Attorney Leonard M. Singer, Boston, MA  (617) 737-7670  (

Excerpt from:

49 U.S.C. 13707. Payment of rates

(a) Transfer of Possession Upon Payment. Except as provided in subsection (b), a carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under this part shall give up possession at the destination of the property transported by it only when payment for the transportation or service is made.

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