Terms and Conditions
Carrier's Limited Liability
In the absence of a 'declared value' noted by the shipper at the time of pickup by the carrier, the carrier's limits of liability will be .500 per pound or $50.00 minimum for loss or damage to the shipments contents.
Concealed Damage - Carrier Liability
Time Limits - Carrier Liability
Concealed damage claims require notification to the carrier by registered letter within (5) days total after delivery date. Notification of concealed damage or loss beyond the (5) day time limit will result in declination of the claim.
Formal claims must be filed within 15 (total days) after delivery date. Failure to file a formal claim within the above mentioned time (imitations will result in declination of the claim.
Terms, Conditions and Limitations of Liability
  1. Shipper agrees that the goods described herein are accepted in apparent good order (except as noted) for transportation as specified, subject of governing rules and tariffs in effect an the date of this bill of lading.

  2. All weights entered on this bill of lading are subject of verification by the Carrier, If dimensional weight applies under terms of governing tariffs, dimensions of the shipment, in inches, are to be shown on the bill of lading.

    Carriers liability for loss or damage is limited to $50.00 for any shipment of 100 pounds or less; and carriers liability for shipments greater than 100 pounds is limited to $.50 (fifty cents) per pound, applicable only to that portion of the shipment actually lost or damaged, UNLESS THE SHIPPER DECLARES AND PAYS FOR A HIGHER VALUE.
    The shipper may increase Carrier's liability by declaring and initialing a higher value on the face of the bill of lading and paying the additional charges. Declared value may not exceed actual value. Carrier's liability for complete lose or damage will be the lesser of the total declared value or the total actual value. Carrier's liability for partial loss or damage will be prorated based on the ratio of total declared value to total actual value. For example: Shipper tenders goods with a total actual value of $20,000. Shipper declares and pays for a value of $10,000. Partial loss or damage occurs in the amount of $8,000. Claim would be settled for $2,000 (ratio of total declared value of $10,000 to total actual value of $20,000 X partial loss or damage of $8,000 = $4,000).
    The Carrier will not be liable for the Shippers acts, defaults, or omissions including but not limited to, improper or insufficient packing, securing, marking or addressing or for the acts, defaults, or omissions of the party receiving the goods or any other party with an interest in the goods.
    The Carrier will not be liable for the loss, damage, or delay caused by events it cannot control or foresee, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of public enemies, acts of public authorities, quarantine, inherent vice, strikes. riots, and civil commotions.
    Base Transportation Rate and an excess value charge of 65 cents per $100.00 or fraction thereof by which the released value exceeds that for which the base rate applies.

    Southland will not be liable for any claim for damages discovered after delivery of a shipment. And not noted on the delivery receipt.
    Any claim for loss or damage noted at the time of delivery must be submitted to Carrier, in writing, within 15 days (total) after acceptance of shipment by Carrier.
    No claim for loss or damage will be processed until all transportation charges have been paid.
    Claims cannot be deducted from transportation charges.
    Claims must be submitted in writing to the Claims Department, 5024 Katella Ave. Ste. 324. Los Alamitos, CA. 90720

    Southland will not be liable in any action of enforce a claim unless (1) the above-mentioned terms and conditions have been complied with by the Claimant and, (2) such action is presented within two years from the date the Carrier notified Claimant, in writing, that it had disallowed the claim in whole or in part.
    Southland shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees in any action it takes to collect charges for this shipment.
    Any disputes, disagreements or litigation arising as a result of this invoice, or the contract for transportation services represented by this invoice or any associated bills of lading or other documents associated herewith, shall be subject to the jurisdiction and venue of the Compton Court, Compton, Los Angeles, California. Both parties to this invoice expressly acknowledge and agree that this agreement relative to jurisdiction and venue is a condition precedent to Southland hauling or delivering any freight or goods whatsoever. This agreement as to jurisdiction and venue may only be waived in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Southland distribution, Inc.

  6. OTHER
    No employee, agent, servant, or representative of Southland has the authority to add, alter, modify, or waive any provision of this contract, governing rules, or tariffs.

The shipper and the consignee shall be liable, jointly and severally, to pay or indemnify Southland. for all claims, fines, penalties, damages, attorney's fees, court costs and fees, other costs and sums which may be incurred, suffered or disbursed by Southland, by reason of any violation of any of the rules and regulations contained in Southland rules and regulations or any other default of the shipper or consignee with respect to a shipment.
The shipper and consignee shall be liable, jointly and severally, for all unpaid charges payable on account at a shipment pursuant to applicable rules and regulations including, but not limited to, sums advanced or disbursed by Southland on account of such shipment.
Southland Distribution, Inc. shall have a lien on the shipment for all sums due and payable to Southland distribution, Inc. pursuant to Rule 95 and Rule 100. In the event of nonpayment of any sums payable to Southland Distribution, Inc., Southland Distribution, Inc. will hold the shipment subject to storage charges and/or will dispose of the shipment at public or private sale. Without notice to shippers or consignee, paying itself out of the proceeds of such sale of sums due and payable, including storage charges.
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