What is a CMR?
A road consignment (CMR) note is a standard contract used by companies who want to use a provider to transport goods internationally by road.
The CMR note confirms that the haulage company has received the goods and has a contract from the supplier to carry them.
You must have a CMR note on all international journeys if you’re carrying goods on a commercial basis.
The CMR note can be filled in by either:
you (the haulier)
the company sending the goods abroad
a freight forwarder
You will need 3 copies of a CMR note, including one:
for the supplier of the goods
for the eventual customer
to accompany the goods while they are being transported
Sample of CMR document.
You can buy pre-printed CMR notes from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Logistics UK.