BWT Group LLC is a fully licensed and bonded broker company registered with the USDOT with MC number 873248. This agreement is solely between the customer and his/her or its duly authorized agents, (hereinafter referred to as “Customer” or “Client”), and BWT Group LLC, DBA MoveWheels.com (hereinafter referred to as “BWT Group”).
Contract Terms and Liability Disclaimer
1. Client understands that by providing pickup and delivery addresses of vehicle(s) and/or credit card details is hiring the services of BWT GROUP, a federally licensed and bonded transportation brokerage (MC# 873248), to arrange the shipment of Client’s vehicle(s) with a federally licensed and insured Contract Carrier (hereinafter referred to as ‘Carrier’). Furthermore, Client has thoroughly read and completely understands this agreement and will abide by these terms and conditions.
2. The client must be a registered legal owner of the vehicle(s) and have the authority to enter into this Agreement or has been duly authorized by the legal owner of the vehicle(s) to enter into this Agreement.
3. BWT GROUP agrees to provide a reliable and insured carrier to transport vehicle(s) as promptly as possible in conformance with Client’s instructions but cannot guarantee pickup and/or delivery on a specific date or time. The client may request pick up dates, but understands that while BWT GROUP will do all that can be done to meet Client’s requests, due to the nature of the industry, such dates can only be requested and not guaranteed. Once a carrier is assigned to transport vehicle(s), Client will be given the projected dates of pickup and delivery as well as the Carrier name and direct phone number. Any dates given by BWT GROUP are Carrier’s computations only and are provided solely to assist the Client and Carrier in the arrangement of their schedules. Dates provided for pick up or delivery are never guaranteed, as certain conditions can alter a Carrier’s schedule ( i.e. weather and road conditions, scheduling or mechanical issues, a late customer, etc. ). As such, Client may never hold BWT GROUP liable for costs incurred as the result of any delays, including (but not limited to) any car rental fees or accommodation fees for Client. Also, Client understands and agrees to make themselves and/or Client’s designated agent(s) (hereinafter referred to as “Agent”) available at all times necessary through phone, email or fax numbers provided to BWT GROUP for any transport related issues until delivery of the vehicle. BWT Group nor Carrier give no guarantees regarding pickup or delivery times and dates. BWT Group/Carrier shall not be held responsible for loss or damages occasioned by delays of any kind or for any reason. BWT Group/Carrier shall not be held liable for the failure of mechanical or operating parts of Customer’s vehicle.
4. The total price for the transportation is factored using numerous pieces of information including (but not limited to) the size and/or weight of the vehicle(s). Misrepresentation to BWT GROUP of the vehicle(s) size, weight and/or any modifications may result in additional fees and/or cancellation of the order. Modifications include (but are not limited to): extended cab, crew cab, long bed, diesel, 4×4, dually, side steps, flip top conversion vans, extended length cargo vans, oversized (non-stock) tires and/or rims, lift kits, roof /ladder racks, lowered, ground effects, spoilers, fog lights, tool boxes, etc. Deposits are never refunded in orders canceled due to misrepresentation of the vehicle(s). Any additional charges due to misrepresentation of weight, modifications or vehicle condition must be solved directly with the Carrier. Client understands that Estimated Rate contract reflects estimated cost and is a subject for driver confirmation. In case any alternative offers are recieved from the carriers they will be passed to the client for his consideration. Customer has the right to accept or reject any offer. Client agrees not to hold BWT Group LLC liable for any rate differences between Estimate Rate and Final Rate. Client agrees to hold BWT Group free of all liability and responsibility arising from issues related to misrepresentation of weight; modification or vehicle conditions as well as Carrier malfunction.
5. Prices are subject to change due to the fluctuations in car shipping market. If there are any changes to the original agreement, BWT Group will inform the client prior to assigning a carrier, for final confirmation. Customer agrees not to hold BWT Group responsible for rate change or any losses related.
6. BWT GROUP will not charge the Deposit (which constitutes BWT GROUP’s service fee) until Client’s vehicle is picked up by the Carrier assigned for shipment. However, once the vehicle(s) is(are) dispatched and a Carrier has been scheduled to pick up Client’s vehicle BWT GROUP’s fee/deposit is due. Upon dispatching vehicle(s) to the Carrier selected and sending information about the Carrier to the Client, Client accepts the services from BWT GROUP to be satisfactory and complete and agrees not to hold BWT Group liable for any delays, damages, or not proper service provided by the Carrier. Any service fees or deposits unpaid by the time of delivery will be added to the remaining balance and either collected by Carrier on delivery or charged on the credit card provided in this agreement before the vehicle(s) will be released at delivery. All deposits and service fees are final and non-refundable. Client agrees not to hold BWT Group liable for Carrier’s inability to deliver vehicle (vehicles), or for any damages. Client agrees and understands that such cases should be solved between the Carrier and The Client directly. Client bears full responsibility to do its due diligence related to the Carrier, Carrier’s insurance and ability to provide necessary services. In the event Client is not satisfied it shall notify BWT Group and BWT Group is obligated to find a new Carrier. Any delay due to change of Carrier by the Client shall be the sole responsibility of the Client and BWT Group shall not be liable for any costs incurred.
7. Vehicle(s) is (are) considered in operational condition and must be able to be driven onto and from Carrier’s truck under vehicle’s own power at all times during shipment unless clearly noted on Client’s order as non-running or inoperable(INOP). INOP vehicles must roll, steer and brake. If vehicle does not meet all three of these conditions, additional fees may apply. Vehicles that become non-operational during shipment, for any reason, will be subject to an additional, industry standard, non-operational fee of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00). If vehicle is INOP and Carrier cannot physically reach the pick up or delivery location, a local tow truck may be used to assist in the service at the expense of Client. Also, any Client shipping INOP vehicle(s) may be required to help load or unload at Carrier’s discretion.
8. Client agrees and understands that vehicle(s) must be free of cargo as neither BWT GROUP nor Carrier are licensed or insured to handle the transportation of “Household Goods”. Damage to, loss of, or fines issued to Carrier resulting from any unauthorized cargo present in vehicle during shipment are the sole responsibility of Client. In addition, Client must prepare vehicle for transport by providing all keys, disarming and providing necessary remotes for any alarm systems, removing tags, plates and easy passes, and removing or retracting all antennas, loose items and/or protruding accessories from vehicle. No electronic equipment, valuables, plants, live pets, alcohol, drugs or firearms may be left in the vehicle. BWT GROUP and Carrier may not be held responsible for any damage to, loss of or damage caused by items left in Client’s vehicle during transport. Carrier may silence alarm by any means.
9. It is Client’s responsibility to ensure that vehicle(s) is(are) ready to be released to the chosen Carrier by the projected pickup date provided by Client at the time of order placement. Failure to release vehicle(s) for any reason (including but not limited to: storage, auction, port, towing, mechanical, purchase fees, scheduling or personal issues, etc. ) may result in cancellation and/or a ‘Dry Run’ fee. Standard fee for ‘Dry-Run’ is Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). Client may elect to reschedule a new Carrier through BWT GROUP (additional fees apply). All deposits are final and non-refundable.
10. Customer agrees that BWT Group has the right to reject (cancel) any order for any reason at any time.
11. Carrier will be in touch with Client or Agent by phone at the numbers provided by Client in order to schedule an appointment for pickup and delivery of vehicle(s). It is Client’s sole responsibility to verify that all contact phone numbers and email addresses given to BWT GROUP, and consequently Carrier, are correct. In the event Client or Agent is unable to meet Carrier at the appointed time for delivery and/or make payment of balance due, vehicle(s) may be stored at a facility chosen by Carrier at Client’s expense. BWT GROUP will not be held responsible for any storage fees.
12. Payments for the balance due to Carrier (COD) must be made on or before delivery of vehicle(s) unless payment on pick-up (COP) is prearranged or payment was made in full to BWT GROUP at the time of order placement (Full-Payment). All COD payments must be made directly to Carrier in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order payable to Carrier’s company name ONLY. In the event the client decides to make a full payment with a credit card, the order will be subject to a 4% service charge.
13. BWT GROUP LLC will not be responsible for demurrage at any Port Facilities. For Hawaiian / Alaskan / Puerto Rican transports, payment for the sea portion MUST be issued by client BEFORE vehicle arrives at the port. Once an order is received, a booking number will be provided to client with instructions for issuing payment. Failure to do so may cause delays and /or additional storage fees.
14. This contract is subject to all the terms and conditions of Carrier’s straight bill of lading and any liability exclusions therein. BWT GROUP has no responsibility or liability for any damage to vehicle(s) and/or the contents of said vehicle(s) during transport or at any other time. Client or Agent should under no circumstances release or receive vehicle(s) from Carrier without an inspection report (Bill of Lading/BOL) regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. Carrier and Client, or Agent, are required to verify, sign and obtain a copy of both pick up and delivery inspection reports. Failure to do so may result in Client’s inability to file a damage claim. It’s Client’s responsibility to mark mileage on odometer during pickup procedures. Any changes on odometer must be reflected on the Bill of Lading and signed by the Carrier on delivery location. Carrier’s insurance will ONLY process claims for damages due to Carrier’s own negligence. Damage must be reported to BWT GROUP within 24 hours of delivery and clearly listed on the BOL and signed by Carrier’s driver, no exceptions. In the event there is damage during transport, Client (or designated Agent) must note those damages on the final inspection report, pay the remaining balance stated in this agreement (all monies owed for transport must be paid) and then contact Carrier’s head office as well as Carrier’s insurance company. Client will have to submit in writing a description of damage, clear pictures, and 2 estimates within 10 days of receipt of said vehicle directly to the designated carrier and his insurance company for any resolution to be initiated. Failure to note any damage on the final inspection report releases Carrier of any liability and could result in the inability to process a damage claim. Client agrees that BWT Group is not liable for any property damage claims to Client’s vehicle and that his, her or its sole remedy is against the Carrier. Client agrees and understands that BWT Group is a registered transportation and property broker and is acting solely in the capacity of a broker. Client allows BWT Group to contract with other licensed and insured Motor Carrier(s), (hereinafter referred to as “Carrier”), to transport the vehicle(s) described in this shipping order. BWT Group and Carrier reserve the right to use multiple modes of transportation, including but not limited to truck, rail and ship.
Client further agrees and understands that BWT Group’s sole responsibility in the transaction between the client and BWT Group is to procure a carrier for shipment of the client’s property. Client understands that BWT Group never takes possession of, transports, or delivers the Client’s property.
Client agrees and understands that all claims for damage to property arising out or occurring during the taking possession of, transporting, or delivery of Client’s property falls under the Carmack Amendment if the transport is interstate.
As outlined in Section 10761 of the Interstate Commerce Act (49 USC 10761) the payment of freight charges may not be postponed due to alleged loss or damage. These charges should be paid in full and the portion applicable to the lost or damaged item should be included in the freight claim.
The following items are important to remember:
a) Claims and payment of freight charges are two entirely different transactions.
b) ICC regulations prohibit withholding the payment of freight bills due to a pending claim. (Administrative Ruling No. 128)
c) Without payment of the freight charges, payment for transportation has not been made. A valid claim will not be paid until freight charges are made.
15. Carrier accepts responsibility of vehicle after pre-inspection is done and Bill of Lading is signed by the Client. Carrier responsibility will end when the vehicle is delivered and Client signs final Bill of Lading inspection.
16. Client agrees and understands that vehicle is supposed to be released only to the assigned by BWT Group Carrier. In case the Client releases the vehicle to the Carrier that was not assigned by BWT Group, BWT Group will not be held liable. It’s Client’s responsibility to check MC number or company name of the Carrier on pickup location and make sure it’s the same as in confirmation email sent by BWT Group.
17. Neither BWT GROUP nor Carrier can be held responsible for damages caused by vandalism, acts of God (hail, fire, sandstorms, flooding, snow, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. ), objects flying from the road or objects falling from the sky during transport.
18. Client shall, in their absence, designate a person to act as their agent at the point of pickup and/or delivery if for any reason they are unavailable.
19. All Carriers selected by BWT GROUP must maintain the required insurance to protect Client’s vehicle(s) during transport. Once vehicle(s) have been dispatched to the selected Carrier, BWT GROUP will email Client a copy of Carrier’s Operating Authority along with a copy of the active insurance, as well as, any and all pertinent contact information for Carrier. Copies of Carrier’s direct bill of lading must be obtained from the Carrier’s driver and/or Carrier’s office at the phone numbers provided. BWT GROUP grants their clients the right and ability to refuse the service of the selected Carrier based on this or any other information and to request to be set up with a different Carrier by BWT GROUP. Refusal of Carrier must be done at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled pick up and will result in a $75 rescheduling fee that will be charged in addition to the deposit on the credit card provided.
20. In the event that Carrier is unable to safely access the pickup or delivery addresses given by Client (due to, but not limited to: entrance restrictions, low hanging branches, and/or narrow streets), Client agrees to meet Carrier at a nearby location in order for Carrier to safely perform his service. Inability to meet Carrier at pick up and/or delivery may result in additional fees.
21. Client warrants that he/she will pay the full transportation price due to BWT Group/Carrier in full and will not try to offset any dispute for damage claims and/or delays etc. from freight (transport) charges. It is Client’s responsibility to provide payment when Carrier arrives- unless the balance has been pre-paid in full. Client agrees that if the payment cannot be made, the vehicle will be stored, at Client’s expense, until Client pays in full all transport charges. Should Client be unable to accept delivery for any reason, the vehicle will be placed in storage. Any and all storage and re-delivery charges will be the responsibility of Client.
22. Client understands that the vehicle(s) will be driven onto and off the truck at the driver’s discretion. Carrier is authorized to operate and transport Client’s motor vehicle between its pickup location and the destination set forth on the shipping order and Bill of Lading.
23. BWT GROUP asks for 1-5 business days starting at the first available date provided by Client (applies only to standard stock Cars, SUV, Pickup Trucks, and Motorcycles) to assign a carrier to a Client’s load. If BWT GROUP fails to pick up Client’s vehicle within 5 business days from the first available date Client can opt out of this agreement with no penalties.
24. Client shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BWT Group from any and all actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage and/or injury (to property or persons, including without limitation wrongful death), whether brought by an individual or other entity, imposed by a court of law or by administrative action of any federal state or local agency, arising out of or incident to any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct of BWT Group, or the Carrier, its personnel, employees, agents, or contractors in connection with or arising out of BWT Group or the Carrier’s actions. The indemnification includes, without limitation, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgments, awards, attorney’s fees, and related costs or expenses, and any reimbursements to BWT Group for all legal expenses and costs incurred by it.
25. Client agrees and understands that these terms and conditions are the only contracts between Client and BWT GROUP. This document is binding as it supersedes any and all verbal or written communications, and as such may not be changed or altered by BWT GROUP, Client or Agent. BWT GROUP reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without previous notice.
26. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. The parties further agree that any legal action arising out of this agreement must be filed in a court of jurisdiction within Broward County, Florida and that BWT GROUP’s liability is limited to the amount of BWT GROUP’s service fee only. Client hereby submits to the jurisdiction of such courts and waives any right to jurisdiction in any other location.
27. BWT GROUP and/or its agents shall never be responsible for such force majeure events: – Damage not clearly noted on the Bill of Lading (inspection report), regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. -Damage to the undercarriage, suspension, brakes, alignment, tuning, exhaust system, electrical system or battery as no evaluation or inspection of the previous condition of such parts is performed before pick up. -Damage to antennas (BWT GROUP strongly suggests retracting or removing of any and all antennas). -Damage to or loss of personal items or non-stock equipment including (but not limited to) audio and/or video systems, GPS equipment, tracking devices, phones and power windows/mirrors. -Fines due to personal items inside the vehicle(s). -Damage caused by objects flying from the road (rock chips, windshields, etc. ). -Damage to cloth or vinyl roofs older than 2 years. -Damage caused by leaking fluids during transport, such as motor oil, transmission fluid, battery acid, coolant, antifreeze fluid, power steering fluid. -Damage to driveways, buildings, walls, doors, gates, garages, yards, trees, plants, sidewalks, fences, awnings mailboxes or nearby vehicles. -Damage caused by Acts of God (hail, fire, sandstorms, flooding, snow, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. ). – Damage caused by acts of a public enemy, acts of terrorism, riots, strikes, labor disputes, fires, explosions, floods, acts or orders of civil or military authorities, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the party declaring the force majeure events. – Clients should maintain their own insurance for these reasons. If the vehicle is valued at a higher than market rate, we suggest you purchase a special insurance rider.
28. By either submitting your order online, sending us your order by fax or by email, BWT GROUP understands you are placing your order and accept the terms and conditions (in lieu of your signature) found here and on BWT GROUP web site(www.movewheels.com).
Cancellation & Refund Policy
The option to cancel a shipping order is available at any time, at no cost and with no cancellation fee, as long as the order has not yet been assigned (dispatched) to a Carrier (transporter). Our services are considered rendered when a Carrier (transporter) is assigned to an order.
Refunds will be processed within 48 business hours of the cancellation request.
Cancellation of an order must be submitted in writing via email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. BWT Group does not accept or honor cancellations made via phone call.
Once a Carrier (transporter) has been assigned (dispatched) to a shipping order, BWT Group notifies Customer via email (to the email address provided at service booking).
If Customer decides to cancel the shipping order after a Carrier (transporter) has been assigned (dispatched), $95 cancellation fee will be assessed, as our services have been rendered. Any remaining balance will be refunded in full.
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The car must be empty except for factory installed equipment. Indicate the serial number and give car’s approximate value in U.S. dollars. The customer is responsible for the proper customs paperwork. (Ask the assigned Carrier for help with these documents.) Any order placed on our website that has a pickup and/or delivery location, such as a port, will be subject to an additional charge of $100. The booked price on our website https://www.movewheels.com does not include the extra charge of $100.
This agreement and any shipment here under is subject to all terms and conditions of Carrier’s tariff and the uniform straight Bill of Lading, copies of which are available at the office of Carrier. This supersedes all prior written or oral representation of BWT Group and constitutes the entire agreement between Client and BWT Group and may not be changed except in writing signed by an officer of BWT Group. Client warrants that he, she or it has read this agreement in its entirety and by continuing with the transaction, fully understands and agrees to its terms. Further, Client waives any claims or defenses based in whole or in part on not reading, knowing, or understanding these terms and conditions and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless BWT Group for any fees or costs, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of any claims or defenses asserted based upon not reading, having knowledge of, or understanding these terms and conditions.