Effective Date: January 1, 2004
PART I - SCOPE AND APPLICARTION
- 1.1 Purpose. This Rules Circular establishes terms and conditions applicable to
transportation of property by Seward Motor Freight, Inc. A copy of this Rules Circular
will be furnished by Carrier upon request.
- 1.2 Scope. Except as otherwise indicated, the terms and conditions set forth in this
Rules Circular are applicable with respect to all transportation performed by Carrier in
interstate commerce, in intrastate commerce and in foreign commerce.
- 1.3 Governing Publication. Where reference is made in any bill of lading, receipt or
other Transit Document respecting a Shipment tendered to or transported by Carrier to
"classifications", "tariffs", "lawfully filed tariffs", "the applicable motor carrier
classification or tariff", "the classification or tariff which governs this shipment" or
to other documents or publications of similar purpose and effect governing the transportation of a Shipment, such reference shall be deemed made exclusively to this Rules Circular.
- 1.1 Effective Date. This Rules Circular is effective January 1, 2004, and shall remain
in effect until modified as hereinafter provided.
- 1.5 Supersedeas. This Rules Circular supersedes all prior documents, tariffs and
other prior statements of terms and conditions applicable to transportation of property
by Carrier. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Rules Circular, the terms
and conditions established herein govern, control and take precedence over any inconsistent
or conflicting provision of any bill of lading, receipt or other Transit Document.
- 1.6 Modification. This Rules Circular can be modified only upon the express written
consent of the President of Seward Motor Freight, Inc. Except in instances where this
Rules Circular is subject to a Continuing Transportation Contract, Carrier reserves the
right to modify this Rules Circular at any time without prior notice.
- 1.7 Continuing Transportation Contract. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Rules Circular, if a Continuing Transportation Contract which incorporates by reference
the terms and conditions of this Rules Circular is in effect with respect to a Shipment
within the scope of such Continuing Transportation Contract on the date such Shipment is
accepted for transportation by Carrier, the provisions of such Continuing Transportation
Contract shall govern, control and take precedence over any conflicting or inconsistent
provision of this Rules Circular with respect to such Shipment.
PART II - DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
- 2.1 Definitions. As used in this Rules Circular, the words and phrases underlined
below have the meaning set forth thereafter.
- 2.1.1 Carrier means Seward Motor Freight, Inc., Seward, Nebraska.
- 2.1.2 Continuing Transportation Contract means a written agreement between Carrier and
another party to a Shipment made with respect to the transportation of a Series of
- 2.1.3 Delivery means the service performed by Carrier or its agent in transporting
freight to a dock, platform, doorway or receiving room directly accessible to highway
vehicles of Carrier at a warehouse, factory, store or place of business.
- 2.1.4 Pickup means the service performed by Carrier in calling for and collecting
freight from a platform, doorway or shipping room directly accessible to highway vehicles
of Carrier at a warehouse, factory, store or place of business.
- 2.1.5 Series of Shipments has the meaning of that phrase as used in Section 6 of the
Negotiated Rates Act of 1993, Pub.L. No. 103-180.
- 2.1.6 Shipment means a consignment of property offered to Carrier at one time for
transportation on one vehicle, and may include Pickups at more than one origin and
Deliveries at more than one destination.
- 2.1.7 Shipper includes (a) each person identified as a shipper in any Transit Document
respecting a Shipment subject to this Rules Circular, (b) in the case of any Shipment
subject to a Continuing Transportation Contract, the party identified as the Shipper in
such Continuing Transportation Contract, and (c) unless the context clearly otherwise
requires, the consignor, consignee and owner of a Shipment subject to this Rules Circular.
- 2.1.8 Transit Document means a bill of lading, shipping order, receipt, and any other
such document prepared with respect to a particular Shipment, but does not include a
Continuing Transportation Contract.
- 2.2 Rules of Construction. As used in this Rules Circular, unless the context clearly
requires otherwise, words importing the singular include the plural, and vice versa, and
words importing gender include all genders.
- 2.3 Section Headings. Section headings are included in this Rules Circular for
convenience only, and do not affect the interpretation or construction of any of the
PART III - GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- 3.1 Warranty of Shipper. By tendering a Shipment to Carrier, Shipper warrants and
represents to Carrier that the Shipment is properly classed, described, packaged, marked,
labeled and in condition for shipment and is in compliance with all governmental
requirements applicable to the transportation thereof.
- 3.2 Determination of Mileage. Where Carrier's rates are based on the number of miles a
Shipment is transported, unless otherwise agreed in writing:
- 3.2.1 Mileage shall be determined using the PC*MILER program published by ALK Associates,
Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, in effect on the date of shipment.
- 3.2.2 Where a Shipment has a single point of origin and a single point of destination,
Carrier's mileage charges shall be based upon the total number of miles determined using
such PC*MILER program over the shortest route from such point of origin to such point of
- 3.2.3 Where a Shipment has more than one point of origin, more than one point of
destination, or both more than one point of origin and more than one point of destination,
Carrier's mileage charges shall be based upon the total number of miles determined using
such PC*MILER program over the shortest route from the initial point of origin via all
intermediate points of origin and destination to point of final destination.
- 3.2.4 Notwithstanding Subsections 3.2.2 and 3.2.3, where through no fault of Carrier a
Shipment cannot be transported over the shortest route determined using such PC*MILER
program or where a longer route is used at Shipper's request, Carrier's mileage charges
shall be based upon the total number of miles determined using such PC*MILER program via
the route actually used by Carrier.
- 3.2.5 In the event a Shipment is rejected or refused at destination and Shipper requests
that the Shipment be returned to the initial point of origin, the mileage rate applicable
with respect to the initial movement of the Shipment shall also apply to the return
- 3.3 Pickup and Delivery. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Carrier's mileage rates
include Pickup at initial point of origin and Delivery at final point of destination.
- 3.3.1 Any additional Pickups and Deliveries shall be subject to stopping-in-transit
charges provided in Section 3.4 of this Rules Circular.
- 3.3.2 Pickup and Delivery do not include the performance of removal from or delivery to
basements or floors not directly accessible to highway vehicle of Carrier, nor do they
include packing, unpacking, erecting, dismantling or inspection of property, and other
- 3.4 Stopping-in-Transit. Shipments may be stopped in-transit for partial loading, for
partial unloading, or for both partial loading and partial unloading under the following
- 3.4.1 A Transit Document must be furnished to Carrier at or prior to the commencement of
loading of the initial Pickup of the Shipment identifying each point at which the Shipment
is to be stopped and the property to be loaded and/or unloaded at each such point.
- 3.4.2 The charge for each stop, exclusive of Pickup at initial origin and Delivery at
final destination, will be $100 for the 1st stop and $200 for each additional stop.
- 3.5 Impractical Operations. Under no circumstances shall Carrier be obligated to perform
Pickup, transportation or Delivery where conditions of roadways, streets, alleys or
premises over which vehicles must operate are such that in Carrier's judgment it is
impractical or unsafe to operate.
- 3.6 Limitation of Service. Carrier is not obligated to transport property for which it
does not have suitable or sufficient equipment, nor to accept Shipments except as equipment
- 3.7 Claims. Unless other required by law,
- 3.7.1 processing of claims for loss of, damage to or delay in the transportation of
property accepted by Carrier shall be governed by the provisions of 49 C.F.R. Part 1005
in effect on the Effective Date of this Rules Circular, and
- 3.7.2 processing of claims for overcharges by and duplicate payments to Carrier shall be
governed by provisions of 49 C.F.R. Part 1008 in effect on the Effective Date of this Rules
- 3.8 Payment of Charges. Unless satisfactory credit arrangements have been made, all
transportation and other lawful charges shall be due and payable to Carrier before
surrender and Delivery of property to the consignee or owner thereof.
- 3.8.1 Carrier's rates and charges are stated and payable in U.S. dollars and cents.
- 3.8.2 Where satisfactory credit arrangements have been made, all charges must be paid
within 30 days following presentation of Carrier's freight bill.
- 3.8.3 In the event payment is not made within the credit period specified in Subsection
and Carrier deems it necessary to employ the use of a collection agency and/or
attorney in the collection of Carrier's charges, an amount equal to 25% of the outstanding
charges or $200, whichever is greater, shall be assessed as liquidated damages in addition
to otherwise applicable charges.
- 3.9 Loading and Unloading. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all Shipments shall be
loaded by consignor at points of origin and shall be unloaded by consignee at points of
- 3.9.1 Free time for loading and unloading shall be two (2) hours following scheduled
time of arrival if an appointment for loading or unloading has been made or following
actual time of arrival if no appointment has been made or if Carrier's vehicle has not
arrived by the scheduled time of arrival.
- 3.9.2 When due to no disability, fault or negligence on the part of Carrier, Carrier's
vehicle is detained beyond the free time specified in Subsection 3.9.1, a detention charge
of $50 for every hour , or part of an hour, beyond the free time so specified that
Carrier's vehicle is detained shall be assessed. If vehicle has to be held overnight at
the Shipper or Receiver, a minimum of $300 will be charged for layover.
- 3.9.3 Where a Shipment is tendered to and accepted by Carrier subject to loading or
unloading by Carrier, a charge of $ 50 per hour will be assessed for loading and unloading.
If the services of a lumper is required, the lumper fee will be reimbursed 100% to the
carrier with a verified lumper receipt.
- 3.10 Transportation of Pallets. Carrier will not return empty pallets to the Shipper
without compensation therefor. Carrier's rates for the transportation of empty pallets
shall be determined as provided in Part VI of this Rules Circular.
- 3.11 Tarping Charges. Shipments transported on flatbed-type trailers or in
other-than-van-type trailers will be tarped by Carrier when requested to do so by Shipper
or when in Carrier's judgment such tarping is necessary to protect cargo while in-transit,
subject to a charge of $75.00 per vehicle so tarped.
- 3.12 Brokers. Carrier does not employ property brokers or other intermediaries as
agents for the solicitation of Shipments or the collection of freight charges. Carrier
will invoice the Shipper's broker, bank or other agent for freight charges, but Carrier
reserves the right to bill and collect freight charges from the Shipper and consignee in
the event full payment of freight charges is not received pursuant to third-party billing.
- 3.13 Electronic Data Interchange. Where a Shipment is subject to an Electronic Data
Interchange Agreement (other than a Transit Document), the provisions of this Rules Circular
shall be applicable to the extent not inconsistent with the terms of such Electronic Data
- 3.14 Spotted Trailer Usage. Spotted trailers are to be used to unload and to preload property hauled by the Carrier only. Under no circumstances shall the Shipper or Consignee use the trailer for storage or to move other property to any other locations without the written permission of the Carrier.
PART IV - C.O.D. SHIPMENTS
- 4.1 Acceptance of Shipments. Carrier will not accept any Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)
PART V - BILL OF LADING
- 5.1 Contract Terms and Conditions. Where reference is made in any bill of lading,
receipt or other Transit Document respecting a Shipment tendered to or transported by
Carrier to "the terms and conditions of the Uniform Domestic Straight Bill of Lading",
such reference shall be deemed made exclusively to the "Contract Terms and Conditions"
set forth in this Section 5.1 as follows:
Contract Terms and Conditions
- Section 1. (a) Carrier shall be liable as at common law for any loss of or damage to
the Property described in this bill of lading (hereinafter the "Property"), except as
- Section 1. (b)
1. Carrier shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to the Property or for any
delay caused by an Act of God, the public enemy, the authority of law, or the act or default
of the Shipper or owner, or for natural shrinkage of the Property.
2. Carrier shall be liable solely as a warehouseman for loss, damage or delay with
respect to Property in the possession of Carrier which occurs after placement of the
Property for delivery at destination or tender of delivery of the Property to the party
entitled to receive it has been made.
3. Except in the case of negligence of Carrier, Carrier shall not be liable for loss,
damage or delay which results (a) when the Property is stopped and held in transit upon
request of the Shipper, owner or party entitled to make such request; (b) from a defect or
vice in the Property; (c) from riots or strikes; or (d) from highway obstruction, faulty or
impassable highway, or lack of capacity of any highway, bridge or ferry. The burden to
prove freedom from such negligence shall be that of Carrier.
- Section 1. (c) In case of quarantine, the Property may be discharged by Carrier at the
owner's risk and expense into a quarantine depot or elsewhere as required by quarantine
regulations or authorities, or for Carrier's dispatch the Property may be discharged at the
owner's risk and expense at the nearest available point in Carrier's judgment. Carrier's
responsibility shall cease when the Property is so discharged, or the Property may be
returned by Carrier at the owner's expense to the shipping point, earning freight both
ways. All quarantine expenses of whatever nature or kind which are incurred with respect
to the Property shall be borne by the owners of the Property or shall become a lien on the
Property. Carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage caused by fumigation,
disinfection or other acts required or done by quarantine regulations or authorities even
though these acts may have been done by Carrier's officers, agents, or employees. Carrier
shall not be liable for detention, loss, or damage of any kind occasioned by the quarantine
or the enforcement of the quarantine. Carrier shall not be liable, except in the case of
negligence, for any mistake or inaccuracy in any information furnished by Carrier, its
agents or officers, as to quarantine laws or regulations. The Shipper shall indemnify
Carrier for any expense incurred or damages Carrier may be required to pay as a result of
introducing the Property into any place against the quarantine laws or regulations in
effect at such place.
- Section 2. (a)
1. Carrier is not obligated to transport the Property by any particular schedule or
vehicle, or in time for any particular market, or in any manner other than with reasonable
dispatch. Carrier shall have the right, in case of physical necessity, to forward the
Property by any carrier or route between the point of origin and the point of
2. In all cases not prohibited by law, where a lower value than the actual value of
the Property has been stated in writing by the Shipper or has been agreed upon in writing
as the released value of the Property for the purpose of securing the benefit of a rate
based on value, such lower value plus freight charges if paid shall be the maximum
recoverable amount for loss or damage, whether or not such loss or damage occurs from
- Section 2. (b) As a condition precedent to recovery, claims must be filed in writing
with Carrier within nine months after the delivery of the Property (or, in the case of
export traffic, within nine months after delivery at the port of export), except that
claims for failure to make delivery must be filed within nine months after a reasonable
time for delivery has elapsed. Suits for loss, damage, injury or delay shall be instituted
against Carrier no later than two years and one day from the day when written notice is
given by Carrier to the claimant that Carrier has disallowed the claim or any part or parts
of the claim specified in the notice. Where claims are not filed or suits are not
instituted thereon in accordance with the foregoing provisions, Carrier shall not be liable
and such claims will not be paid.
- Section 2. (c) Carrier, at its option, shall have the full benefit of any insurance that
may have been effected upon or on account of the Property, so far as this shall not avoid
the policies or contracts of insurance; PROVIDED, that Carrier, upon receiving the benefit
of such insurance, will reimburse the claimant for the premium paid on the insurance policy
- Section 3. The Property shall be subject to necessary packaging and preparation for
transportation at owner's cost. Grain in bulk consigned to a public or licensed elevator
may be there delivered, and placed by the consignee with other grain of the same kind and
grade without respect to ownership. If the grain in bulk is so delivered, it shall be
subject to a lien for elevator charges in addition to all other applicable charges.
- Section 4. (a) Property not accepted and received at the time tender of delivery of the
Property to the party entitled to receive it has been made, may be kept in Carrier's
vehicle or at Carrier's place of business, subject to Carrier's charge for storage and to
Carrier's responsibility solely as warehouseman. Alternatively, at the option of Carrier,
the Property may be removed to and stored in a public or licensed warehouse at the point of
delivery or at another available point, or if no such warehouse is available at the point
of delivery or at another available point, then the Property may be removed to and stored
in another available storage facility, at the owner's cost and held there without liability
on the part of the Carrier and subject to a lien for all freight and other lawful charges,
including a reasonable charge for storage. In the event consignee cannot be found at the
address given for delivery, then notice of the placing of the Property in storage shall be
mailed to the address given on the bill of lading for delivery and to any other address
given on the bill of lading for notification, showing the warehouse in which the Property
has been placed subject to the provision of this paragraph.
- Section 4. (b) Where non-perishable Property transported to the destination stated in the
bill of lading is refused by consignee or the party entitled to receive it upon tender of
delivery, Carrier may sell the Property at public auction to the highest bidder, at such
place as may be designated by Carrier; PROVIDED, that Carrier shall have first mailed,
sent, or given to the consignor notice that the Property has been refused and that it will
be subject to sale under the terms of the bill of lading if disposition is not arranged
for, and that after 30 days have elapsed from the time said notice to the consignor was
mailed, sent or given, Carrier shall also have published a notice containing a description
of the Property, the name of the party to whom consigned (or if shipped order notify, the
name of the party to be notified), and the time and place of sale, once a week for two
consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation at the place of sale or nearest
place where such newspaper is published.
- Section 4. (c) Where perishable Property transported to the destination stated in this
bill of lading is refused by consignee or party entitled to receive it, or said consignee
or party entitled to receive the Property fails to receive it promptly, Carrier may, in its
discretion, to prevent deterioration or further deterioration, sell the Property to the
best advantage at private or public sale; PROVIDED, that if there is sufficient time to
notify the consignor or owner of the refusal of the Property or the failure to receive it
and to request for disposition of the Property, such notification shall be given, in such
manner as the exercise of due diligence requires, before the Property is sold.
- Section 4. (d) Where the procedure provided for in Sections 4 (b) and 4 (c) of this bill
of lading is not possible, it is agreed that nothing in these paragraphs shall be construed
to abridge the right of Carrier at its option to sell the Property under such circumstances
and in such manner as may be authorized by law.
- Section 4. (e) The proceeds of any sale made under this section shall be applied by
Carrier: to the payment of freight, demurrage, storage, and any other lawful charges; to
the expense of notice, advertisement, sale, and other necessary expense; and to the expense
of caring for and maintaining the Property, if proper care of the Property requires special
expense. Should there be a balance remaining after all charges and expenses are paid, such
balance shall be paid to the owner of the Property sold hereunder.
- Section 4. (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of Section 4 of this bill of lading,
where Property is refused at destination Carrier may, at its option, proceed under the
provisions of Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code or any other applicable State law
providing for the enforcement and satisfaction of a carrier's lien.
- Section 4. (g) Except in case of Carrier's negligence, the Property shall be at the
owner's risk until loaded into and after unloaded from Carrier's vehicle and, if
transported in trailers or semi trailers, until such trailers or semi-trailers are
attached to and after they are detached from power units. Where Carrier is directed
to unload or deliver Property at a location where consignee or consignor's agent is not
regularly located, the risk after unloading, or delivery, shall be that of the owner.
- Section 5. Carrier will not carry or be liable in any way for any documents, coin money,
or for any articles of extraordinary value not specifically rated in Carrier's Rules
Circular in effect on the date of shipment unless a special agreement to do so and a
stipulated value of the articles are endorsed on this bill of lading.
- Section 6. Every party, whether principal or agent, who ships hazardous materials, without
previous full written disclosure to Carrier of their nature in the manner specified by the
Research and Special Programs Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation,
shall be liable for and indemnify Carrier against all loss or damage caused by such
Property and against any penalty incurred by Carrier arising out of the failure to make
such disclosure. Such Property may be warehoused at owner's risk and expense or destroyed
- Section 7. The owner or consignee shall pay the freight and all
other lawful charges accruing on the Property; but, except in those instances
where it may lawfully be authorized to do so, Carrier shall not deliver or
relinquish possession at destination of the Property until all lawful rates
and charges thereon have been paid. The consignor shall be liable for the
freight and all other lawful charges, except that if the consignor stipulates,
by signature, in the space provided for that purpose on the face of this bill
of lading that Carrier shall not make delivery without requiring payment of
such charges and Carrier, contrary to such stipulation shall make delivery
without requiring such payment, the consignor (except as hereinafter provided)
shall not be liable for such charges; PROVIDED, that a consignee shall not
be liable for transportation charges (beyond those billed against him at the
time of delivery for which he is otherwise liable) which may be found to be
due after the Property has been delivered to him subject to all of the following
conditions: (a) the Shipper or consignor has instructed Carrier to deliver
the Property to a consignee other than the Shipper or consignor; and (b) the
consignee is an agent only and has no beneficial title in the Property; and
(c) prior to delivery the consignee has notified Carrier in writing that he
is only an agent and has no beneficial title in the Property; and (d) in cases
where the Shipment has been reconsigned or diverted to a point other than
that specified in the bill of lading, the consignee has also notified Carrier
in writing of the name and address of the beneficial owner of the Property.
Where the consignee is not liable for certain transportation charges in accordance
with this provision and the preceding conditions, the Shipper or consignor,
or, in the case of a Shipment so reconsigned or diverted as specified in condition
(d), the beneficial owner shall be liable for such additional charges. PROVIDED
FURTHER, that where the Shipment is designated "prepaid", the Shipper or consignor
shall remain liable for undercharges which result from an erroneous determination
of the transportation charge assessed. If the consignee has given to Carrier
erroneous information as to who the beneficial owner is, such consignee shall
himself be liable for such additional charges. Nothing herein shall limit
the right of Carrier to require at time of shipment the prepayment or guarantee
of the charges. If upon inspection it is ascertained that the articles shipped
are not those described in this bill of lading, the freight charges must be
paid upon the articles actually shipped.
- Section 8. If this bill of lading is issued on the of the Shipper, or his agent, in
exchange or in substitution for another bill of lading, the Shipper's signature on the
prior bill of lading or in connection with the prior bill of lading as to the statement of
value or otherwise, or as to the election of common law or bill of lading liability shall
be considered a part of this bill of lading as fully as if the same were written on or made
in connection with this bill of lading.
- Section 9. Any alteration, addition or erasure in this bill of lading which is made
without the special notation hereon of Carrier shall be without effect, and this bill of
lading shall be enforceable according to its original tenor.
- 5.2 Nonissuance. In the event a bill of lading is not issued with respect to a
Shipment, all references to a bill of lading in the "Contract Terms and Conditions" set
forth in Section 5.1 shall be understood to refer to any Transit Document which serves or
is intended to serve the purpose of a bill of lading respecting such Shipment.
- 5.3 Binding Effect. The "Contract Terms and Conditions" set forth in Section 5.1 shall
be deemed a part of the contract of carriage for each Shipment tendered to or transported
by Carrier. In the event any bill of lading, receipt or other Transit Document purports
to establish terms and conditions of carriage which are contrary to or inconsistent with
the "Contract Terms and Conditions" set forth in Section 5.1, the "Contract Terms and
Conditions" of said Section 5.1 of this Rules Circular shall govern, control and take
precedence over any contrary or inconsistent terms of any such bill of lading, receipt or
other Transit Document and any such contrary or inconsistent terms shall be of no force
PART VI - RATES
- 6.1 Applicability. The rates set forth in Section 6.3 shall apply with respect to all
Shipments transported by Carrier, except (a) Shipments transported subject to a Continuing
Transportation Contract, and (b) Shipments with respect to which rates have been established
in individual rate sheets in the manner provided in Section 6.2.
- 6.2 Negotiated Rates and Charges. Rates and charges applicable to any Shipment, other than a
Shipment subject to a Continuing Transportation Contract, may be negotiated and established or
amended in an individual rate sheet issued by Carrier and accepted by the Shipper of the Shipment
as evidenced by their respective signatures thereon.
- 6.2.1 No such individual rate sheet shall be binding upon Carrier unless signed by
Carrier's President, Marketing Director or other authorized personnel.
- 6.2.2 Any such individual rate sheet may be signed by the parties in counterparts and a
facsimile or photocopy of any signature thereon shall be as effective as an original
signature for purposes of this Rules Circular.
- 6.2.3 Rates and charges established or amended in any individual rate sheet shall become
effective on the later of the date Shipper's acceptance thereof is communicated in writing
or via facsimile to Carrier or such later effective date as may be stated therein, and shall
remain in effect until amended as provided in this Section 6.2 or until canceled by Carrier
upon three days written notice to Shipper.
- 6.2.4 If a charge is provided in this Rules Circular for a service for which no
corresponding charge is provided in an individual rate sheet applicable to a Shipment,
the charge so provided in this Rules Circular shall be applicable unless specifically
excluded in such individual rate sheet.
- 6.2.5 In the event any written agreement to which Carrier is a party which purports to be
a Continuing Transportation Contract is at any time determined to not qualify as a
Continuing Transportation Contract, any rates and charges purportedly established pursuant
to such written agreement shall thereupon be conclusively deemed to have been established
pursuant to and in full compliance with the provisions of this Section 6.2, effective as of
the originally agreed-upon effective date thereof.
- 6.3 General Rates. For Shipments where no other rate is applicable either under a
Continuing Transportation Contract or in an individual rate sheet issued and accepted as
provided in Section 6.2, the following mileage rates shall apply:
||RATE PER MILE
Rates shall apply on resued or rejected shipments. Shipments transported hereunder
are subject to a minimum charge of $500.00.