METRO EXPRESS by jennyyingdi



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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

Signature                                                    Signature

Title                                                        Title

Print Name                                                   Print Name

Phone Number

FAX Number

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
as follows:

         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
         Click Register and follow the steps below.

         complete this section, you will need to following information:

                     ABA Number

                   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.

Signature                                                            Date
    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)

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