FREIGHT INSURANCE COMPANIES, LOGISTICS SERVICES & FREIGHT CARRIERS:
It is important to understand the responsibilities of your freight insurance company,
the logistics service and the freight carrier. (The company that actually transported
THE FREIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY
A freight insurance company provides freight insurance during transit. Freight insurance
is not purchased from FreightCenter Inc. (a logistics service) and not purchased
from the freight company (carrier) that transported your freight.
If you did secure freight insurance, you would have arranged for it with your insurance
company (Home owners or business), or you may have contacted an insurance company
that specializes in freight insurance. A list of freight insurance companies is
available at www.freightinsurancecompanies.com
as well as the yellow pages. If you have experienced loss or damage, you should
contact your freight insurance company directly. All damage claims must be reported
to FreightCenter Inc. within 48 hours of delivery.
THE LOGISTICS COMPANY:
FreightCenter Inc. is a logistics service and freight brokerage. As such, our function
is to provide access to major freight carriers. In many respects our relationship
is very similar to a travel agency, we help you find a carrier, but we are not the
actual carrier. We never see nor handle your shipment. Your freight carrier is the
company that did the actual pickup, transportation and deliver of your shipment.
THE FREIGHT CARRIER:
The freight company that actual transported your shipment is exclusively responsible
for the transportation and delivery of your shipment. (See documentation provided
at time of shipping)
You should also be aware that your freight carrier (all freight carriers) are subject
to the applicable rules and regulations governing freight at the federal, state,
and local levels. On issues of damage claims and damage liability, the National
Motor Freight Association (NMFC) establishes the rules and regulations.
FREIGHT CARRIER LIABILITY:
Do not confuse " carrier liability " with " freight insurance ". As explained below,
the freight carriers liability is based on a rate of 10 cents per pound, not the
value of what you shipped.
Freight carriers in the United States are liable for lost or damaged freight, based
on a rate per pound. While the carriers liability may provide some recuperation,
it is strictly limited to the rate per pound.
Carrier liability is calculated as follows:
( Weight Of Shipment x 10 cents Per Pound = Carriers Total Liability )
Many shippers purchase additional freight additional freight insurance. If you did
purchase freight insurance, it would have been through a Freight Insurance Company
(3rd party) not from FreightCenter Inc. and not from the freight carrier.
If such insurance was purchased, you should contact that insurance company as soon
as possible. If you did not purchase additional freight insurance coverage, your
carrier's (for that matter, all US freight carriers) liability is .10 per pound.
This amount can not exceed the invoice value of the shipment.
SHIPPERS (YOUR) RESPONSIBILITIES:
You must provide all supporting documentation as requested in the form below. Missing
documentation and or signatures will result in a delay of processing your claim.
All damage claims must be reported to FreightCenter Inc. within 48 hours of delivery.
The following is a copy of the agreement included in your original documentation.
Your rates are based on: the type of item(s) being shipped (class), weight, size,
commercial or residential pickup or delivery. Shipper is responsible for correct
shipment description & commodity code. Should the actual shipment's description
or services prove to be different than shown, additional charges may be accessed
and charged to your account. As the shipper, you agree to pay for the actual weight,
actual dimension(s) and actual services provided. For shipments requiring special
services, AFC will offer to arrange transport by appropriate alternative carrier(s)
Charges will be based on actual services as required with full credit applied. Shipper
may request cancellation at any time up to 30 days after contract date. If the shipper
elects to cancel the service, a 20% cancellation and processing fee will be applied.
The carrier(s) is subject to all state & federal laws & regulations applicable
to the transportation of this shipment and is therefore exclusively liable for the
shipment. The shipper understands that FreightCenter Inc. is not the actual
carrier and as such, the shipper will not deny AFC payment for reasons related to
disputes with the carrier. Shipper agrees the laws and regulations of United States
of America and the State of Florida have sole jurisdiction regarding the execution
of this agreement and that the venue for all legal proceedings concerning this invoice
and associated services shall be in Pasco County, Florida. Shipments are covered
under the carrier's limited liability coverage, per the carrier's tariff schedule
at $0.10 per pound. Shipper may secure ancillary liability coverage via third party
at www.freightinsurancecompanies.com. Consignee agrees to inspect the
shipment at the time of delivery & document any damage on the delivery bill.
Shipper is responsible for proper preparation, packing, and addressing of the shipment.
Shipper must provide shipping forms (BOL) at the point of pickup or a $45.00 reprocessing
fee may be accessed. As the party arranging this shipment you are agreeing to pay
for all services as actually provided. As the party arranging this shipment, you
are agreeing to pay for all services as actually provided.
As the party arranging this shipment you are agreeing to pay for all services
as actually provided
DATE OF SHIPMENT
SIGNATURE OF CARDHOLDER
For additional information you may download "Laws and Regulations" regarding liability.