Car Shipper Damaged My Car - Can I Withhold Payment?

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The answer is no. The fee to ship a car cannot be held pending a claim for damage. Damage and loss claims against a carrier must be pursued independently of the contracted freight fees.

Pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Act (49 U.S.C. ยง 10761) and related administrative rulings, carrier freight fees cannot be withheld or delayed in payment of any claim of damage or loss. Even if a claim is valid, claims arising from damage or loss during shipment will not be paid until freight charges are paid.