The Bill of Lading for Your Auto Shipping Service
A Bill of Lading is not a bill, but is simply the receipt you get when your vehicle is picked up. It will have some information on it that you will want to keep handy. When your vehicle is picked up, you and the driver of the auto shipping service carrier will sign the bill of lading. If you choose to have a designated representative act on your behalf, they will sign the Bill of Lading with the driver.
Some of the information that should be on the Bill of Lading is the name of the auto shipping company, an address, and a phone number. It should also have a fine print section that spells out the company’s liability. Read this and be sure you understand it before you sign the Bill of Lading.
The Bill of Lading should also have the correct information in regards to where the delivery will be and who will be picking it up. There should be a place for a contact telephone number as well, so if there are any questions or problems, you may be contacted. There should also be information on the Bill of Lading regarding the name of the shipper (you) and the location of the pickup. You or your designated representative should receive a copy of the Bill of Lading before the driver leaves with your vehicle.
Another name for the Bill of Lading is a “Freight Bill”. The Bill of Lading or Freight Bill is a contract regarding the shipment of your vehicle, and should be kept in a safe and easily accessible place. If you have any questions or concerns, you can utilize the information on your Bill of Lading in order to contact your auto shipper. They should be able to address any concerns you may have before you sign the Bill of Lading, or afterwards.