Professional Driver's Handbook

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Bills of lading

A freight transporter shall at the time of acceptance of each shipment of freight for transportation on a public service vehicle issue or cause to be issued a bill of lading.

  • A bill of lading shall contain at least the following information:
    • the name of the freight transporter
    • the name of the shipper
    • the name of the place at which the freight was accepted for transportation
    • the name of the consignee
    • the name of the place where the freight is to be delivered
    • a list showing the nature of the contents of each container in the shipment and the gross weight of each container and its contents
    • the name and business address of any other freight transporter who will participate in the movement of the freight to its point of delivery
  • A bill of lading shall consist of:
    • an original bill to be retained by the shipper
    • a duplicate original of the bill of lading which shall be kept in possession of the driver of the public service vehicle while the freight is being carried thereon
    • a duplicate original of the bill of lading which shall be retained by the shipper if requested by him/her or be delivered to the consignee

Upon demand of a traffic officer, police officer or police constable, the driver shall produce for inspection the duplicate originals of the bills of lading in his/her possession in respect of freight being carried on such vehicle or a freight bill that contains all the information required to be included in a bill of lading pursuant to subsection (2).


Rev: 2017