FXF 100 Rules Tariff

Collect on Delivery (COD) Shipments

US Section 1
US/Canada Section 2A
Intra Canada Section 2B
US/Mexico Section 3

Effective Date January 1, 2018

Item 430


Collect on Delivery (COD) Shipments

  1. When a shipment is tendered to Carrier and is identified as a COD shipment, the following charges and provisions will apply:
    1. The maximum COD amount shall not exceed $99,999.99.
    2. The COD amount is subject to a fee of 6.0% with a $126.00 minimum charge.
    3. An additional $42.00 charge shall be made for changes to the terms and conditions of the COD shipment.
    4. Unless otherwise stated on the bill of lading, COD fees and charges will be collected from the Consignee.
  2. The Consignor must clearly provide and specify the following:
    1. The letters "COD" will be placed immediately before the name of the Consignee and across the face of the bill of lading.
    2. The bill of lading containing all remittance information, that is:
      1. COD amount, which shall include only product cost.
      2. Remit-to name, street, city, state and zip code.
      3. Identify the party responsible for the COD charges shown above, Consignor or Consignee.
      4. Acceptable form of payment (see Paragraph 3 herein).
    3. Each package is to be plainly marked showing the letters "COD".
  3. The COD amount, COD fees, and all applicable freight charges will be collected at time of delivery and will be subject to the following:
    1. Forms of payment for COD amounts, fees and charges from the Consignee are:
      1. Cash will NOT be accepted.
      2. Company check, personal check, money order, cashier’s check or certified check will be accepted unless Consignor specifies in writing that certified funds are required.
      3. When Consignor requests certified funds, Carrier will accept cashier’s check, certified check or money order.
      4. Carrier requires a separate check or instrument for its COD fee and freight charges but may request certified funds.
      5. The COD amount will be collected in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated on the bill of lading.
      6. When Consignor fails to specify acceptable form of payment, Carrier may accept any form of payment listed herein.
    2. Endorsing or depositing of the payment instrument(s) by the Consignor or Payee signifies acceptance of the payment instrument(s) and Carrier liability ends.
  4. Carrier will remit each COD amount collected directly to the Consignor (or Payee if other than Consignor), within 15 days after delivery.
  5. Collection of COD amounts will be subject to the following:
    1. Carrier accepts COD amounts only as the agent to the Consignor and is responsible and limited to the exercise of due care and diligence in forwarding such amounts to the Consignor or Payee via U.S. Mail or FedEx Express.
    2. Carrier will not be liable for collection and remittance of the COD amount if the Consignor does not adhere to requirements outlined in this tariff item, or if shipment is refused by Consignee.
    3. Carrier will accept changes from the Consignor prior to delivery, and will make a good faith effort to accomplish the requested changes, but Carrier shall not be liable for any discrepancy in the COD collection or remittance of amount to the Consignee, Consignor or Payee.
    4. Carrier will not be liable for COD amount not collectible as a result of stop payment, insufficient funds, invalid signature, lost or stolen instruments, uncollected funds, forgery, fraudulent or counterfeit instruments, post dated checks or any other reason beyond Carrier's control, even when Carrier is specified as the Payee on COD check.
    5. Carrier will not be liable for accepting a facially valid and specified form of payment and will not be liable or obligated to take independent steps to verify the instrument(s).
  6. COD shipments will not be accepted if:
    1. COD packages are tendered on the same bill of lading with packages which are not COD.
    2. Instructions require COD amount to be collected from a party other than the Consignee.
    3. The freight is subject to inspection or testing by Consignee.
    4. Partial delivery is requested.
    5. Instructions require multiple COD amounts.
    6. Instructions require payments to be remitted to more than one Payee.
    7. COD shipment is not destined to a point within the United States or Canada or Puerto Rico.
  7. If, for any reason, the Consignor/Consignee does not adhere to the bill of lading requirements outlined herein, the Carrier shall not be liable to the Consignor or Consignee whatsoever.
  8. In the event Carrier fails to follow through and collect the COD amount to be provided by Part 2 above, Carrier liability for such amount will end at the expiration of a six (6) month period from date shipment tendered to Carrier.
  9. Performance of the COD service does not make Carrier an agent of the Shipper for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, completion of the sale of goods by the Shipper to the Consignee.