Waybill – Explain

What is  way bill


Waybill is a document issued by a carrier giving details and instructions relating to the shipment of a consignment of goods. It will show the names of the consignor and consignee, the point of origin of the consignment, its destination, description of shipment, weight and freight and route. Most freight forwarders and trucking companies use an in-house waybill called a house bill. These contain conditions of contract of carriage terms on the back of the form. These terms cover limits to liability and other terms and conditions. 

Each waybill form should consist of one original and at least four copies. To facilitate tracking, each copy should be a different colour corresponding to a final destination. separate waybill for every delivery location. To facilitate reconciliations, separate waybill for each different shipment number. Waybills are prepared and signed only by those management has authorized to issue waybills. It gives you proof of consignment with a unique number you can use to track your shipment.

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