How to Fill Out the OD Bill of Lading (BOL)

Paper BOL Guide

Need help filling out your Bill of Lading by hand? Download our guide to get an explanation on each section of the printable Bill of Lading and understand what you need to include.


Printable Bill of Lading

Fill out and print your BOL form and have it ready for your driver when they arrive to pick up your freight.


Online Bill of Lading (eBOL)

If you use the eBOL tool, you can schedule a pickup at the same time, save and view the Bill of Lading whenever you login to your account, and pre-populate saved shipping locations and commodities. You can use this for both Standard LTL and Spot Pick shipments.

How to Create an eBOL

Watch the video to get a step-by-step guide to completing an online Bill of Lading (eBOL) with OD. 

How to Modify an eBOL

Learn how to make changes to your eBOL after creation.

How to Save Incomplete eBOLs

This video shows you how to save incomplete eBOLs for later and create electronic BOL templates. 

How to Save eBOL Locations and Commodities

Learn how to save shipping addresses and commodities in your account and pre-populate them while creating an electronic BOL. 

If you are shipping multiple pallets each with different commodities, list each pallet with the commodity description and its corresponding weight and freight class.

If you are shipping multiple pallets of the same commodity, you can list one item as the commodity description with the corresponding weight and freight class and adjust the handling units to reflect the total number of pallets in the shipment.

You need to log in. You can access the eBOL in two ways:


Start from the Dashboard

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Select “Create BOL” 
  3. Create a new eBOL with your information, and before you finalize it, click save for later.

Start from the Homepage

  1. Click on the Tools Section
  2. Select "Schedule Pickup and Create BOL"
  3. You will see the option to create a eBOL
  4. If you are NOT logged in - you need to log in to continue
  5. Create new eBOL with your information, and before you finalize it, click save for later


While filling out your eBOL, you can click on “Save BOL for Later” at the bottom of any of the eBOL webpages. Choose either Save as Template, or Save as Incomplete Entry, fill out a name, and click save.  You will get a message that your template or incomplete BOL has been saved.

Navigate to your account username, then click “My Account.” On the next page, select BOL Templates. You will find Incomplete BOL entries, saved BOL Templates, and recent shipments on the next page. If you’d like to resume filling out an incomplete BOL, click on the Incomplete BOL Tab and select the BOL name.