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HGV Terms and Conditions of Carriage

Rushed off your feet trying to keep on top of all the work that a commercial transport operation requires, it can be a sobering and distinctly uncomfortable experience to discover that the terms of a particular hire are not what you thought they were. Many operators ‘knock up’ or ‘borrow’ a set of what they imagine to be standard (and therefore credible) terms & conditions and never read them or properly understand their provisions.

Reading the small print is easy advice to give. Finding time to take the advice and then deal with any questions arising is more difficult.

Where ever possible, operators should be accepting contracts under their own terms and conditions which are tailor made to their own requirements and which properly set out who is liable for what if something should go wrong.

In an increasingly heavily regulated sector the days of a “one size fits all” approach to commercial contracts have passed by they wayside and operators can often obtain better value for money from a bespoke service that will provide for their specific needs. Properly drafted, a hauliers terms and conditions can prove to be a valuable asset, offering clarity to both sides and appropriate protection where it is needed.

Because Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law solicitors specialise in road transport law, we can provide your business with HGV terms of carriage to suit your needs. Why not call us now on 01279 818280 to see how we can help your business.