What is a Bill of Lading (BOL) and how to use it

Information on what the Bill of Lading is and how to use it

Bill of lading (BOL)


Bill of Lading (BOL or B/L) is a contractual document between a carrier and a shipper

It includes the details of the shipment and defines all aspects of the shipping arrangement including what is being shipped, to whom, to whom the freight charges are to be billed, and any additional information.

The carrier refers to the BOL for shipping information. Unless otherwise indicated, it is important to use your Freightera BOL at the pickup location to ensure accurate billing and transit time.

Failure to use our BOL will result in a $40 BOL change fee, possible tariff changes, delays, and other fines.

After paying for your shipment, download your Bill of Lading, which is automatically generated after the shipment is booked. You can also find it under ‘Shipments’ on your Freightera account. Make sure the pickup location has the Freightera BOL and gives a signed and dated copy to the driver when they come to pick the shipment up.

If you have any questions, you can chat with us, call our super-friendly Client Care team at (800) 886-4870 Ext. 1 or email us at [email protected].

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