FXF 100 Rules Tariff

Bills of Lading, Freight Bills and Statement of Charges

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

Effective Date January 1, 2018

Item 360


Bills of Lading, Freight Bills and Statement of Charges
(Exception to NMFC Item 360)

  1. Transportation of shipments handled by Carrier are governed by the Bill of Lading terms and conditions shown in the National Motor Freight Classification as modified by the rules, regulations and charges published in this tariff.
  2. No deviation from these standard terms and conditions will apply in connection with shipments handled by Carrier, except upon written agreement signed by an officer of Carrier. Terms and conditions of pre-printed Bills of Lading tendered to Carrier by Shipper at time of shipment and signed by Carrier"s driver or dock worker will not apply except upon written agreement of an officer of Carrier. Bills of Lading so tendered by Shipper at time of shipment will be accepted by Carrier subject to the terms and conditions shown herein and as modified in this rules tariff.
  3. Except as provided in paragraph 2 herein, the provision of NMFC item 360 will apply, except upon request the following will be provided:
    1. Copies of freight bills, invoices, statements or proofs of delivery.
    2. Other forms or copies as may be required for submission with freight bills for payment.
  4. When Carrier receives a request to change or amend any aspect of the Carrier’s Freight Bill from the responsible party, such as Consignor, Consignee or Third Party, the following provisions will apply:
    1. Requests to change the payor of the charges or the payment status from collect to prepaid or prepaid to collect will be subject to acceptance by the Carrier. The request must be made in writing. There will be a $31.00 fee for this service.
    2. Requests to change the freight charge collection status from prepaid to collect will not be accepted if Section 7 of the corrected bill of lading has been signed by the Consignor, or once the shipment has been delivered, or if shipment has been lost or damaged.
    3. Requests to change the actual or released value of a commodity will not be accepted after the shipment has been delivered.
    4. Requests to change the commodity description, weight or pieces shall be accompanied by satisfactory written documentation acceptable to Carrier, such as original invoice or descriptive advertising copy.
    5. Requests must be made via corrected bill of lading, letter of authority or any other acceptable means with requestor’s signature.
    6. Requests to change the debtor of FedEx Freight shipments for reasons other than Carrier error require a letter of authorization (LOA) from the new bill-to party only. If a true third party refuses the charges, the consignor may be billed without a LOA.
  5. Driver signature on the bill of lading only acknowledges receipt of freight. Terms and conditions of FXF 100 series rules tariff and the bill of lading contract as provided in the NMFC will apply.
  6. When the Consignor fails to state the freight terms (prepaid or collect) in writing on the bill of lading,
    1. Shipments originating from Canada, including but not limited to Intra Canada, will move as collect and all applicable charges will be borne by the Consignee.
    2. All other shipments will move as prepaid and all applicable charges will be borne by the Consignor.
  7. Fees as stated in paragraph 4 subparagraph A are only applicable on shipments from, to, or between points within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  8. Shipper acknowledges that any and all comments that may be included in the “Remarks” section of the Bill of Lading is for Carrier informational purposes only. Shipper further acknowledges that Carrier will not have any obligations or liabilities under any circumstances for any comments that may be included in such section.
  9. Unless otherwise provided, all weights will be shown in pounds. Not applicable for Mexico IMS shipments.
  10. When Customer’s pricing program is published with a pallet weight waiver and/or allowance, Customer is required to list the pallet weight on the original bill of lading as a separate line item. If the Customer fails to list the pallet weight on the bill of lading, Carrier will assume the weight presented on the bill of lading to be the net weight of the commodities alone excluding any pallet weight. Carrier will apply a pallet weight calculation by multiplying the handling units times the pounds per pallet as published in the Customer’s pricing program.