Do I need bill of ladings?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Newtotrucking2020, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Newtotrucking2020

    Newtotrucking2020 Bobtail Member

    Oct 8, 2019
    Do I need to have bill of ladings that show every piece (nonhazardous) for every pallet, if delivering to our own companies other locations using a Class B straight truck. Pallets are dropped off and nothing is signed for. All locations are within 100 miles of main location.

    Management states bill of lading or any type of descriptive paperwork is not necessary since they are all internal transfers. We do have paperwork for hazmat items that state piece count and weight.
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  3. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2011
    Our guys just have a manifest. Only have a bill of hazmat.
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Generally a bill for a move, helps focuses the paperwork, fuel expenses and related for that particular trip. It does not need to be a formal for profit bill of lading.

    One exception Hazmat. It must have everything on it.

    When you run a load, whatever it is.. writing a small bill about it would come in handy if something did happen on the way or when it comes to tax time you can prove that move was made with this miles, fuel etc spent on that move from company A to company A yard 2.

    One time ATS had me do some strictly non profit non revenue move of company property. Stuff. In a dry van. Lots of stuff. All I did was scratch out a BOL from company first location to company second location and turned that in along with fuel receipts and miles between states. I was paid for it but in the realm of trucking, it was a load that was pretty far down the totem pole.

    My two cents anyhow. You will find with the trip documented with whatever was on that trailer in actual product etc and so forth you will be better organized when the time comes to review that for tax purposes etc.
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  5. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    I deliver only within my company and the paperwork I carry is only to update inventory as far as I know, nothing to do with the truck being legal. I've pulled the dunnage trailer without any paperwork before.
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  6. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Heavy Load Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Southeastern ID
    I can't quote the regs, but I believe any DOT regulated CMV on public roads must have some type of manifest, or BOL with a general freight description and estimated weight. This even applies to internal company freight, or dunnage etc. It's probably got a little to do with homeland security purposes. Of course the level of enforcement may vary, depending on the officer you are dealing with if you are stopped en-route. On a side note, I have been pulled in and asked what I'm hauling by DOT cops, they never checked my paperwork to confirm it, though...
  7. DusktillDawn

    DusktillDawn Light Load Member

    May 19, 2017
    That would be considered a packing list. Bol is what it is, a bill going to the buyer that list a shipping number/bol number. Pieaces, weight and product. Its only needed to show your kegalky hauling an unstolen load. Shipper number traces the load so it can be tracked and weight is to make sure you dont have anything unlisted in tje trailer.
    Bol requires 4 things.
    Bol/shipping number
    Pieace count
    General product verification.
    Dont look to much into it.
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    B.O.L. Or manifest. B.O.L. has all the legal jargon. Not necessary in your case. Manifest, with at least some sort of description of product. That’s all I believe you need. Origin, destination, dates, weight. Just to be covered, from the one SuperCop, that’s always out there.
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