Bill of Lading

Bill of Lading

A Bill of Lading or BOL is standard, mandatory paperwork for shipping. The BOL provids the carrier and driver with all the pertinent information related to shipping costs and transport information.

What Is a Bill of Lading (BOL)?

A Bill of Lading (or BOL) is a standard, mandatory piece of paperwork. The BOL provides the carrier and driver with all the pertinent information related to shipping costs and transport information. This paperwork allows for proper billing to be processed by the shipping company and FreightCenter, Inc. All parties (buyer, seller, and carrier) involved should have a copy of the BOL.

The FreightCenter BOL must be given to the carrier at the pickup time.

FreightCenter has discounted shipping rates due to the volume of shipments we ship through the freight carriers. The FreightCenter BOL confirms your (the customer’s) discounted rate with the carrier. If our BOL and additional account paperwork are modified or not used, the freight company will not know to bill FreightCenter these pre-negotiated rates. To keep shipping costs low, ensure the shipper uses ONLY FreightCenter’s BOL. In short, the BOL authorizes the freight discount to the driver at pickup. There is a $45.00 charge if the Bill of Lading is not used or given to the driver at pick-up. Even if you are having something picked up from your house, you will always use a BOL.

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Printing a BOL Document

Your shipment paperwork and billing documents can all be found online. When you log in to your my.FreightCenter.com account, you should see your BOL. The BOL is attached to completed orders under the “Bookings” tab or link.
REMINDER: The FreightCenter BOL must be given to the carrier at the pickup time. All parties involved should have a copy of the BOL paperwork. The FreightCenter BOL confirms your discounted rate with the carrier.

Check for an email from your account manager that includes a link to FreightCenter’s BOL and any additional paperwork.

Please Print 2 Copies of the Bill of Lading

  • Your shipment paperwork and billing documents can all be found when you log in to your my.FreightCenter.com account. The BOL is attached to completed orders under the Bookings tab or link.

  • All parties (buyer, seller, and carrier) involved should have a copy of the BOL. The FreightCenter BOL must be given to the airline at pickup time. The FreightCenter BOL confirms your discounted rate with the carrier.

  • Check for an email from your agent that includes a link to FreightCenter’s BOL and any additional required paperwork.

Why the FreightCenter Bill of Lading Paperwork Is Important

Suppose the driver is not presented with the FreightCenter-generated paperwork, including the bill of lading at pickup. In that case, the carrier will not know to charge FreightCenter the heavily discounted shipping rates quoted by the shipper. The carrier will instead set the shipper a non-discounted rate. Here are the details of how it works and why the FreightCenter Bill of Lading is so important:

  • FreightCenter arranges discounted shipping rates with our carriers.

  • The FreightCenter BOL confirms your discounted rate with the freight carrier.

  • The FreightCenter BOL MUST be given to the carrier at the pickup time.

  • If our BOL and additional account paperwork are modified or not used, the freight company will not know to bill FreightCenter these pre-negotiated rates.

  • To keep shipping costs low, ensure the shipper uses ONLY FreightCenter’s BOL when authorizing the freight to the driver at pickup.

  • The FreightCenter BOL can be printed directly from your account (see instructions below)

  • If the BOL is not presented to the driver at pickup and there is a need to change the billing terms, a $45.00 charge for FreightCenter to change the billing terms will be incurred.

What if You Receive a Bill Directly From the Carrier?

This usually occurs when FreightCenter’s BOL is not used at pickup time. As a result, a double booking in two systems happens and a change in shipping rates. Our freight brokers will promptly take care of the paperwork and have the charges properly credited for your freight shipment when notified. Please open a support ticket or contact our customer service department. They can be reached at 800-716-7608 and fax a copy of the bill that you received.

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