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Making a Transportation Contract
Generally speaking, Transportation Contracts are created to set forth the terms and payment details for transport services that will be provided. With signatures from the transport company and the cargo owner, this contract helps each party to set expectations and reduce the risk of disagreements. When you build your Transportation Contract on Rocket Lawyer, you may opt to activate Document Defense®, which enables a lawyer to help you get paid or enforce your legal rights.
Regardless of who is the broker or owner of the goods that you are transporting, it is important to capture the details of any commitments to the client in writing. You may decide that you want this document due to the fact that it can grant the following list of benefits:
If you choose not to use a Transportation Agreement, neither party will get to enjoy all of the associated benefits and protections.
In order to build a Transportation Contract right now, you will need to have the following details:
As you may expect from an agreement like this, any Transport Contract made with Rocket Lawyer will also include the standard legalese regarding the non-employer relationship between the carrier and cargo owner, liability for losses, and finally, the method(s) of dispute resolution. While building your agreement, you also can choose its state of jurisdiction. Using the document tool, you have the ability to implement further custom alterations, if needed.
The great news is you don't need to start from scratch when putting your contract in writing. When using Rocket Lawyer, any carrier can create a free Transportation Contract online very easily. Your agreement will be assembled step by step, so you can be sure that it has the correct details that you'll need. Ordinarily, for this level of personalization, you might ultimately pay a conventional attorney a few hundred dollars, if not more, in fees.
Upon completing your custom contract, you'll be able to view it on any device, anytime. With a membership, you will be able to edit, print out, save it in PDF format or as a Word file, make a copy of it, and/or sign it when you're ready with RocketSign®. Each Transportation Contract comes with its own series of directions on what you can do next. As a best practice, you should provide a copy of your fully signed contract to your client.
Depending on whom you reach out to, some lawyers won't even accept requests to review documents that they did not author. A more favorable approach worth consideration is to go through attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. When you sign up for a Premium membership, you will be able to ask for guidance from an On Call attorney with experience in business or ask other legal questions related to your Transportation Agreement. As always, we're here to support you.
Last reviewed or updated 08/26/2021