Logistics Term

What’s a waybill?

A waybill is a document issued by the transport company giving information and instructions regarding the shipment. Some of the details on the waybill include the name of the consignee and consignor, pick up and drop off location of the load, and route. A waybill also indicates the type of charges the carrier should receive from the shipper. A waybill acts as a contract between the carrier and the shipper.

Waybill - In The Field

At the back of a waybill form is where you find terms and conditions. The Bill of Lading form acts as the waybill in transport because it contains all the information about the load and the terms and conditions. Before you sign it, take your time to ensure that you understand every clause. If you feel that some conditions aren’t in your favor, mention it to the carrier before signing the form.

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