Bills of Lading – Freight Charge Collection
The signed Bill of Lading received by DUBL at time of pickup governs the terms of shipping pertaining to payment of freight charges. Freight charges on a Bill of Lading marked “Prepaid” must be paid by the consignor. Freight charges on a bill of Lading marked “Collect” must be paid by the consignee. Freight charges on a Bill of Lading not marked either “Prepaid” or “Collect” are considered as “Prepaid” and must be paid by the consignor.
When a party other than the consignor or consignee on the Bill of Lading is responsible for paying the freight charges, the consignor must place the name and address of such third party on the Bill of Lading at the time of shipment. Consignor must also guarantee payment of charges if the third party fails to pay such charges within the time limit allowed under Federal regulations. Third Party billed shipments will not be accepted if the consignor has executed Section 7 (non-recourse clause).
Issue Date: 8/1/2012
Effective Date: 8/1/2012