You are so right , free trade works better for them than us. I'm sure Celadon does not care about our silly little rules!!!Yet Americans can move a shipment point to point in Canada for "repositioning purposes". Hardly seems fair. But we continue to bend over for big brother time and time again.
alxQuestion for you, and it is the same one that the DOT officer will ask your driver when he finds a bill of lading showing Chicago as the destination.
If it is destined for Toronto, why are you delivering to Chicago?
As I said earlier, point to point means picked up in one US city and delivered to another US city, this is illegal in any way, shape or form.
For example it is illegal to have one driver pick up one of your empty trailers that another driver has dropped at one consignee and to move it to another location in the USA!!!
The only time we have gotten away with this is when our truck took a shipment to the USA and it did not clear US Customs and the freight was dropped at the customs brokers warehouse on the US side of the border. Another of our own trucks then took the freight from the warehouse to final destination once it had cleared. This of course would not apply since the ACE program is in effect!!
There has been talk for years about modifying some of the parameters of this law, but in my opinion it will not happen until the IRS figures out a way to collect income tax from Canadian carriers.
To answer your question your driver would have to have a bol consigned to a foreign country showing a stop-off in Chicago for the related company.