A Waybill is a non-negotiable legal document that serves as a receipt for goods and a contract for their transport between a shipper and a carrier. It outlines essential details such as the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried, and the shipper's name and address.

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A Waybill typically includes details such as the shipper's and recipient's name and address, the type and quantity of goods being transported, the destination, special handling instructions, and the terms of the transport contract.
Both documents serve similar purposes, but a Bill of Lading also acts as a title of ownership for the goods and is suitable for international shipping, whereas a Waybill does not convey ownership and is typically used for domestic shipments.
A Waybill is required by shippers, carriers, and recipients of goods. Shippers use it as proof of a transport contract with the carrier, carriers use it as a receipt of goods and delivery instructions, and recipients use it as proof of delivery.
Typically, a Waybill is used for domestic shipments while a Bill of Lading is preferred for international shipments. However, an Air Waybill can facilitate international air freight.
Example or usage in road freight logistics

In road freight logistics, a Waybill is issued by the carrier when picking up a shipment from the shipper. This document details the goods transported, their destination, and any specific handling instructions. The carrier uses the Waybill as a guide for delivering the goods and as a proof of delivery once the shipment is completed.

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