Transportation/Contract Law Question:
Regarding Bills of Ladings (BOLs) for LTL Shipments. Is it illegal to split 1 BOL into 2 shipments in order to benefit from a lower shipping rate? For example: Same origin, same destination, same PU date, same delivery date > 1000 lb costs $500 with ABC Carrier. Yet the same shipment at 500 lb costs $200. So in order to take advantage of that rate, they split into 2 BOLs, each at $200 for a $400 total cost. I was fired recently and this practice was commonplace at my place of work - I fought against it frequently, as I found it to be unethical. My feeling is that I was terminated for putting up a fuss about this procedure.