Transportation | trucking | Safety

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
September 10th, 2020

Whether you are a shipper looking to move goods or equipment, an agent booking a load, or a carrier making hauls, your company’s health and future depend on safety.

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Insider | Industry News | ATG News | Business Advice

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
December 12th, 2019

  Historically, brokers have NOT been liable for a claim under the Carmack Amendment. A recent legal decision regarding broker liability will have an immediate impact on freight ...

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Business Advice

By: Emily M. Chiarizia, Esq.
November 26th, 2019

Commodity value and risk of transport are two factors that drive profit margins for freight brokers. Yet the most costly commodities and corresponding cargo claims may surprise ...