We appreciate your interest in becoming one of our valued Carriers. Please forward the information listed below as soon as possible.
NEW CARRIER CHECKLIST
In order to make it possible to use your services and to make prompt payment on freight invoices, we must have these particular items on file.
- Carrier profile
- Completion of the Carrier Agreement
- Voided check for ACH enrollment (if applicable)
- Notice of Assignment (if applicable)
- Copy of your Operating Authority
- Your federal ID # with the W-9 form completed, signed, and dated
- Current Certificate of Insurance showing current liability and cargo coverage which names Dispatcher Network LLC 2930 W Imperial hwy Suite 513 Inglewood CA 90303 as the certificate holder.
- Copy of Hazardous Material Certificate registration (if applicable)
No modifications to the Carrier Agreement will be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation. Please return all items via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Operations Team at 1.877.446.3896.
Please note the completeness of this profile will increase our ability in matching your company with freight.
CARRIER CONTACT INFORMATION
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SERVICE AREAS OF OPERATION
This information must be submitted to Login DISPATCHER NETWORK BEFORE your driver can be dispatched. This information is also required to ensure that you recieve prompt payment per the terms of the agreement.
QUICK PAY / PAYMENT PROCESS
We have recently partnered with AXLE, https://www.axlepayments.com/, to provide a QuickPay option at 3%, allowing us to pay you right after the delivery. Quick pay requests will be processed within 48 busines hours from reciept of approved paperwork and a one time copy of a voided check. Quick pay requests received after hours or during holidays will be processed on the next business day. Funds will be released from AXLE, minus a quickpay fee of 3%. If this is your first ACH from us, your bank may require up to 72 business hours for account verification.
1. Carrier is a motor carrier authorized to operate in interprovincial, interstate and/or intrastate transportation as described and defined by Carrier’s Motor Carrier Authority(s), Certificates(s), Permit(s), Registration(s) and License(s) and possesses or will provide the expertise, quality personnel, facilities, and equipment necessary to safely, properly and lawfully transport freight by motor vehicle for hire.
2. DN is a registered transportation broker and logistic company that controls the transportation of freight under contractual arrangement(s) with various consignors and consignees, and desires to engage the service of Carrier for the transportation of freight as hereinafter set forth. Broker agrees to offer for shipment and Carrier agrees to transport in its own equipment at least 10,000 pounds annually, in one or more shipments, subject to the availability of the suitable equipment. Each shipment rendered to Carrier pursuant to this agreement shall be to Carrier as a motor contract carrier.
1. TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED SERVICES
PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES
Carrier will not back solicit directly or indirectly, the freight between the origins and destinations of our Customer(s) with respect to traffic first tendered to Carrier by Broker for a period of two years following written termination of this agreement. As liquidated damaged, Carrier agrees to pay Broker a 25% commission for shipments handled in violation of this covenant for a period of one year following cancellation of this agreement.
The term of this Agreement shall begin upon execution, shall continue thereafter for a term of one (1) year, and shall thereafter automatically be extended for an additional, consecutive one (1) year term until terminated upon sixty (60) days prior written notice. Broker may immediately terminate a Carrier Rate Confirmation if Carrier fails to perform its obligation under that Carrier Rate Confirmation in the absence of a major force condition and Carrier is so notified of such failure to perform and fails to cure such failure promptly.
3. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATION
Carrier, at its own cost, agrees to comply with all applicable provisions of provincial, federal, state and/or local law or ordinances, all applicable lawful orders, rules and regulations issued there under and any provision, representation or agreement, or contractual clause required thereby to be included or incorporated by reference or by operation of law in this Agreement and each Carrier Rate Confirmation.
Carrier agrees not to accept a shipment from Broker or Customer if the shipment would require Carrier or any of its agents, employees or subcontractors to exceed or violate any speed or safety laws or related regulation.
The relationship of Carrier to Broker shall, at all times, be that of an independent contractor, except that Broker shall be the agent for Carrier for the collection and payment of charges to Carrier. Carrier agrees that it will look only to Broker for payment if the billed party has paid Broker. All provisions in this agreement are separated and divisible and in the event that any provision or clause is deemed unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
Carrier understands and agrees that Carrier is an independent contractor of Broker and that Carrier has exclusive control and direction of the work Carrier performs pursuant to this Agreement and each Carrier Rate Confirmation. Carrier agrees to assume full responsibility for the payment of all applicable local, State, federal, and interprovincial payroll taxes, and contributions or taxes for unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance. Pensions, and other social security or related protection with respect to the person engaged in the performance of such transportation and related services for Carrier and Carrier shall indemnify, defend and hold Broker and its Customer(s) harmless there from. Carrier shall provide Broker with Carrier’s Federal Tax ID number and attach a copy of Carrier’s IRS Form W-9 to this Agreement.
Carrier agrees to provide properly qualified, trained and licensed drivers and other personnel to perform the transportation and related services under this Agreement and each Carrier Rate Confirmation in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Carrier personnel (whether agent, employees or independent contractors of Carrier) are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and shall ascertain and comply with all of Customer’s plant rules and regulations while on Customer’s premises. Any Carrier Personnel who does not comply with all of Customer’s plant rules and regulation may be directed by Customer or Broker to immediately leave the Customer’s premises at the exclusive risk and expense of Carrier.
Carrier agrees to provide, operate and maintain in a good working condition, motor vehicles and all allied equipment necessary to perform the Carrier Rate Confirmation in a safe, efficient and economical manner. All trailers furnished by Carrier shall meet the specification described and identified in the applicable Carrier Rate Confirmation and shall be clean, dry and free of any defects or contaminating odor, and shall not have been used by carrier to transport solid waste or other noxious products, and shall in all other respects be suitable and legal for the transportation of Customer’s commodities tendered to Carrier. Carrier, at its sole cost expense, shall furnish all equipment required for its services hereunder and shall maintain all equipment in good repair and condition. Carrier acknowledges and agrees that it will meet the specific needs of the Broker’s customers by providing the right sized trailers, at the right time, to the right pick up location and transported to the right destination at the right time.
Carrier must maintain a “satisfactory” safety rating with the U.S Department of Transportation, and provide proof of such rating to Broker. Carrier agrees to notify Broker in the event of any change in their safety rating. Carrier will be responsible to comply with all applicable D.O.T regulations as well as all other federal and state regulations pertaining to the operations of a motor carrier.
BILLS OF LADING
Each shipment will be evidenced by a bill of lading issued by the shipper or by Carrier. Such bill of lading or receipts are however, for the sole purpose of evidencing receipt for the goods and will not constitute an agreement between Carrier and Broker. Any reference in such bills of lading to the shipment being subject to rates, rules, or any other provisions in Carrier’s tariff, classification, or other pricing documents is of no purposes and shall have no application for the traffic moving under this agreement, any term and conditions of such bills of lading or receipts which are in conflict with any of the terms of this Agreement, are inapplicable and this Agreement will prevail. Carrier shall issue a Bill of Lading in its own name and will bill all charges for the transportation services directly to Broker and, together with the bill, shall provide Broker with a copy of the signed Bill of Lading and Delivery Receipt.
5. INSURANCE AND AUTHORITY
Carrier at Carrier’s expense shall maintain the following minimum insurance requirements and Motor Carrier Authority during the term of this Agreement:
a) For each shipment, Carrier agrees it shall be in possession of relevant and applicable Motor Carrier Authority and cargo insurance coverage in an amount sufficient to cover the loss or damage of the shipment being transported. Carrier’s cargo insurance policy must not exclude from coverage any commodities or cargo carried on any LM Carrier Rate Confirmation. It shall be the sole responsibility of the carrier and or driver to confirm the commodity is not excluded on their policy. If Carrier’s cargo insurance policy contains a schedule of covered vehicles or equipment, Carrier will not transport any cargo on the Carrier Rate Confirmation using a vehicle and/or equipment that is not listed as scheduled on Carrier’s cargo insurance policy.
b) Comprehensive general liability insurance, including completed products and operations contractual liability coverage for all liability assumed by Carrier under this Agreement and each Carrier Rate Confirmation, with minimum limits of liability of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence combined single limit for personal injury and property damage.
c) Automobile liability (including owned, non-owned and hired vehicle) with minimum limits of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence combined single limit for personal injury and property damage.
d)Broad form Cargo liability insurance, with minimum limits of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per shipment combined single limit for all liability assumed by Carrier in Section 7 of this Agreement. The carrier must provide a copy of all exclusions from the policy.
e) Workers Compensation insurance in an amount not less than the statutory limits for the state(s) or province(s) in which transportation and related services are to be performed, including employer’s liability insurance in an amount not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). If Carrier is self-insured, a certificate of the state in which the transportation and related services are to be performed must be furnished by such state agency directly to Broker.
f) Any insurance coverage(s) required by any government body for the types of transportation and related services specified in a Carrier Rate Confirmation. All insurance required and provided by Carrier shall be primary. Carrier agrees and understands that the types of coverages and coverage minimums in no way limits or waives the Carrier’s liability hereunder.
g) Carrier agrees that they will maintain an active Motor Carrier Authority and the minimum insurance coverage outlined in this Agreement. Should the Carrier’s Motor Carrier Authority or insurance lapse, expire or cancel while Carrier is in possession of cargo, Carrier agrees to forfeit compensation outlined on the Carrier Rate Confirmation as liquidated damages to LM.
NOTICE OF CHANGE REQUIRED
6. CARRIER’S RATE CONFIRMATION, RATES AND CHARGES, PAYMENT AND TERMS
RATES AND CHARGES
a) Unless DN provides written notice herein that the Carrier Rate Confirmation’s term does not apply to that shipment, Carrier’s motor vehicle equipment shall be dedicated to DN’s exclusive use while transporting the shipment subject to the booking. Carrier’s violation of this exclusive use requirement shall result in Carrier’s forfeiting its right to be paid for the transportation services considered by the Rate Confirmation, not as penalty, but as liquidated damages.
b) The rate detailed on the Carrier Rate Confirmation is contingent upon successful and on-time completion of all shipment requirements as verbally stipulated by DN, or written on the Addendum. The rate may be subject to a reduction of $150 per occurrence, if Carrier fails to complete any application terms and conditions. Rate may be reduced if load picks up or delivers after originally scheduled time and date. Carrier accepts that failure to complete any terms and conditions of the shipment may risk or result in loss of future business opportunities with DN and/or cancellation of the Agreement.
c) Unless previously communicated, Carrier agrees that only DN will schedule pick-up and delivery appointments, and any changes must be made by DN. Carrier assumes responsibility for any and all charges, including, but not limited to, detention – if it reschedules or misses an appointment set by DN.
d) DN’s Customer(s) require that Carrier provides (through DN) electronic shipment status via EDI, DAT Ontime, Macropoint, or some other electronic method of providing shipment status updates unless otherwise specified on the Carrier Rate Confirmation. Carrier must notify DN immediately when the Driver is loaded and empty, when delays and any other service issue(s) occur.
e) Directions provided by DN or its Customers either orally and/or written are for information purposes only. It is the Carrier’s sole responsibility to confirm that it may lawfully operate a loaded/unloaded vehicle of any weight, commodity or dimension over the road, highway, bridge or route. Carrier shall be solely responsible for any fines, penalties or citations occurring as a result of operating any vehicle over the road, highway, bridge or route in violation of any regulation law or ordinance.
7. CARGO LOSS DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION
CARRIER’S CARGO LIABILITY
SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
MUTUAL COOPERATION AND RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
WAIVER OF LIENS
DN may make changes or amendments to this Agreement at our discretion. Any changes or amendments made will be effective when DN posts them on our website at www.dispatchernetwork.com, unless DN expressly provides a different effective date. Carrier agrees that the posting of such changes or amendments at the DN website shall constitute effective notice thereof to the Carrier. Carrier agrees to review the Agreement periodically to ensure that the Carrier is familiar with the current terms of the agreement. Carrier acknowledges and agree that any changes DN makes are binding on the Carrier as of the effective date DN dictates, but in any event the Carriers acceptance of any Carrier Rate Confirmation on or after the effective date constitutes the Carriers affirmative acceptance of such changes. The effective date set forth below indicates when this agreement was last changed. All notices required by or related to this Agreement shall be in writing and sent to DN at the addresses set forth below by mail and will require an acknowledgement of receipt by the receiving party. Proof of sending any notice shall be responsible of the sender. IN WITNESS WHEROF, the undersigned individuals have executed this Agreement as of the dates indicated and by doing so represents and warrant that they have been or are specifically authorized to do so on behalf of the corporations or organizations they represent.
Questions about this agreement, please call DN @ 1.877.446.3896. or 1.424.732.9081