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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.