Freight Forwarder

Definition of Freight Forwarder

One who in the ordinary course of business assembles and consolidates small shipments into a single lot and assumes responsibility for transportation of such property from point of receipt to point of destination. Mercury Motor Express, Inc. v. Brinke, C.A.Fla., 475 F.2d 1086, 1090. Freight forwarders collect and consolidate less than carload or less than truckload shipments and secure common carrier transportation for the long haul movement of property owned by individual shippers by carload or truckload. National Motor Freight Traffic Ass’n v. U. S., D.C.D.C., 253 F.Supp. 661, 663.

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