Freezable Protection

Carrier offers a limited protective service from October 1st through May 1st against freezing (32 degrees) that depends on the availability of sufficient and proper equipment and the day of the week on which the shipment will move. Shipper must contact the local service center to establish in advance whether the service is available. Carrier will use cargo heaters, blankets, and other equipment as may be available at the local service centers. For this service, Carrier shall charge:

$2.00 per cwt, subject to a minimum charge of $50.00 per shipment.

If a customer has a negotiated rate less than $2.00 per cwt, subject to a minimum charge of $50.00 per shipment, Carrier’s maximum liability will be $0.60 per pound.

Shipper must clearly mark specifically on the bill of lading: ‘PROTECT FROM FREEZING

When such requirement is not shown on the bill of lading by the shipper, Carrier will not be liable for loss or damage resulting from failure to furnish such protection.

Protect from freezing may be withdrawn at Carrier’s discretion wholly or on an individual basis. The carrier will not be responsible for any damage to shipments containing commodities requiring protection from freezing if said damage is the result of:

  • A. Delay in delivery because of the need for a delivery appointment
  • B. Notification prior to delivery
  • C. Any other delay in delivery not directly attributable to negligence on the part of the carrier
  • D. If shipment is refused by the consignee
  • E. If shipper insists on a pickup when carrier has declared an embargo on freezable commodities.
  • F. BOL required temperature control above freezing


EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2015.