Did you know that diverting a load from its original contracted destination is considered an act of acceptance and you can no longer reject the load? It is now yours. Shippers are responsible to meet contract terms or making good delivery to the named destination. If you divert the load, you have deviated from the original contract unilaterally and implicitly left without the rejection recourse. This does not mean you cannot claim damages but you now bear the burden of proof that any damages to the product would have been the same or similar if delivered to the original destination. The buyer bears the burden of proof once a load is accepted either by unloading or by diversion. Be aware that any deviation in destination for whatever reason constitutes acceptance of the load.
For more information please call or email the DRC Help Desk at:
DRC Help Desk | 613-234-0982 | Info@fvdrc.com