- SHIPPER (EXPORTER)
Enter the name, address, and phone number of the shipper / exporter,
including the legal tax identification number. In the United States, the
tax identification number is the employer’s identification number or
social security number.
Enter the date the shipment begins transport to Canada.
- REFERENCE NUMBER
Enter the shipper’s reference number or other control number.
Enter the name, address, city, province, and postal code of the shipment’s
destination along with the phone number for the contact receiving the
shipment. In order to expedite the clearance process; enter the name of
the Customs broker selected by the importer or owners of the product below
the consignee box. The broker phone number and e-mail address or fax
number should also be recorded in this area.
Note: The importer
selects the Customs broker. The selection should be placed in box 4 of
this form by the shipper.
If different from the consignee or if the shipper is not the “importer of
record”, provide the name, address, city, province/state, Canadian postal
or zip code, and phone number for the importer.
- COUNTRY OF
The country in which the merchandise originated.
- COUNTRY OF
If the goods originated in a foreign country and moved through the United
States, the United States would be the country of transshipment.
- TERMS OF PAYMENT
& TERMS OF SALE
The seller’s payment terms, such as “Net 30 Days”.
- CURRENCY OF SALE
The currency of the sale is placed in this box. For example “Canadian” or
“US” unless another foreign currency is to be used.
- 24 HOUR
EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION
List phone number and contact name for hazardous materials.
- THIRD PARTY BILL
TO IF DIFFERENT FOR ABOVE
List company name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, and
phone number for the party paying the freight charges if other than
shipper or consignee.
- NUMBER OF
The physical number of pieces being shipped for each article in the
For example: “one skid of steel stampings” or “five boxes of computer
If any product in the shipment is hazardous, place an “X” next to the
description of the hazardous item.
Note: The hazardous rules
on movements to Canada are identical to those used for domestic U.S. movements.
- KINDS OF
PACKAGES, DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLES, SPECIAL MARKS, AND EXCEPTIONS
This space REQUIRES the accurate
description of each article in the shipment. The description should
contain any special markings or exceptions and must contain the applicable
National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) number and class.
Note: If there are more than six (6) articles in the
movement, place a check in the square found in box 20 (“commercial invoice
attached”), include its number and attach the commercial invoice to the
Indicate the weight of each article in the shipment. The net and gross
weight figures (16 A and 16 B) should be included
at the bottom of the weight column.
- NMFC FREIGHT
List NMFC freight class for listed item being shipped.
The quantity column requires the number of units of each article in the
shipment. Please be sure to state the unit (i.e., cartons, skids, rolls,
etc.). It is not necessary to include “total quantity” on the document as
is necessary in the weight column.
- UNIT PRICE
The unit price is the charge for each unit of an article in the shipment.
The total column is the sub total value or price (number of units
multiplied by the price per unit) of each article in the shipment.
- NET WEIGHT
The net weight of the articles in the shipment.
- GROSS WEIGHT
The gross or sum total of the weight of both the articles and the
- INVOICE TOTAL
The sum of the article values in the shipment.
If the exporter is different than the shipper listed in box 1, the
exporter’s name, address, city, state, and zip code are noted in this
This space is used when the shipment is a “blind” shipment. When the
actual shipping location is different than the vendor/shipper shown in box
1, the name of the actual company, address, city, state, and zip code are
to be entered in this area.
This space should be checked if a commercial
invoice is attached. The commercial invoice number is also entered in this
If the shipper or consignee has secured a departmental ruling from
Canadian Customs, often granted when the same articles are imported
frequently, the departmental ruling is entered in this space. This space
is left blank if there is no departmental ruling.
- CARRIER CODE
Speedy Transport’s bonded Canadian carrier code is preprinted in this
- BOX 23
If the volume of transportation, insurance, and
royalties are included in the unit price (box 15) and invoice total (box
17), the space in box 23 is usually checked and boxes 24-26 are left
- BOX 24-26
See explanation of BOX 23 above.
- FOR FREIGHT
The standard “section 7” provision of the uniform
bill of lading. The next two boxes, moving left to right, contain spaces
that are used to instruct the delivering
1) collect a COD amount at the time of delivery,
2) indicate whether the fee is prepaid or collect, and
3) let the Driver know if the customer’s check is an acceptable form of
Freight Charges Are Prepaid
Unless Marked Collect
Indicate the status of freight charges in this box. Unless
the shipper marks the “COLLECT’ box, all shipments will move prepaid.
The shipper’s name is to be printed in this space.
The originating carrier’s name (Southeastern Freight Lines) is pre-printed
The signature box for the shipper.
The signature box, date shipped, and the total pieces signed for will be
completed by the Southeastern Driver.