By law, carriers have 30 days to acknowledge the claim once they receive it. In total, they have 120 days to make a final decision.
What is the time limitation within which a freight claim must be filed?
Filing Cargo Claims (49 U.S.C.
The Carmack Amendment only states that a motor carrier cannot require cargo claims to be filed in less than 9 months. So, if the Bill of Lading states that cargo claims must be filed within 6 months, then that provision is unenforceable.
How long do freight claims take?
It can take anywhere from 30-120 days to resolve a freight claim. The sooner you get things moving, the better. Deadlines differ by mode, carrier, and sometimes state. Generally, the carrier will want notification of the damage within 15 days (sooner is ideal) and filing of the freight claim within nine months.
What is the time limitation for a shipper receiver to file a freight claim against a carrier?
A claim must be filed within 14 days of delivery for damage and within 21 days for delay. While the Convention does not provide a time limit for claims for non-delivery, the airlines typically set a limit of 120 days from the issuance of the air bill for notice of non-delivery.