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Creating a Bill of Lading Template

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What is a BOL Template?

A BOL template is a fully or partially-completed and unsubmitted Bill of Lading that has been saved by a customer. Templates do not have to be complete to be saved; for example, you could build a template that contains all necessary information except the quantity (or the commodity, or the weight, etc.). When you know the missing information, you simply enter it and submit the template as a BOL.

NOTE: Only a completed and submitted BOL can be printed — templates can't be printed or used in place of a valid, submitted BOL.

How do I create a BOL Template?

LTL.xpo.com registered users can create Bill of Lading templates, which save time when you’re ready to ship.

  • Login to LTL.xpo.com.
  • Select Bill of Lading from the Ship It menu.

You can save a submitted BOL as a template and then create a BOL from that template in the future. You can also create a template from scratch, or save an unsubmitted BOL as a template at any stage of completion.

How many templates can I save?

The current limit for templates is 10,000. If you plan on using more than 2,000, please let us know in advance. We may be able to provide you with a better solution than templates provide.

How do I complete a BOL template for cross-border shipments between the U.S. and Canada?

View our Canada Bill of Lading FAQ's for details.