Master of the Billing Domain

Q: I know you’ve written before that a carrier has no obligation to pick up two shipments on separate bills of lading from the same location that also are going to the same destination, yet consider them as one consolidated bill of lading so the shipper is provided a lower rate based on the larger weight (Fort Valley, VA: Loft Press, “Transportation Questions & Answers,” vol. 31, 2001, p. 20).

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