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Why the Bill Of Landing (BOL) is the most important part of the freight shipping?

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A bill of lading is a document given by the shipper to the carrier at the time of pickup. It includes all the relevant information of the shipment, including but not limited to: pickup and delivery addresses, contact information, total weight, piece count, freight class, NMFC code, additional services, special instructions, commodity description, freight dimensions, billing party information, shipping/purchase order numbers, and much more.These are hardly the only things that should be on a bill of lading, but at the absolute minimum, these things must be notated on the BOL or else the freight probably won’t be picked up, and you could get charged a dry run by the carrier, which is why the BOL plays an important part in the freight shipping business.


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