- The bill of lading constitutes the complete contract of carriage between FedEx Freight Canada and the Shipper. Particulars as to the commodities and weights of each must be distinctly stated. The signed bill of lading or shipping order received by FedEx Freight Canada at time of pickup, govern the terms of shipping and payment of freight charges.
- The Shipper and Consignee are jointly responsible for payment of all freight charges. If one party defaults for whatever the reason the other party will be held liable.
- Where, as between the Shipper and the consignee it is intended that the freight move on a credit arrangement to be billed to the Shipper’s account, the bill of lading shall be marked “prepaid” in which event FedEx Freight Canada agrees to first look to the Shipper for payment for freight charges, and to extend to the Shipper whatever credit arrangements might be agreed upon between them. This agreement in no way detracts from the ultimate liability of the Consignee in the event of default of payment by the Shipper.
- Where, as between the Shipper and the Consignee, it is intended that the consignee shall pay the freight charges, the bill of lading shall be marked “collect”, in which event FedEx Freight Canada agrees to extend credit to the consignee on whatever terms might be agreed upon between the two, or to first look to the consignee for payment of freight charges; but this shall in no way relieve the Shipper from liability fro freight charges in the event of default by the Consignee.
- Where a bill of lading is not marked either “prepaid” or “collect” FedEx Freight Canada is to consider that the freight is moving on a “collect” basis in accordance with the preceding rule.
- FedEx Freight Canada at its discretion, may take possession of goods being shipped; as a specific lien, retaining possession of the shipment until payment has been made for such shipment; or as a general lien, retaining shipments in its possession until full payment of any customer debt, whether the debt was incurred with respect to those shipments or past shipments. After taking possession, FedEx Freight Canada will provide the customer fifteen (15) days notice of its intention to dispose of the merchandise unless payment is received in full. Proceeds from such disposal, will be applied toward satisfying the outstanding debt. In the event of a shortfall, the customer will be held liable for any remaining balance outstanding.
- If, as between the Shipper and the consignee, or either of them, it is intended that a Third Party pay the freight charges in respect of a shipment, then the bill of lading must be marked “prepaid” and a notation thereon made referring to the name and address of the Third Party to be billed. In such cases, FedEx Freight Canada agrees to carry such freight upon whatever credit terms might be agreed upon between the Third party and FedEx Freight Canada and absent such agreement, FedEx Freight Canada agrees to first look to the Third party for payment of freight charges but in no event shall this relieve the Shipper or the Consignee from liability for freight charges as hereinbefore stated.