Montana Code Annotated 2003

Clickable Image

     69-11-424. Examination of shipment. (1) The consignee within 15 days after delivery must ask for an inspection of any damaged shipment, and the carrier must make an inspection within 5 working days thereafter.
     (2) The consignee shall have the opportunity to examine the condition of the package in which the goods are shipped prior to signing the delivery receipt.
     (3) The consignee may detain the driver at consignee's expense, not to exceed a minimum charge to be fixed by the commission, while he examines the shipment for possible concealed damage. During such examination, the freight bill may still be noted as to the extent of the damage or loss, if any. If examination discloses damage, the examination charge may be included in the consignee's claim for damage in proportion to the amount of the claim.

     History: En. 8-812.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 168, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 8-812.1(part).

Previous Section MCA Contents Part Contents Search Help Next Section