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|- Legal Agreement|
The following provisions shall apply to a transportation of goods by
for hire highway carriers
licenced under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act
(Canada R.S.O. 1970 M-14)
or under provincial statutes with the exception of the transportation of:
a) used household goods
c) bus parcel express shipments
d) the personal luggage of bus passengers
e) such other specific commodities as may be specified by provincial law
|II BILL OF LADING|
- A Bill of Lading shall be completed as provided herein for each shipment.
- On each article covered by the Bill of Lading there shall be plainly marked thereon
by the consignor the name of the consignee and the destination thereof. This
requirement does not apply in cases where the shipment is from one consignor
to one consignee and constitutes a truckload shipment.
- The Bill of Lading shall be signed in full (not initialed) by the consignor and by
the carrier as an acceptance of all terms and conditions contained therein.
- At the option of the carrier a waybill may be prepared by the carrier and the waybill
shall bear the same number of other positive means of identification as the original Bill
of Lading. Under no circumstances shall the waybill replace the original Bill of Lading.
|III CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE|
- LIABILITY OF CARRIER
The carrier of the goods herein described is liable for any loss or damage to goods accepted
by him or his agents except as hereinafter provided.
- LIABILITY OF ORIGINATING AND DELIVERING CARRIERS
Where a shipment is accepted for carriage by more than one carrier the carrier issuing the
Bill of Lading (hereinafter called the originating carrier) and the carrier who assumes
responsibility for delivery to the consignee (hereinafter called the delivering carrier) in
addition to any other liability hereunder are liable for any loss of or damage to the goods
while they are in the custody of any other carrier.
- RECOVERY FROM CONNECTING CARRIER
The originating carrier or the delivering carrier as the case may be is entitled to recover
from any other carrier to whom the goods are or have been delivered in the amount of the loss
or damage that the originating carrier or delivering carrier as the case may be required to
pay hereunder resulting from loss of or damage to the goods while they were in the custody
of such other carrier. When shipments are interlined between carriers, settlement of concealed
damage claims shall be prorated on the basis of revenues received.
- REMEDY BY CONSIGNOR OR CONSIGNEE
Nothing in articles 2 or 3 deprives a consignor or consignee of any rights he may have
against any carrier.
- EXCEPTIONS FROM LIABILITY
The carrier shall not be liable for loss, damage or delay to any of the goods described in the
Bill of Lading caused by an Act of God, the Queen’s or public enemies, riots, strikes, a defect
or inherent vice in the goods, the act of default of the consignor, owner or consignee authority
of law guarantee or differences in weights of grain, seed or other commodities caused by natural
No carrier is bound to transport the goods by any particular vehicle or in time for any particular
market or otherwise than with due dispatch, unless by agreement specifically endorsed on the Bill
of Lading and signed by the parties thereto.
- ROUTING BY CARRIER
In case of physical necessity where the carrier forwards the goods by a conveyance that is not
a licenced for hire vehicle the liability of the carrier is the same as though the entire
carriage were by licenced for hire vehicle.
- STOPPAGE IN TRANSIT
Where goods are stopped and held in transit at the request of the party entitled to so request
the goods are held at the risk of that party.
Subject to article 10 the amount of any loss or damage for which the carrier is liable whether
or not the loss or damage results from negligence shall be computed on the cases of:
a) the value of the goods at the place and time of shipment including the freight and
other charges if paid, or
b) where a value lower than that referred to in paragraph (9) has been represented in writing
by the consignor or has been agreed upon such lower value shall be the maximum liability.
- MAXIMUM LIABILITY
The amount of any loss or damage computed under paragraph (a) or (b) of article 9 shall not
exceed $2.00 per pound unless a higher value is declared on the face of the Bill of Lading by
- CONSIGNOR’S RISK
Where it is agreed that the goods are carried at the risk of the consignor of the goods such
agreement covers only such risks as are necessarily incidental to transportation and the
agreement shall not relieve the carrier from liability for any loss or damage or delay which
may result from any negligent act or omission of the carrier his agents or employees and the
burden of proving absence from negligence shall be on the carrier.
- NOTICE OF CLAIM
a) No carrier’s liability for loss, damage or delay to any goods carried under the Bill of Lading
unless notice thereof setting out particulars of the origin, destination and date of shipment of
the goods and the estimated amount claimed in respect of such loss, damage or delay is given in
writing to the originating carrier or the delivering carrier within sixty (60) days after the
delivery of the goods or in the case of failure to make delivery within nine (9) months from the
date of shipment.
(b) The final statement of the claim must be filed within nine (9) months from the date of
shipment together with a copy of the paid freight bill.
- ARTICLES OF EXTRAORDINARY VALUE
No carrier is bound to carry any documents, specie or any articles of extraordinary value unless
by a special arrangement to do so. If such goods are carried without a special agreement and the
nature of the goods is not disclosed hereon, the carrier shall not be liable for any loss or
damage in excess of the maximum liability stipulated in article 10 above.
- FREIGHT CHARGES
a) If required by the carrier the freight and all other lawful charges accruing on the goods
shall be paid before delivery and if upon inspection it is ascertained that the goods shipped
are not those described in the Bill of Lading the freight charges must be paid upon the goods
actually shipped with any additional charges lawfully payable thereon.
b) Should consignor fail to indicate that a shipment is to move prepaid or fail to indicate how
the shipment is to move it will automatically move on a collect basis.
- DANGEROUS GOODS
Every person, whether as principal or agent, shipping explosives or dangerous goods without
previous full disclosure to the carrier as required by law, shall indemnify the carrier against
a loss, damage or delay caused thereby and such goods may be warehoused at the consignor’s risk
- UNDELIVERABLE GOODS
a) Where, through no fault of the carrier, the goods cannot be delivered, the carrier shall
immediately give notice to the consignor and consignee that delivery has not been made and
shall request disposal instructions.
b) Pending receipt of such disposal instructions:
I) The goods may be stored in the warehouse of the carrier, subject to a reasonable charge for
II) Provided that the carrier has notified the consignor of his intention the goods may be
removed to and stored in a public or licensed warehouse at the expense of the consignor, without
liability on the part of the carrier, and subject to a lien for all freight and other lawful
charges including a reasonable charge for storage.
- RETURN OF GOODS
Where notice has been given by the carrier pursuant to article 16a, and no disposal instructions
have been received within 10 days from the date of such notice the carrier may return to the
consignor at the consignor expense all undelivered shipments for which such notice has been given.
Subject to article 19, any limitation on the carrier’s liability on the Bill of Lading and any
alteration, or addition or erasure in the Bill of Lading shall be signed or initialed by the
consignor or his agent and the originating carrier or his agent and unless so acknowledge shall
be without effect.
It shall be the responsibility of the consignor to show correct shipping weights on the Bill of
Lading. Where the actual weight of the shipment does not agree with the weight shown on the Bill
of Lading the weight shown thereon is subject to correction by the carrier.
- C.O.D. SHIPMENTS
a) A carrier shall not deliver a C.O.D. shipment unless payment is received in full.
b) The charge for collecting and remitting the amount of C.O.D. dues for C.O.D. shipments
must be collected from the consignee unless the consignor has otherwise so indicated and
instructed on the Bill of Lading.
c) A carrier shall remit all C.O.D. monies to the consignor or person designated by him,
within 15 days after collection.
d) A carrier shall keep all C.O.D. monies separate from the other revenues and funds of his
business in a separate trust fund or account.
e) A carrier shall include as a separate item in this schedule of rates the charges for
collecting and remitting money paid by consignees.
|IV OTHER SPECIFICATIONS|
Received at the point of origin on the date specified from the consignor mentioned herein,
the property herein described in apparent good order except as noted (contents and conditions
of contents of package unknown ) marked, consigned and destined as indicated below which the
carrier agrees to carry and to deliver to the consignee at the said destination if on its own
authorized route or otherwise to cause to be carried by another carrier on the route to said
destination subject to the rates and classification in effect on the date of shipment.
It is mutually agreed as to each carrier of all or any of the goods over all or any portion of
the route to destination and as to each party of any time interested in all or any of the goods
that every service to be performed hereunder shall be subject to all the conditions not prohibited
by law, whether printed or written, including conditions on back hereof, which are hereby agreed by
the consignor and accepted by himself and his assigns.