- If the description, weight, or other information contained on the bill of lading is incomplete or believed to be incorrect, the Carrier or Carrier's agent will take action necessary to determine the correct information. Actions to determine actual freight characteristics may include depending on the freight characteristic in question:
- Opening of packages to inspect the contents to determine proper classification
- Verification of gross shipment weights.
- Verification of actual or declared density.
- Collection of other sufficient evidence necessary to verify whether or not the shipment is correctly described
- When the information is found to be incorrect, the Carrier freight bill will be corrected and freight charges assessed per Item 981 according to the proper descriptions and weights, as determined by Carrier's Legal for Trade, or a public certified scale, the increased weight will be charged at the highest rated commodity in the shipment. Deficit weight, if any, will be charged per NMF 100 series. Verification record may include individual shipment weight, or re-weigh certificate, or other shipment record. Carrier will make a copy of the written or electronic weight verification available to Shipper or Consignee upon request.
- Density will be determined by the cube utilized as determined by the methods contained in Item 110, Section 8 of the National Motor Freight Classification (NMF 100) Series and the weight shown on the Shipper's bill of lading, unless the Carrier determined the weight on the bill of lading to be in error or the Shipper provides documentation that the weight was in error.