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BTX Global Logistics was founded in 1980.


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Does BTX have any weight or size restrictions?

No, BTX has no weight or size restrictions.

When is it more economical to ship an LTL shipment as a Truckload shipment?

The breakpoint in this area can vary from 10,000# to 15,000# or more, or 10 pallets or more per shipment. The best way to determine this is to submit a rate request to BTX Global Logistics for a comparison. We will reply with our best available options.

What is the difference between actual weight and dimensional weight, and how is it calculated?

Actual weight is the weight of the actual shipment in either pounds or kilograms. Dimensional weight is the actual space the shipment occupies on an aircraft vs. weight. Dimensional weight is calculated by determining the shipment’s volume in cubic inches (L x W x H = V). Divide this number by our Dim factor (Domestic factor is 194 and our International factor is 166) and the result will be the dimensional weight of your shipment.

What is BTX's Federal Tax ID number?

BTX’s Federal Tax ID number is 06-1048835.

How can I open an account with BTX?

Opening an account is easy. For the quickest service you can open an account online. You can also call (877-289-2471) or write to us.

How can I order additional preprinted airbills?

Please contact Customer Service at (877-289-2471) or write to us.

How do you determine density?

Density is expressed in pounds per cubic foot. To determine density, you must first determine the volume of the shipment. Volume is calculated as follows: length x width x height (If measured in inches, your result must be divided by 1728 to determine cubic feet.) Next, divide the actual weight of the shipment by the cubic feet to determine density.

What is the difference between 'declared value' and 'all risk' insurance?

The word “liability” – “declared value” as it relates to cargo insurance refers to negligence, not necessarily responsibility. The carrier is only responsible for damage or loss due to its proven negligence and then only up to a maximum of the financial limits shown on the bill of lading or airbill. Such limitations of liability would apply when a value was not declared for carriage (NVD).

Even if you were to declare a value for carriage, YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING INSURANCE. By declaring a value for carriage with the carrier (DV), you are simply increasing the carrier’s limit of liability. In the event of loss or damage to your cargo, you must still prove the carrier was negligent for such loss or damage. When a lost occurs under a NVD or DV shipment, all terms and conditions of the bill of lading or airbill apply. Ocean carriers, air carriers and truckers are not legally liable for losses outside of their control such as any Act of God (hurricanes, lightning, flood, earthquake, tornado, etc.), as so stipulated by the terms and conditions of the bill of lading or airbill.The best way to protect your financial interests in your cargo is to purchase “All Risks” insurance coverage. “All Risks” insurance protects you against any physical loss or damage to your cargo that occurs in transit. The cargo is insured against any “physical loss or damage to the cargo from any external cause,” subject to the policy’s terms and conditions. It is NOT necessary to prove the carrier was negligent to collect on a claim. In addition, “All Risks” insurance can provide “door to door” coverage and provides coverage for Acts of God, Strikes, Riots or Civil Commotions.

Does BTX have the authority to inspect my shipment?

BTX has the authority per TSA Indirect Carrier Security Requirements to inspect a shipment including, but not limited to, opening the shipment and inspecting the contents. The shipper has the responsibility to insure the goods described, packed, and shipped meet all TSA/FAA and DOT requirements for the safe transportation of the goods and will indemnify BTX against all fines and liens levied because of shippers negligence whether or not shipper was aware of the regulations.

What is a NMFC number?

This is a numeric indicator that specifically identifies each type of product that can be shipped by a LTL carrier. The National Motor Freight Association presets these product classifications quarterly. It is always helpful to have the NMFC number on the Bill of Lading in order to avoid re-classification and accurately identify each product you ship.

What is an Air Freight Forwarder?

An Air Freight Forwarder provides pickup and delivery services under its own tariff, consolidates shipments into larger units, prepares shipping documentation, and tenders shipment to the airlines. Air freight forwarders do not generally operate their own aircraft and may therefore be called “indirect air carriers”. Because the air freight forwarder tenders the shipment, the airlines consider the forwarder to be the shipper.

What is a bill of lading (BOL)?

A document issued by a carrier (railroad, steamship or trucking company) that serves as a receipt for the goods to be delivered to a designated person or to his order. The bill of lading describes the conditions under which the goods are accepted by the carrier and details the nature and quantity of the goods, name of vessel (if shipped by sea), identifying marks and numbers, destination, etc. The person sending the goods is the “shipper” or “consignor”, the company or agent transporting the goods is the “carrier”, and the person for whom the goods are destined is the “consignee”. Bills of lading may be negotiable or non-negotiable. If negotiable, i.e., payable to the shipper’s order and properly endorsed, title to the goods passes upon delivery of the bill of lading.

What is a bonded warehouse?

A warehouse authorized by customs authorities for storage of goods on which payment of duties is deferred until the goods are removed.