Fixed deadline

Fixed deadline

There is a fixed deadline if, with the transport order, a precise time is agreed for loading or unloading the goods from the truck. Compliance with this deadline is part of the contractual obligations.

Meaning
The fixed term is subordinated to the more general term “fixed term contract”.

Use in daily practice
Fixed deadlines are often agreed for unloading and rarely for loading goods. Usually, a fixed deadline indicates the maximum term within which the goods must be delivered to the customer. If the goods are delivered before the agreed deadline, it means that the fixed deadline has been met. There are also fixed deadlines, before which it is not possible to deliver the goods, for various reasons: the crane for unloading the goods is rented for a certain period of time or it is necessary to block the road to allow the vehicle that transports the load to pass. . Fixed deadlines are also assigned to ensure perfect management of time windows, thus avoiding waiting times at the loading ramp.