A shipper asked a truck driver to deliver a shipment of chemicals and to protect them from freezing while en route. The driver assured the shipper that the chemicals would be carried in heated trucks. When the shipper learned that the shipment had been damaged in transit by freezing, she demanded payment from the trucking company.
1. Apparent Authority (Liuzzo, 2010, p. 262).
Read Case Question #37 in Chapter 18 (Liuzzo, 2010, p. 271). Provide a discussion for each of your answers to the following questions
a. Did the truck driver have any authority to assure the shipper that the chemicals would be protected from freezing?
b. Would the trucking company be responsible for the damaged chemicals?
c. Did the truck driver have apparent authority?
d. Was the truck driver acting as an agent?
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