1. Where can I find a copy of your Bill of Lading?
A copy of our Bill of Lading (BOL) is available under Resources.
2. How do I order pre-printed Bills of Lading?
To order pre-printed Bills of Lading, please complete the Preprinted BOL Order Form under Resources.
3. Is your BOL a legal document? Must the shipper fill it out?
A Bill of Lading is considered a legal document that both the Shipper and Driver must sign. This is a binding contract between the shipper and Day & Ross. Regardless of who fills out the document, the shipper is ultimately responsible for signing off on the Bill of Lading at the time of pickup. However, it would be preferable that the shipper also be responsible for filling it out.
4. What information and paperwork do I need to provide to Day & Ross Freight when I ship dangerous goods (DG)?
In addition to the standard paperwork required for shipping with Day & Ross Freight, when you ship dangerous goods, there are three critical TDG Regulations requirements that must be adhered to in order for the shipment to be transported legally, as well as to avoid potential delays and fines:
- Order of the description. The UN# must come first followed by the shipping name, class, and then packing group.
- Shipper’s declaration. The BOL must include a “shipper’s declaration” signed by the shipper indicating the shipment is compliant with DG regulations. “I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, are properly classified and packaged, have dangerous goods safety marks properly affixed or displayed on them, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.”
- Labelling/Packaging. If dangerous goods are shipped as an “overpack” i.e. shrink-wrapped on a pallet, Day & Ross Freight must be able to clearly see the DG labelling/markings through the shrink wrap. If it cannot, there must be labelling provided on top of the shrink-wrap that clearly indicates the contents of the DG freight.