BoL (Bill of Lading)
A bill of lading is one of the most important documents in the shipping industry. The bill of lading is a legally binding document providing the driver and the carrier all the details needed to process the freight shipment and invoice it correctly.
- Save money – no more expensive forms to purchase
- Convenient – no more handwriting or typing onto a form
- Avoid legal problems involving improperly conveyed goods without a BOL defining details of the shipment and signature of delivery
- Eliminate human error – Bright AM™ directs the actions of the personnel along the full route of the shipment
- Keep organized – a log of all your BOL’s, for research purposes or to reprint are kept in one centralized system
The time, effort and expense associated with purchasing a bill of lading software system and utilizing it up properly will be paid back quickly in efficiencies received and costs avoided.
With Bright AM’s™ BoL (Bill of Lading), you can generate a standard “straight BoL” for a trucking firm or a less formal one for customers. It can be a ‘manual’ BoL or ‘shippers’ can be added to the BoL. A Shipper will have a link to the BoL it is on, and will be marked as “delivered”.
Bright AM™ provides a detailed list of a shipment of parts in the form of a receipt given by the carrier to the person consigning the goods at the predetermined destination. This document must accompany the shipped goods, no matter the form of transportation, and must be signed by an authorized representative from the carrier, shipper and receiver.
A BoL acts as both a receipt and as evidence in supporting a previous
contract, such as an Order or a booking with a carrier, showing the what, where, when and how of a delivery. A completed BoL legally shows that the carrier has received the freight as described and is obligated to deliver that freight in good condition to the consignee.
The information in the BoL is critical to business operations, as it directs the actions of personnel all along the route of the shipment; where it is going, the piece count, how it’s billed, and how it’s to be handled on the dock, truck and trailers. It could be on a prepaid or collect basis.