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Welcome
 

Welcome to the Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) domestic and international shipment Routing Guide. Our aim is to keep improving our collective supply chain efficiencies while minimizing freight costs.

 

Bell Routing Guides must be used when Bell is responsible for paying the transportation provider directly OR for International shipments where Bell is responsible for import clearance as directed by Bell Purchase Order (PO) or Return Material Authorization (RMA) Terms and Conditions. 

 

Bell Customer / Supplier

 

  • Free Carrier (FCA) is Bell’s standard Incoterm Rule in all Bell PO’s and RMA’s unless Bell Legal has agreed to accept a different Incoterm and the Terms & Conditions within the PO/RMA have been explicitly changed to reflect this.     

  • Do NOT utilize “Prepaid and Add” when using Bell Textron’s Routing Guides.

  • Shipments to a Bell address must be shipped FREIGHT COLLECT using the preferred Carrier listed on the Routing Guide.

  • For Less-than-Truckload (LTL) or Truckload

  • Shipping Collect, DO NOT complete the Bill Charges To / 3rd Party section of the bill of lading (BOL).  Marking the BOL “Freight Collect” is sufficient to ensure carrier invoices are charged to Bell.

  • If a true 3rd Party shipment where the shipper and consignee are not a Bell entity, you must complete the Bill Charges To / 3rd Party section of the BOL and mark the shipment as 3rd Party.  Without this information, the freight charged to Bell may be rejected back to you by the carrier for payment due to unknown address as payer.

In the Bill Charges To / 3rd Party section provide the following:

(Insert the Bell location, Example - Bell Textron Texas, Bell Textron Broussard, Bell Textron Piney Flats, etc.) c/o US Bank
PO Box 3001
Naperville, IL 60566


Any deviation from the specific routing listed in this matrix for your shipping locations must be authorized by 
traffic@bellflight.com on an emergency, shipment – by – shipment basis.

 

US Import Requirements

 

  • Licensed ITAR shipments require special handling.  Licensed ITAR shipment documents must be sent to importcompliance@bellflight.com for pre-clearance.

  • FedEx cannot clear licensed ITAR items.  You must use a Broker Select Option (BSO) specifically on the Air Waybill and list BDP International as the broker as outlined in the routing guide.

  • International Priority and International Priority Freight are the only FedEx PRIORITY shipping methods that allow BSO.  International First cannot be used for ITAR licensed shipments.

  • FedEx and BDP are the only brokers authorized to clear Bell imports.

 

Sincerely,

Bell Textron Inc.

 


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last updated: 12/15/2022