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TERMS & CONDITIONS
Deﬁnition - Freight Brokerage: Customer acknowledges that FreightNShipping.com is a Freight Broker and NOT a Freight Carrier. Acting as a broker between the Customer and Carrier, FreightNShipping.com provides access to carrier rates and carrier services. FreightNShipping.com also ensures all carriers are properly licensed and bonded for all services they provide for the Customer. The Federal Government’s laws and regulations protect Freight Brokers from liability claims as a consequence of carrier service failures, loss of shipment, or damage to a shipment. The courts have upheld this position based on the fact that Freight Brokers are barred from accepting consignment (taking control) of freight –and– Customer consigns (signs over) their shipment directly to the carrier. At no time does FreightNShipping.com hold, handle, store or transport freight.
Deﬁnition - Freight Carrier: The Freight Carrier is a dually licensed and registered company that provides the actual transportation of Customer’s shipment. The Freight Carrier(s) is/are subject to all state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the transportation of this shipment. Customer understands and agrees that the Freight Carrier(s) that actually transport the shipment(s) is/are exclusively responsible for the transportation and delivery of Customer’s shipment.
Deﬁnition - Customer: You establish yourself as a Customer of FreightNShipping.com by: using FreightNShipping.com’s website to shop and compare freight rates, registering and establishing an account with FreightNShipping.com, and/or arranging a shipment through FreightNShipping.com.
The Customer is responsible for providing accurate weights, sizes and description of shipment including the freight class and NMFC code. Customer understands that all freight rates are quoted as tailgate or curbside pickup and delivery to a commercial location and/or carrier terminal drop off or pickup. Residential services are available and are charged as an assessorial service. If pickup and/or delivery are requested by the Customer, the Customer warrants the locations will be carrier-equipment accessible. Customer agrees to provide the means to load and unload the shipment unless these services have been arranged for as an assessorial service. Customer agrees to ensure the shipment is properly prepared for transport by Freight Carrier (packaging and addressing) unless these services have been arranged for as an assessorial service. The Customer agrees to pay for all services as actually provided by FreightNShipping.com and the Freight Carrier(s).
Customer agrees that any individual or entity acting on their behalf has the right to legally bind Customer. This includes; any sanctioned party scheduling a shipment(s), any party using Customer’s Bill of Lading (BOL), the party acting as consignor at the time of pickup, the party acting as consignee at the time of delivery, and/or any party requesting services for Customer.
Bill of Lading (BOL): The Bill of Lading, or BOL, is non-negotiable and has been prepared by the enrolled Customer or by FreightNShipping. com on behalf of the Customer and shall be deemed, conclusively, to have been prepared by the Customer. The General Rules Tariffs, set forth by the Carrier(s) that actually provided the transportation of the shipment, will in every instance take precedence in all legal proceedings and, when applicable, will take precedence over the FreightNShipping.com’s Terms and Conditions. If not stated within the Carrier’s General Rules Tariff, FreightNShipping.com shall control. All Terms, including, but not limited to all the limitations of liability, shall apply to the selected Carrier and their agents and contracted carriers.
Required Use of Bill of Lading: The Customer is required to use FreightNShipping.com’s system generated BOL. Customer agrees to sign the BOL provided by FreightNShipping.com prior to pickup. Customer must then provide (2) copies of the signed BOL to the Consignor (the party at the point of pickup). Customer, or an agent of the Customer, shall consign the shipment directly to the actual transporting Freight Carrier. Accordingly, the Customer agrees to that the consigned Freight Carrier will be exclusively liable for loss or damages. FreightNShipping.com may
choose to cancel this shipping agreement and disavow itself from the shipment if any of the following occur: BOL is not signed by the Customer, unauthorized alteration or unauthorized use of this BOL, shipments tendered to any Carrier other than that designated by FreightNShipping.com, and shipments tendered with any bill of lading not issued by FreightNShipping.com Not using the BOL prepared by FreightNShipping.com may result in a loss of all discounts and/or a reprocessing fee of $50.00.
Assessorial Services: Assessorial services are services provided by the Carrier in addition to the basic transportation of the shipment. Customer agrees to pay for all services requested and or any service(s) associated with a particular pickup or delivery location. Rates shown below will apply unless otherwise stated on the Bill of Lading and/or the invoice provided at the time of booking the shipment. Lift Gate at Pickup or Delivery - $150.00, Call before Pickup or Delivery - $35.00, Residential Pickup or Delivery - $95.00, Bill of Lading (BOL) not used
- $95.00, Tagging and Labeling Fee - $135.00.
Less Than a Truck Load (LTL): Less than a truck load (LTL) rates are based on: origin and destination zip codes, distance, commodity freight class per the NMFC (National Motor Freight Classiﬁcation), net shipping weight (including all packing materials, crating and or pallets) as a cost per pound, and volume of space required for transit as cost per cubic foot and/or length of truck.
Truck Load Services (TL) & Partial Truckload: TL rates are based on Dock Door Pickup/Dock Door Delivery and Shipper Load/Consignee Unload and are state-to-state and mileage based. Full truckload shipments include two hours of detention time at pickup and delivery. Additional charges may apply for charges including but not limited to: Tractor Detention, Trailer Detention, and Driver Assistance. Additional detention time will be charged at $75 per hour, up to $600 per day. A cancellation charge will be assessed for all TL shipments cancelled less than 4 hours prior to the scheduled day and time of pickup at the rate of $350 or 20%, whichever is greater. Expedited rates are based on actual or dimensional weight. If an expedited Carrier shipment contains oversized freight, additional charges and transit days may apply. Blanket Wrap/High Value Goods rates are driven by state-to-state/mileage, weight (actual or density), and commodity/product type. Flatbed rates are based on equipment type, state-to-state/mileage, and weight. If a ﬂatbed shipment contains oversized freight as determined by the state(s) it will transport through, additional charges and transit days may apply.
Quoted Rate: All shipments are quoted, rated, and booked based on information provided by you, the Customer. Factors in this calculation include;
Note: Not included in the Quoted Rate are any non-carriage related expenses that may apply, including but not limited to: customs assessments, penalties, taxes, duties, tariffs, tolls, storage expenses, attorney fees, and legal costs allocable to this shipment and/or all disputes related to the shipment. Customer accepts full responsibility and liability for these expenses.
Open Account: All Registered Customers arranging freight through FreightNShipping.com must establish an Open Account. All services provided by FreightNShipping.com, Freight Carriers or Vendors on behalf of Customer will be charged to this account.
Initial Billing: The estimated cost for each shipment is billed and charged to Customer’s open account at the time of dispatch. Customer understands that this initial billing is based on the information they provided and that this billing is done in good faith by FreightNShipping.com with the assumption that the Customer provided true and accurate information reﬂecting the actual description of their shipment and services to be provided.
Billing Adjustments: The Carrier reserves the right to verify a shipment’s weight, size, class and services provided. When a Carrier discovers these items are incorrectly described on the BOL, a Freight Inspector will document the differences and a “Billing Adjustment” will be issued. Should this occur, Customer agrees to pay for all documented billing adjustments via the same method of payment used in the initial billing of this shipment. Billing adjustments (if any) will be automatically charged to the Customer’s Open Account with FreightNShipping.com. Billing Adjustments will encore a Rebilling and Reprocessing Fee of $35.00.
Payment: Unless otherwise agreed, payment for all services is by Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express), which is issued in the Customer’s name and/or Customer is authorized to use. Customer understands and agrees they have established an Open Account with FreightNShipping.com and that they provided a credit card as their means of payment for this account. Understanding this, Customer is authorizing and directing FreightNShipping.com to automatically charge any amounts payable by Customer in connection with Customer’s use of FreightNShipping.com to the credit card Customer provided during the registration process, or such credit card(s) Customer may provide thereafter. All funds received by the FreightNShipping.com will be applied to the oldest (based on pickup date) outstanding invoice.
Late Payments: If payment is not received for services within Customer’s agreed to terms, the following will apply; (1) A reprocessing charge of $50 will be applied to the account. (2) Late fees will be assessed monthly at the rate of 1.5% of the outstanding balance.
Customer’s Warranties: Customer warrants their compliance with all applicable state & federal laws, rules, and regulations including but not limited to customs laws, import and export laws, and governmental regulation of any country to, from, through or over which the shipment may be carried. If the Customer does not complete all the documents required for carriage, or if the documents which they submit are not appropriate for the services, the Customer hereby instructs FreightNShipping.com, where permitted by law, to complete, correct or replace the documents for them at the expense of the Customer. However, FreightNShipping.com is not obligated to do so. If a substitute form of Bill of Lading is needed to complete delivery of this shipment and FreightNShipping.com completes that document, the terms of this Bill of Lading will govern. FreightNShipping.com is not liable to the Customer or to any other person for any actions taken on behalf of the Customer under this provision. FreightNShipping.com assumes no liability to the Customer or to any other person for any loss or expense due to the failure of the Customer to comply with this provision.
Guaranteed Transit Time Services: Unless Guaranteed Service is speciﬁcally listed as a chargeable assessorial service, delivery times are estimates only. When Guaranteed Service is included as an assessorial service, it is inclusive of transit times only as noted by the carrier selected. Guaranteed Service transit times do not include holiday and/or no-service days as deﬁned by the individual carrier. This service is not a guarantee for time of pickup. Day of pickup is not included in the qualiﬁcation and calculation of transit time.
Delay of Shipment: Neither FreightNShipping.com nor the actual Freight Carrier shall be held liable for delays in delivery caused by; an Act of God, war, accidents, weather or delays due to State or Federal intervention or any other circumstance that are beyond the control of FreightNShipping.com and or the Carrier(s). Such circumstances negate the Guaranteed Transit Time service. Beyond the circumstances noted above, liability for Guaranteed Transit Time shall, at no time, exceed the additional assessorial charge noted on the invoice for this service. In no case, shall the Customer hold the FreightNShipping.com or the Carrier liable for other losses the Customer may have experienced as a consequence of transit times greater the expected.
In the event of Carrier failure to comply with the guaranteed service requested, the Customer is permitted ten (10) business days from the date of invoice to ﬁ le a claim request in writing with FreightNShipping.com If FreightNShipping.com does not receive a claim request or receives the request after the allowable ten (10) business days, the service provided by the Carrier will be deemed to have met all guaranteed service standards and the claim request will automatically be considered invalid and denied. In no event shall FreightNShipping.com be liable nor will any account be credited if the Customer does not use FreightNShipping.com Bill of Lading.
Exclusions of Liability: Customer agrees that FreightNShipping.com will not be held liable for any loss, missed delivery or non-delivery caused by the act, default or omission of the Customer or any other party who claims interest in the shipment, or caused by the nature of the shipment or any defect thereof. FreightNShipping.com will not be held liable for losses, missed delivery or non-delivery caused by Customer’s violation(s) of the Terms and Conditions contained in the Bill of Lading or of the Carrier’s General Rules Tariff including, but not limited to: improper or insufﬁcient packing, securing, marking or addressing, or failure to observe any of the rules relating to shipments not acceptable for transportation or shipping. FreightNShipping.com is not liable for losses, missed delivery or non-delivery caused by the acts of God, perils of the air, public authorities, acts or omissions of Customs or quarantine, war, riots, strikes, labor disputes, weather conditions or mechanical delay or failure of truck, aircraft or other equipment. FreightNShipping.com is not liable for failure to comply with delivery or other instructions from the Customer or for the acts or omissions of any person other than employees of FreightNShipping.com Subject to the limitations of liability contained in this Bill of Lading and the Carrier’s General Rules Tariff, FreightNShipping.com shall only be liable for loss, damage, missed delivery, or non-delivery caused by FreightNShipping.com’s own gross negligence. FreightNShipping.com liability therefore shall be limited to the fees that FreightNShipping.com has earned with respect to the subject shipment.
Limitations of Liability: All shipments are covered under the Carrier’s limited liability coverage as noted below based on either Full Truck Load or (TL) or Less Than a Truck Load (LTL) services (see below Consignee agrees to inspect the shipment at the time of delivery and document any damage on the delivery bill.
Full Truck Load Freight: Truck load (TL) Freight Carriers are required by law to carry a minimum of $100,000.00 of cargo insurance. This coverage protects the Customer from theft, loss, or damage due to ﬁre or vehicle accident. It does not cover loss caused during normal transit. It is assumed that damage occurring independent of an accident involving the vehicle is a consequence of improper or inadequate packing or crating.
Less than a Truck Load (LTL): All less than a truck load shipments arranged through FreightNShipping.com are covered by the respective Freight Carrier at a limited liability of $0.10 cents per pound. Optionally, Customer may choose to secure Freight Insurance from any 3rd party freight insurance company. For your convenience, www.FreightInsuranceCompanies.com provides a partial list of insurance providers. You may also ﬁnd that your home or business insurance provider offers freight insurance coverage. Freight insurance is also available under the insurance listings of your local yellow pages.
Filing Carrier Claims for Loss or Damage: The Customer must ﬁle all freight cargo claims in writing with FreightNShipping.com within 48 hours of delivery. This process may be done using our online claims form at www.FreightNShipping.com/claims. FreightNShipping.com will act as liaison and assist the Customer in the processing of their claim with the Freight Carrier. The ﬁling of a claim does not relieve Customer for payment of freight charges. Customer’s account must be paid in full prior to processing a claim for loss or damage. Please contact FreightNShipping.com for more details regarding carrier insurance or carrier liability.
Venue, Forum Selection and Choice of Law: Customer acknowledges that FreightNShipping.com is a Freight Broker and not the actual Freight Carrier. Customer also agrees that the services provided by FreightNShipping.com are limited to brokering of freight between the parties of Customer and Carrier and that this service was secured, executed, processed and recorded as a service within the State of Florida. All US Freight Carrier(s) brokered through FreightNShipping.com are subject to all state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the transportation of freight. The Customer acknowledges that the transportation of their freight is performed exclusively by the Freight Carrier and not performed by FreightNShipping.com Understanding this, the Customer agrees to hold FreightNShipping.com harmless for services (i.e. transportation of freight) performed by the Freight Carrier. Customer agrees to pay FreightNShipping.com per agreement regardless of any disputes that may or may not occur with the Freight Carrier.
Therefore: All parties including FreightNShipping.com, the Customer and the Carrier agree any claim, dispute or controversy between Customer and FreightNShipping.com (and/or made by/or against anyone connected with Customer or FreightNShipping.com, or claiming through Customer or FreightNShipping.com) arising from/or relating to Customer’s use of FreightNShipping.com’s website or services provided by FreightNShipping.com including claims regarding applicability or validity of this arbitration provision, shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (”AAA”) then in effect, subject to these Terms and Conditions at a mutually agreed location within Pasco County, State of Florida, USA.
Any claim regarding the validity or enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida and that the venue for any dispute shall any legal action relating to services provided by FreightNShipping.com or its website FreightNShipping.com, shall be ﬁled exclusively in the County Court of West Pasco County, New Port Richey, Florida or in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Customer shall be liable for all legal and collection fees.
Cancellation of Services: Customer may request cancellation at any time up to 30 days after the original date of dispatch. If the Customer elects to cancel the service, a 10% cancellation and processing fee will be applied. For shipments requiring special services, FreightNShipping. com will offer to arrange transport by appropriate alternative Carrier(s). Charges will be based on actual services as required with full credit applied.
Changes In Terms & Conditions: FreightNShipping.com shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Customer’s use of FreightNShipping.com, or any part there of, or to impose new conditions, including but not limited to adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modiﬁcations, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to posting on FreightNShipping.com, through electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Customer obtains notice thereof. Any use of FreightNShipping.com by Customer after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Customer of such changes, modiﬁcations or additions.
Binding Acceptance: Acceptance of FreightNShipping.com’s TERMS and CONDITIONS is redundantly required in the course of booking each shipment. This occurs by the Customer’s use of FreightNShipping.com, when securing a quote, when registering as a Customer, and/or when tendering a shipment. Additionally, a copy of these TERMS and CONDITIONS is provided with each Bill of Lading (BOL) and ﬁ nally, the use of FreightNShipping.com’s BOL requires the acceptance of these TERMS and CONDITIONS.