Definition of Freight Forwarder, Forwarding Service

The Freight Forwarder is one who holds itself out to the public to provide transportation of property for compensation and in the ordinary course of business:

  • Assembles and consolidates or provides for assembling and consolidating shipments and performs or provides for break bulk and distribution operations of the shipments; 
  • Assumes responsibility for the transportation from the place of receipt to the place of destination; and
  • Uses for any part of the transportation a Motor Carrier subject to the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission under subchapter I, II or III of Chapter 105 of Title 49.