Complete Legal Name: Name/Title:
City: State: ZIP:
Dispatch Day Phone: Night Phone: FAX:
Shipper Broker Freight Forwarder Trucking Company
MC#: FF#: MC#:
Billing Name: Contact/Title:
Billing Address: Phone:
City, State, ZIP: Fax:
,,- . /-012 ,
. / ()
This Agreement made and entered into this day of , 20 by and between
, hereinafter referred to as the Shipper, and Metro Express Transportation
Services Inc, hereinafter referred to as ( METS).
METS is engaged in the business of arranging the transportation of freight shipments via Common, Contract & Intermodal Carriers.
Shipper desires to utilize the services of METS to arrange the transportation of shipments which Shipper from time to time pos-
sesses and tenders for transportation, and
METS desires to arrange the transportation for shipments, which Shipper possesses and tenders, from time to time.
The Parties mutually covenant and agree, as follows:
1) a. Shipper, from time to time shall ask METS to determine the availability of Common, Contract and Intermodal Carriers for the
transportation of shipments from origin to destination. Shipper shall appropriately identify all details regarding the movement,
including providing METS origin information, destination information, time schedules and all attributes of the commodity(s)
shipments and shall advise Shipper of the availability of Common, Contract and Intermodal Carriers and the transit time in-
volved in order to provide the services for the Shipper, and in doing so, METS shall represent Shipper is entitled to rely
c. That each of the proposed Common, Contract and Intermodal Carriers involved shall hold the requisite operating authority,
bodies enabling them to perform the transportation of the proposed freight shipments.
d. That the rates and charges quoted by METS on behalf of the Common, Contract and Intermodal Carriers for the trans porta-
Interstate Commerce Commission and/or appropriate State or local regulatory bodies.
e. That the proposed Common, Contract and Intermodal Carriers have the equipment and personnel necessary to under take
and perform such transportation of the proposed freight shipments and shall not sub-contract or otherwise engage others to
undertake and perform such transportation without the written consent of Shipper and METS.
and have in force, insurance against bodily injury, property damage and cargo loss liability, in accordance with the applicable
regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Interstate Commerce Commission and/or the appropriate State or
Local regulatory bodies, or as required by contractual Agreement. Cargo insurance is provided the Intermodal Carriers at the
rate of $250,000 per shipment and by the Common and Contract Carriers at the rate of $100,000.00 per shipment.
2) In the event of cargo loss and/or damage is claimed by Shipper and/or receiver, the parties to the Agreement acknowledge
Shipper shall indemnify METS if a Litagant brings METS into a lawsuit, or a claim, where METS did not contribute to the loss. It
is agreed that proper loading, packing, bracing and/or blocking is the responsibility of the origin agent and/or the party who
loads the vehicle.
damage or spillage, or similar incidents or occurrences, involving any transportation subject to the Agreement.” Shipper should
also make a written report, accompanied by supporting documents within 4 hours. Also, Shipper should send notice by fax
4) Shipper and METS acknowledge that METS is an independent contractor. METS shall have sole and exclusive control over the
manner in which its employees, agents and/or subcontractors perform service under this Agreement and shall engage and
employ and/or subcontract with such employees, agents and/or subcontractors as it may deem necessary in connection there
with. METS shall be responsible for the employment and direction of any such employees, agents and/or subcontractors it may
deem appropriate. Such individuals shall be considered employees, agents and/or subcontractors of METS only and shall be
subject to employment, discharge, discipline and control solely and exclusively by METS. METS shall be liable for all payment
of all payroll taxes, workers compensation expenses and other similar expenses as an employer.
of such information without written consent from Shipper, except to the extent that the release of information is necessary to
permit METS to perform its obligation under this Agreement, or is required by law or regulation.
6) Shipper and METS acknowledge and agree that both parties have at great expense developed a broad base of Customers and
Carriers which are essential to the successful operations of their businesses, In the performance of this contract neither party
business with the other, during the term of this contract and for a period of one (1) year following the termination of this con-
the other party, the soliciting party will pay an amount, to the other party, equal to 15% of the transportation revenue generated
by such movements for a period of one (1) year following such solicitation. It is further agreed that the soliciting party will pay
any legal fees expended, by the other party, to enforce such action.
7) METS shall invoice Shipper for transportation costs at the agreed rate. METS will be responsible for payment to the Common,
received and any overages, shortages, damages or other notations.
8) The validity of this Agreement and any terms or provisions as well as the rights and duties of the parties hereunder, shall be
9) If any provisions of this Agreement are invalid under Federal or State law, or any other jurisdiction, such provisions shall be
waived and deemed apart of the Agreement. However, it is agreed that under no circumstances shall such waiver or excetion
cause any other section or provision of this Agreement to become invalid.
shall be renewed automatically until canceled by either party on thirty (30) days written notice.
11) This contract contains the entire agreement and no additions or changes can be made unless in writing and initialed by both
parties. A photo or fax copy of this Agreement containing the signatures of the parties shall be deemed an original copy.
in St. Louis, Missouri.
Agreed to on this day and date by the undersigned parties:
Company Name Company Name
Metro Express Transportation Services, Inc.
Mailing Address Mailing Address
875 Fee Fee Road
City, State, ZIP City, State, ZIP
St. Louis, MO, 63043
Print Name Print Name
Accounts Receivable Procedures
Please be aware that Metro Express submits all freight invoices electronically, using Epay Manager.
With Epay Manager, you will receive all invoices and proof of delivery documents electronically. Once the shipment has delivered,
Metro Express will create an invoice in Epay Manager and will attach all required delivery documents. The invoice and attached
documents will be sent to your company via email. Once the invoice is approved for payment, an automatic debit will be sched-
uled from your bank account on the due date. Your company will not be required to print and mail a check. The Epay process is
Metro Express will enter transactional information into Epay, creating an electronic invoice.
Your company will receive an email asking you to review the invoice and proof of delivery documents for accuracy.
The proof of delivery documents can be viewed by clicking the time and date link near the top of the invoice.
If the invoice and documents are accurate, you must click Approve Invoice. This will schedule the invoice for payment
You must complete the following steps to register:
Log on to www.epaymanager.com.
Click Register and follow the steps below.
complete this section, you will need to following information:
check, to the left of your account number.
DDA number – This number is the Direct Deposit Account number, more commonly referred to as your
bank account number. It is located at the bottom of the check, to the right of the ABA number.
Next, you will create a username and password to login to Epay Manager. You are also required to enter an email ad
voices are ready for review.
Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box to indicate your acceptance.
After all information has been entered, click Continue to submit your registration. You will receive an email
Your registration is now complete and you may now login to view any transactions.
To view any amounts due, click Payables and the current status of your transaction. These choices include:
Pending, Approved and Paid.
When new transactions are entered naming your company as a payer, you will receive an email from Epay Manager informing you of
a new transaction and providing you with a link to the invoice. Finally, in order to make payment you must approve the invoice.
Following this approval, you will receive additional emails when the status of your transaction changes.
If you have questions regarding this electronic payment program, please contact Debbie Bronaugh at 314-447-2910.
Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Give form to the
requester. Do not
(Rev. November 2005)
Department of the Treasury
Identification Number and Certification send to the IRS.
Internal Revenue Service
Name (as shown on your income tax return)
See Specific Instructions on page 2.
Business name, if different from above
Metro Express Transportation Services
Print or type
Individual/ Exempt from backup
Corporation Partnership Other
Check appropriate box: Sole proprietor withholding
Address (number, street, and apt. or suite no.) Requester’s name and address (optional)
875 Fee Fee Road
City, state, and ZIP code
Saint Louis, MO 63043
List account number(s) here (optional)
Part I Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
Enter your TIN in the appropriate box. The TIN provided must match the name given on Line 1 to avoid Social security number
backup withholding. For individuals, this is your social security number (SSN). However, for a resident – –
alien, sole proprietor, or disregarded entity, see the Part I instructions on page 3. For other entities, it is
your employer identification number (EIN). If you do not have a number, see How to get a TIN on page 3. or
Note. If the account is in more than one name, see the chart on page 4 for guidelines on whose Employer identification number
number to enter. 4 3–1 7 0 0 9 0 3
Part II Certification
Under penalties of perjury, I certify that:
1. The number shown on this form is my correct taxpayer identification number (or I am waiting for a number to be issued to me), and
2. I am not subject to backup withholding because: (a) I am exempt from backup withholding, or (b) I have not been notified by the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) that I am subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has
notified me that I am no longer subject to backup withholding, and
3. I am a U.S. person (including a U.S. resident alien).
Certification instructions. You must cross out item 2 above if you have been notified by the IRS that you are currently subject to backup
withholding because you have failed to report all interest and dividends on your tax return. For real estate transactions, item 2 does not apply.
For mortgage interest paid, acquisition or abandonment of secured property, cancellation of debt, contributions to an individual retirement
arrangement (IRA), and generally, payments other than interest and dividends, you are not required to sign the Certification, but you must
provide your correct TIN. (See the instructions on page 4.)
Sign Signature of
Here U.S. person Date
Purpose of Form ● An individual who is a citizen or resident of the United
A person who is required to file an information return with the States,
IRS, must obtain your correct taxpayer identification number ● A partnership, corporation, company, or association
(TIN) to report, for example, income paid to you, real estate created or organized in the United States or under the laws
transactions, mortgage interest you paid, acquisition or of the United States, or
abandonment of secured property, cancellation of debt, or ● Any estate (other than a foreign estate) or trust. See
contributions you made to an IRA. Regulations sections 301.7701-6(a) and 7(a) for additional
U.S. person. Use Form W-9 only if you are a U.S. person information.
(including a resident alien), to provide your correct TIN to the Special rules for partnerships. Partnerships that conduct a
person requesting it (the requester) and, when applicable, to: trade or business in the United States are generally required
1. Certify that the TIN you are giving is correct (or you are to pay a withholding tax on any foreign partners’ share of
waiting for a number to be issued), income from such business. Further, in certain cases where a
2. Certify that you are not subject to backup withholding, or Form W-9 has not been received, a partnership is required to
presume that a partner is a foreign person, and pay the
3. Claim exemption from backup withholding if you are a withholding tax. Therefore, if you are a U.S. person that is a
U.S. exempt payee. partner in a partnership conducting a trade or business in the
In 3 above, if applicable, you are also certifying that as a United States, provide Form W-9 to the partnership to
U.S. person, your allocable share of any partnership income establish your U.S. status and avoid withholding on your
from a U.S. trade or business is not subject to the share of partnership income.
withholding tax on foreign partners’ share of effectively
connected income. The person who gives Form W-9 to the partnership for
purposes of establishing its U.S. status and avoiding
Note. If a requester gives you a form other than Form W-9 to withholding on its allocable share of net income from the
request your TIN, you must use the requester’s form if it is partnership conducting a trade or business in the United
substantially similar to this Form W-9. States is in the following cases:
For federal tax purposes, you are considered a person if you ● The U.S. owner of a disregarded entity and not the entity,
Cat. No. 10231X Form W-9 (Rev. 11-2005)