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  • § 375.101
    Who must follow the regulations in this part?
  • § 375.103
    What are the definitions of terms used in this part?
  • § 375.105
    What are the information collection requirements of this part?
  • § 375.201
    What is my normal liability for loss and damage when I accept goods from an individual shipper?
  • § 375.203
    What actions of an individual shipper may limit or reduce my normal liability?
  • § 375.205
    May I have agents?
  • § 375.207
    What items must be in my advertisements?
  • § 375.209
    How must I handle complaints and inquiries?
  • § 375.211
    Must I have an arbitration program?
  • § 375.213
    What information must I provide to a prospective individual shipper?
  • § 375.215
    How must I collect charges?
  • § 375.217
    How must I collect charges upon delivery?
  • § 375.219
    May I extend credit to shippers?
  • § 375.221
    May I use a charge or credit card plan for payments?
  • § 375.301
    What service options may I provide?
  • § 375.303
    If I sell liability insurance coverage, what must I do?
  • § 375.401
    Must I estimate charges?
  • § 375.403
    How must I provide a binding estimate?
  • § 375.405
    How must I provide a non-binding estimate?
  • § 375.407
    Under what circumstances must I relinquish possession of a collect-on-delivery shipment transported under a non-binding estimate?
  • § 375.409
    May household goods brokers provide estimates?
  • § 375.501
    Must I write up an order for service?
  • § 375.503
    Must I write up an inventory?
  • § 375.505
    Must I write up a bill of lading?
  • § 375.507
    Must I determine the weight of a shipment?
  • § 375.509
    How must I determine the weight of a shipment?
  • § 375.511
    May I use an alternative method for shipments weighing 3,000 pounds or less?
  • § 375.513
    Must I give the individual shipper an opportunity to observe the weighing?
  • § 375.515
    May an individual shipper waive his/her right to observe each weighing?
  • § 375.517
    May an individual shipper demand re-weighing?
  • § 375.519
    Must I obtain weight tickets?
  • § 375.521
    What must I do if an individual shipper wants to know the actual weight or charges for a shipment before I tender delivery?
  • § 375.601
    Must I transport the shipment in a timely manner?
  • § 375.603
    When must I tender a shipment for delivery?
  • § 375.605
    How must I notify an individual shipper of any service delays?
  • § 375.607
    What must I do if I am able to tender a shipment for final delivery more than 24 hours before a specified date?
  • § 375.609
    What must I do for shippers who store household goods in transit?
  • § 375.701
    May I provide for a release of liability on my delivery receipt?
  • § 375.703
    What is the maximum collect-on-delivery amount I may demand at the time of delivery?
  • § 375.705
    If a shipment is transported on more than one vehicle, what charges may I collect at delivery?
  • § 375.707
    If a shipment is partially lost or destroyed, what charges may I collect at delivery?
  • § 375.709
    If a shipment is totally lost or destroyed, what charges may I collect at delivery?
  • § 375.801
    What types of charges apply to subpart H?
  • § 375.803
    How must I present my freight or expense bill?
  • § 375.805
    If I am forced to relinquish a collect-on-delivery shipment before the payment of ALL charges, how do I collect the balance?
  • § 375.807
    What actions may I take to collect the charges upon my freight bill?
  • § 375.901
    What penalties do we impose for violations of this part?
  • Appendix A to Part 375
    Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move

Part 375

§ 375.609: What must I do for shippers who store household goods in transit?

(a) If you are holding goods for storage-in-transit (SIT) and the period of time is about to expire, you must comply with this section.

(b) You must notify the individual shipper, in writing of the following four items:

(1) The date of conversion to permanent storage.

(2) The existence of a nine-month period after the date of conversion to permanent storage when the individual shipper may file claims against you for loss or damage occurring to the goods in transit or during the storage-in-transit period.

(3) The fact your liability is ending.

(4) The fact the individual shipper's property will be subject to the rules, regulations, and charges of the warehouseman.

(c) You must make this notification at least 10 days before the expiration date of either one of the following two periods:

(1) The specified period of time when the goods are to be held in storage.

(2) The maximum period of time provided in your tariff for storage-in-transit.

(d) You must notify the individual shipper by facsimile transmission; e-mail; overnight courier; or certified mail, return receipt requested.

(e) If you are holding household goods in storage-in-transit for a period of time less than 10 days, you must give notification to the individual shipper of the information specified in paragraph (b) of this section one day before the expiration date of the specified time when the goods are to be held in such storage.

(f) You must maintain a record of notifications as part of the records of the shipment.

(g) Your failure or refusal to notify the individual shipper will automatically effect a continuance of your carrier liability according to the applicable tariff provisions with respect to storage-in-transit, until the end of the day following the date when you actually gave notice.

(h) When you place household goods in permanent storage, you must place the household goods in the name of the individual shipper and provide contact information for the shipper in the form of a telephone number, mailing address and/or email address.

Citation: [68 FR 35091, June 11, 2003, as amended at 69 FR 10577, Mar. 5, 2004; 77 FR 36935, June 20, 2012]


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