Third, and perhaps most importantly, don`t sign anything. Consider the long-term impact of the agreement you sign. Is it a casual client or someone who is in charge of the continuation of the activity? What kind of coverage does the sender carry? And is the shipper willing to pay you more to cover the insurance costs of his cargo for all circumstances? The liability form waives all current and future claims related to the activity indicated. As a general rule, this means that the relegationator has the right to seek damages before starting the risky activity. Therefore, versions and releases prior to the formalization of the agreement should be clear on the extent of potential risks. In some alternative cases, an authorization may be signed after activities and damages have occurred – but this is a more complex issue, with different legal considerations. An exemption from liability or an “attitude agreement” is a legal document that deterred a natural or professional person from his or her legal and/or financial responsibility. Although this is usually limited to negligence on behalf of the party, which is considered harmless. If the release is signed after the event. B, for example a car accident, the money can be paid to the releasor to sign such an agreement. When a carrier signs an agreement with this clause without an additional delay limiting the period during which the carrier assumes responsibility (for example. B from the time of the collection of the cargo until the delivery of the cargo), the responsibility for everything that happens with the loading, at any time in the future, even after the delivery of the cargo. Carriers should also comply with the Hold Harmless clauses in which the carrier undertakes to “compensate the shipper for any costs incurred by losses or damages that are not attributable solely to the shipper.” Truck News is Canada`s leading trucking newspaper – News and information for trucking companies, owners/operators, truckers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.
– Please send your questions, comments and comments on this topic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Silvy Wright is President and CEO of the Markel Insurance Company of Canada, the country`s largest truck insurer.