Satellite Air-Land Motor Service, Inc.

1400 N. Mittel Blvd., Suite B, Wood Dale, IL 60191

toll free 800-354-0059  local 630-594-2700  fax 630-594-2711   email us

Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 10:00, closed Sunday


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The property described on the bill of lading in apparent good order, except as noted (contents and condition of contents of packages unknown), marked, consigned, and destined as indicated below, which said carrier (the word carrier being understood throughout this contract as meaning any person or corporation in possession of the property under the contract) agrees to carry to its usual place of delivery at said destination, if on its route, otherwise to deliver to another carrier on the route to said destination. Satellite Air-Land Motor Service does not guarantee that delivery will be effectuated to meet any particular market, exhibition, or sailing. It is mutually agreed, as to each carrier of all or any of said property over all or any portion of said route to destination and as to each party at any time interested in all or any of said property that every service to be performed hereunder shall be subject to all the terms and conditions of the Standard Truckload Bill of Lading.

Carrier shall not be liable in any event for any special incidental or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits income, utility, interest or loss of market whether or not carrier had knowledge that such damage might be incurred.

Shipper hereby certifies that he is familiar with all the terms and conditions of the said bill of lading, including those on the back thereof set forth in the classification or tariff which governs the transportation of the shipment, and the said terms and conditions are hereby agreed to by the shipper and accepted by himself and his assigns.

Shipper must enter the amount of any Shipper's C.O.D. which shall be collected subject to the fee and rules of the delivering carrier. If cash or a certified check is mandatory, that must be stated on the bill of lading. Otherwise, a company check will be accepted, at the risk of the shipper.

The Shipper agrees to be jointly liable with the Consignee/Recipient for all unpaid charges payable on account of shipment that is made "Collect" (i.e. with the understanding that the transportation charges will be billed to the Recipient/Consignee).

Shipper hereby agrees to pay all court costs and attorney's fees incurred by carrier in enforcing any of the terms of this agreement and in collection of any sums owing pursuant to this agreement by shipper for services rendered by carrier.

In tendering the shipment for carriage the SHIPPER WARRANTS that the shipment(s) is packaged adequately to protect the enclosed goods and to insure safe transportation with ordinary care and handling, and that each package is appropriately labeled and except as noted, is in good order and condition. All shipments are subject to inspection by Carrier, including but not limited to opening the shipment. Carrier is not however obligated to perform such inspection of goods.

Carrier shall have a lien on this shipment for all sums due and payable to carrier. Carrier reserves the right to demand payment of all outstanding and past due freight charges as a precondition for releasing this shipment(s) at destination. This right includes the right to demand payment upon delivery of this shipment(s) at anytime.

In event of failure or inability of the consignee to take delivery of the shipment, carrier's liability shall become that of a warehouseman. Carrier will notify Shipper in writing at the address shown on the airbill and request disposition instruction. If the Shipper fails to provide disposition instructions within 7 days after the date of Carriers notice, Carrier will return the shipment to the shipper at the Shipper's expense. If the Shipper fails to accept delivery of shipment thus returned Carrier may upon 30 days written notice to the Shipper dispose of the shipment at public or private sale and pay itself out of the proceeds to satisfy the transportation and any disposal costs associated with the shipment. Any sums collected by Carrier in excess of such transportation charges will be paid to the shipper. No sale or disposal pursuant to this rule will discharge any liability or lien to any greater extent than the proceeds thereof. The shipper and the consignee shall remain liable jointly severally for any deficiency

Shipper certifies that the particulars on the face hereof are correct and that insofar as any part of the consignment contains Dangerous Goods, such part is properly classified and described by name and is in proper condition for carriage by surface or air according to the applicable Dangerous Goods Regulation. Every party, whether principal or agent, who ships explosives or dangerous goods, without previous full written disclosure to the carrier of their nature, shall be liable for and indemnify the carrier against all loss or damage caused by such goods.

Customer hereby acknowledges waives its right to raise defense of lack of personal jurisdiction in any lawsuit commenced by Satellite Air-Land Motor Service, Inc. against Customer, and Customer hereby consents to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over it by the Superior Court for the County of DuPage in the Judicial District of carrier's choosing in any lawsuit commenced against Customer by Satellite Air-Land Motor Service Inc. Customer also stipulates that the laws of the State of Illinois shall apply and govern in any lawsuit concerning this agreement. Suits for loss or damage must be instituted against any carrier no later than two years and one day from the day when written notice is given by the carrier to the claimant that the carrier has disallowed the claim or any part or parts of the claim specified in the notice.

Customer hereby agrees to pay interest at the rate of 1.5% per month, plus 30% collection fees on all amounts Customer owes Satellite Air-Land Motor Service, Inc. which have not paid within 30 days of the invoice date.
Contracting party will assume all recovery costs associated with bad debt collections. These costs included but are not limited to, collection fees, attorney fee’s, and court costs.

Concealed Damage: Written notice of loss due to concealed damage after clear receipt of goods has been given, must be reported in writing within 5 days after date of delivery with privilege of Carrier to inspect the shipping container and its contents within 15 days from date of such notifications received by the Carrier. Goods must be retained in original container until inspection has been completed.

Formal claims must be filed with the carrier within 270 (total) days after delivery date. Failure to file formal claim within the limitations (time) noted will result in declination of the claim. No claim will be entertained until all transportation charges have been paid. All claims should be filed with the Corporate Office, Satellite Air-Land Motor Service, Inc., 1400 N. Mittel Boulevard, Suite B, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

Carrier's liability for loss, damage or delay to cargo in the absence of a higher declared value shall be $.50 per pound or $50.00 per shipment, whichever is greater, based on the portion of the shipment lost or damaged. If shipper declares a value for the shipment covered by this bill on the front side hereof, Shipper shall pay an additional rate surcharge of $.97 per $100.00 value or portion thereof, up to a maximum liability of $25,000.00 per bill of lading. Maximum carrier liability for damage or loss to partial shipments shall be determined by multiplying any declared value times the weight of the damaged or lost article divided by the entire weight of the shipment. If Shipper elects to procure insurance to cover its risk of loss during transit, Shipper agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Satellite Air-Land Motor Service and any carrier retained by it with respect to claims by its subrogees in excess of the declared released evaluation as determined under this paragraph. Carrier shall not be liable for damage caused by force majeure, Acts of God, war or terrorism or the inherent vice of the shipment.