Waybill


Waybill

A waybill (US) or consignment note (UIC) is a document issued by a carrier giving details and instructions relating to the shipment of a consignment of goods. Typically it will show the names of the consignor and consignee, the point of origin of the consignment, its destination, route, and method of shipment, and the amount charged for carriage. Unlike a bill of lading, which includes much of the same information, a waybill is not a document of title. Most Freight Forwarders and Trucking Companies use an in-house waybill called a House Bill. These typically contain 'Conditions of Contract of Carriage' terms on the back of the form. These terms cover limits to liability and other terms and conditions.

Most Airlines use a different form called an Air Waybill which lists additional items like Airport of Destination, Flight # and time.

Digital waybill

A digital waybill is an electronic version of a waybill, which has become very common as many shipments are ordered through the internet. The driving force behind the movement to the Digital Waybill has been the lowering of printing costs for shipping companies in the North American market. The European market has also benefited from cost savings through the reduction in telephone and fax costs due to the increased usage of the digital waybill. In some regions, it has been referred to as an e-Waybill however this is not the industry standard.

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