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52 Pa. Code § 31.133. Inventory.

§ 31.133. Inventory.

 (a)  A household goods carrier shall prepare a written, itemized inventory for each shipment. The inventory shall identify every carton and every uncartoned item shipped. An identification number corresponding to the inventory shall be placed on each article in the shipment.

 (b)  The inventory shall be prepared before the shipment is loaded for transportation.

 (c)  The shipper shall be provided the opportunity to observe and verify the accuracy of the inventory.

 (d)  The carrier shall provide a copy of the inventory, signed by both the shipper and carrier, to the shipper prior to loading.

 (e)  Upon delivery, a carrier shall provide the shipper with the opportunity to observe and verify that the same articles are being delivered and the condition of the articles. A carrier shall also provide the shipper the opportunity to note, in writing, any missing articles and the condition of any damaged articles. The carrier shall provide the shipper with a copy of all notations.

 (f)  For moves of 40 miles or less, a shipper may waive the inventory requirement, in writing.

       (G)   The carrier shall retain an inventory, or waiver thereof, for 2 years from the date of the shipment.


   The provisions of this §  31.133 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 1102, 1103, 1501, 1502, 1504, 1506, 1508 and Chapters 23 and 25.


   The provisions of this §  31.133 adopted August 4, 2006, effective August 5, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 4181.

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