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Terms & Conditions

Liability of Carrier

The carrier of the goods therein described is liable for any loss of or damaged goods accepted by the carrier or the carrier’s agent except as otherwise provided in this Bill of Lading.

Exceptions from Liability

The carrier shall not be liable for loss, damage or delay to any goods described in the Bill of Lading caused by an Act of God, the Queen’s or public enemies, riots, strikes, a defect in the goods, an act or default of the consignor, owner or consignee, authority of law, quarantine, or difference in weights of grain, seed, or other commodities caused by natural shrinkage.

Stoppage in Transit

If goods are stopped and held in transit at the request of the party entitled to so request, the goods are held at the risk of that party.

Declared Value

If the consignor has declared a value of the goods, there will be a surcharge on the face of the Bill of Lading the amount of any loss or damage for which the carrier is liable shall not exceed the declared value.

Articles of Extraordinary Value

  1. No carrier is bound to carry any documents, specie or article of extraordinary value unless by special agreement to do so.
  2. If such goods are carried without a special agreement and the nature of the goods is not disclosed on the Bill of Lading the carrier shall not be liable for any loss or damage in excess of the maximum liability stipulated in the Bill of Lading.

Freight Charges

  1. If required by the carrier, the freight and all other lawful charges accruing on the goods shall be paid before delivery.
  2. If upon inspection it is ascertained that the goods are not those described in the Bill of Lading, the freight charges must be paid upon the actually shipped with any additional charges lawfully payable thereon.
  3. If a consignor does not indicate that a shipment is to move prepaid, or does not indicate how the shipment is to move, it will automatically move on a collect basis.  

Dangerous Goods

Every person, whether as principle or agent, shipping dangerous goods without previous full disclosure to the carrier as required by law, shall indemnify the carrier against all loss, damage or delay caused by failure to disclose and such goods may be warehoused at the consignor’s risk and expense.

Undelivered Goods

  1. If, through no fault of the carrier, the goods cannot be delivered, the carrier shall immediately give notice to the consignor and consignee that delivery cannot be made and shall request disposal instructions.
  2. Pending receipt of instructions
    • The goods may be stored in the warehouse of the carrier, subject to a reasonable charge of storage or,
    • If the carrier has notified the consignor or this intention, the goods may be removed to and stored in a public or licensed warehouse at the expense of the consignor, without liability on the part of the carrier and subject to a lien for all freight and other lawful charges including a reasonable charge for storage

Return of Goods

If a notice has been given by the carrier pursuant to the above paragraph. And no disposal instructions have been received within ten (10) days from the date of such notice, the carrier nay return to the consignor, at the consignor’s expense, all undelivered shipments for which such notice has been given.

C.O.D. Shipments

  1. A carrier shall not deliver C.O.D. shipments unless payment is received in full
  2. The charge for collecting and remitting the amount of C.O.D. bills for C.O.D. shipments must be collected from the consignee unless the consignor has instructed otherwise on the Bill of Lading.
  3. A carrier shall remit all C.O.D. moneys to the consignor, or person designated by the consignor, within fifteen (15) days after collection.
  4. A carrier shall keep all C.O.D. moneys in a trust fund or account separate from the revenue and funds of the carrier’s business.
  5. A carrier shall include the charges for collecting and remaining money paid by consignor as a separate item in the schedule of rates


The carrier is not responsible for missing or damaged cargo, it is all the shippers’ responsibility.

Maximum Liability $2.00 per pound or $4.40 per kilogram, unless declared valuation, whichever is less. Not responsible for concealed damage or pilferage from sealed container. All claim must be made within 24 hours. Loss or damage must be noted on the bill at delivery goods received in good order. Paul’s Transport is not liable for any damage to driveways, parking tickets & towing.

Shipper acknowledges that by completing this Bill of Lading, the transportation of any goods are subject to all terms & conditions listed in the regulations found in HTA under Ontario regulations 643/05-Carriage of goods

For complete list of the Schedule to the Uniform Conditions of Carriage, please refer to O Reg 25/89, as amended or replace.