Trading Conditions

  1. Stateline Freight is not a common carrier and accepts no liability as such. Stateline Freight reserves the right to agree or refuse to contract with the customer in its absolute discretion.
  2. All services provided by Stateline Freight are subject only to these conditions and the applicable service agreement.
  3. All rights, immunities, indemnities and limitations of liability of these conditions shall continue to have their full force and effect in all circumstances and not with standing any of this contract or these conditions by Stateline Freight or any other person entitled to the benefit of such provisions.
  4. These conditions are subject to any warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) to the extent to which the Act is appliable these conditions and prevents the exclusion, restriction and modification of such warranty.
  5. The customer warrants that it has accurately and fully described the goods and has provided all necessary instructions and information regarding handling, carer are control of the goods having regard to the nature and packing of the goods.
  6. The customer has complied with the requirements of any applicable law relating to the nature, condition, packaging, handling, labelling, storage and carriage of the goods and that it shall provide all necessary assistance, information and documentation to enable Stateline Freight to comply with any of its obligations under such laws.
  7. Irrespective of the negligence, breach of contract or wilful default of Stateline Freight or other, the customer shall indemnity Stateline Freight of any circumstances arising out of the provision of the services and/or in respect of the goods for any loss or damage incurred by any claim or allegation made against or for any claim of death of or bodily injury to a person against Stateline Freight or others and breach by the customer of any warranty in these conditions or any applicable services agreement.
  8. Stateline Freight may in its absolute discretion abandon, alter or repeat any route or journey or store or leave cargo for any time and at any place, either intentionally or unintentionally and shall take any necessary action incidental to the above as Stateline Freight considers necessary, without recourse by the customer.
  9. Stateline Freight may subcontract the services (in whole or in part) on any terms and Stateline Freight is or shall be deemed to be acting as a trustee on behalf of and for the benefit of the subcontractor and/or any person who is or may be vicariously liable for the acts of Stateline Freight or a subcontractor, each of whom shall to this extent be or be deemed to be parties to this contract.
  10. Any claim for loss of or damage to the goods must be notified in writing to Stateline Freight within seven (7) days of delivery of the goods or the date by which the goods should have been delivered.
  11. Stateline Freight does not hold an Australian financial services licence and, in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) shall not arrange or provide insurance for the customer. The customer must obtain its own insurance in respect of the goods and/or services.
  12. Stateline Freight may charge by weight, measurement or value and may at any time re-weigh, re-measure or require the goods to be re-weighed, re-measured or re-valued and charge the proportional additional charges accordingly.
  13. Stateline Freight shall have the right to charge for storage and/or may remove to a warehouse or bond store the goods, cargo or items subject to a lien at the risk and expense of the customer.
  14. Stateline freight must be paid according to the agreement laid out in the invoice and/or verbal or written instructions that are agreed to by the customer. Interest shall be payable on any sum which remains due and unpaid after the date for payment and shall be charged at the relevant Reserve Bank of Australia Cash Rate Target plus 3% p.a. In the event that a breach by the customer of this clause, Stateline Freight reservices the right to suspend or refuse to provide the service to the customer at its absolute discretion.
  15. Stateline Freight shall be released from its obligations under these conditions to the extent that performance is delayed, hindered or prevented due to any event or circumstance beyond the control of Stateline Freight.
  16. These conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Tasmania and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State or Territory.