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  • § 373.101
    Motor carrier bills of lading.
  • § 373.103
    Expense bills.
  • § 373.105
    Low value packages.
  • § 373.201
    Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

Part 373

§ 373.101: Motor carrier bills of lading.

Every motor common carrier shall issue a receipt or bill of lading for property tendered for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce containing the following information:

(a) Names of consignor and consignee.

(b) Origin and destination points.

(c) Number of packages.

(d) Description of freight.

(e) Weight, volume, or measurement of freight (if applicable to the rating of the freight).

The carrier shall keep a record of this information as prescribed in 49 CFR part 379.

Citation: [55 FR 11198, Mar. 27, 1990, as amended at 56 FR 30874, July 8, 1991; 62 FR 15423, Apr. 1, 1997]


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