Bill of Lading 101

Bill of Lading:  Learn what it is and how to use it.

A Bill of Lading is arguably the most important document when it comes to shipping. Not only is a Bill of Lading or (B/L) a legal document for carriage of goods, it is also the only document that can be used to prove goods were received in good order by the appropriate person.

ShipCanada's dispatch system autmoatically generates bills of lading for your convenenience, however, it is always the responsibility of the shipper to verify the information contained within the bill of lading beofre loading a truck.  Specifically, shippers should verifiy quantities, dimensions, weight, addresses and valuations.

Below is a diagram showing the most basic elements which must be present on a standard bill of lading.

Bill of Lading
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