Krovinių vežimo dokumentai, jų funkcijos ir teisinė reikšmė.
Development of cargo transportation business in Lithuania is accompanied with increasing number of disputes on fulfilment of cargo transportation agreements encountered by the courts. Practically, in the proceedings of every case of this type judges have to deal with cargo waybills and must ensure legal and factual presumptions laid down in such documents. Rather often the courts without having sufficient insight into evidencing, legitimate, instructive and informational functions of cargo waybills, fail to observe presumptions established in the legal acts. At the result, during the judicial proceedings activity of arguing factual circumstances by the parties is directed towards circumstances that are presumed according to the legal acts, while the courts failing to attach necessary importance to such presumptions, sometimes adopt ungrounded decisions. Discussing proving, legitimate, instructional and informational functions of cargo waybills, the author presents an analysis of international and national legislation regulating cargo transportation. Functions of bills of lading and waybills, their contents and legal importance are revealed in the article. [...]
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