Bill of Lading Exceptions

The terms and conditions of most bills of lading release transportation providers from liability for loss or damage arising from:

  • an act of God,
  • a public enemy,
  • the authority of law or
  • the act or default of the shipper.

In addition, except in the case of negligence, a transportation provider will not be liable for loss, damage, or delay caused by:

  • the property being stopped and held in transit at the request of the shipper, owner or party entitled to make such request;
  • lack of capacity of a highway, bridge or ferry;
  • a defect or vice in the property; or
  • riots or strikes.