All purchase orders (“PO Agreement”) issued by Diamond C Trailers (“Buyer”) are made expressly subject to these additional terms and conditions.

This PO Agreement is between the Buyer and the Seller listed on the front of the PO Agreement (“Seller”). The PO Agreement constitutes Buyer’s offer to Seller to supply named products (“Purchased Products”) or services (“Purchased Services”), and is a binding contract on the terms and conditions set forth herein when it is accepted by Seller or on commencement of performance hereunder.  No condition stated by Seller in accepting or acknowledging this PO Agreement shall be binding upon Buyer if in conflict with, inconsistent with, or in addition to the terms and conditions contained herein unless accepted by Buyer’s written approval. Any additional or different terms proposed by Seller are objected to and rejected unless expressly assented to in writing by Buyer.  In the event there are conflicting terms and conditions between the PO Agreement and an additional valid agreement fully executed by both parties (the “Other Agreement”), the Other Agreement will prevail through the term of the Other Agreement.

No revisions to the PO Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the Buyer.

1.        ACCEPTANCE

By shipping the Purchased Products or performing the Purchased Services specified in the PO Agreement, Seller accepts the PO Agreement and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided herein.


Seller acknowledges and agrees that time is of the essence in the delivery of the goods or completion of the services within the time frame mutually agreed upon by Buyer and Seller, is vital to the interest of Buyer, and that failure to complete the services within such time frame constitutes a breach of this PO Agreement.

3.        CHANGES

Buyer reserves the right at any time prior to shipment to make a change as to: (1) specifications; (2) method of delivery; (3) place of delivery, (4) schedule of delivery and the (5) quantities of delivery.  Prices for Products shall be as set forth in Buyer’s purchase order, and Buyer shall not be liable to Seller for any charges other than those specified on Buyer’s purchase order.


Buyer reserves the right to cancel this PO Agreement, or any portion thereof, without liability, if; (a) as time is of the essence in this PO agreement, delivery is not made when and as specified; (b) Seller fails to meet contract commitments as to exact time, price, quality or quantity; (c) Seller ceases to conduct its operation in the normal course of business; (d) Seller is unable to meet its obligations as they mature; (e) proceedings are instituted against Seller under the bankruptcy laws or any other laws relating to the relief of creditors; (f) a receiver is appointed or applied for by Seller; or (g) any assignment is made by Seller for the benefit of creditors.  Buyer also reserves the right to cancel for any other reason permitted by the Uniform Commercial Code then in effect in the State of Texas.  In the event of a cancellation, Buyer shall have no further obligations to Seller except to pay for deliverables that were provided to Buyer prior to such termination and were accepted by Buyer. Upon termination, Seller shall provide any transition assistance that may be reasonably requested by Buyer.

5.        DELIVERY

Seller shall deliver the goods or services to Buyer by appropriate conveyance no later than by the dates specified in the PO Agreement.

Late Delivery. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. It is a condition of Buyer’s purchase order that deliveries conform to the schedule set forth in such order. Seller shall promptly notify Buyer of any actual or anticipated delays in delivery and shall, at Seller’s expense, take all reasonable steps to avoid or end such delays, including the use of expedited shipping. If Seller fails to ship all or any portion of Products on or before the promised shipping date, Buyer shall have the right to cancel the purchase order, without liability, for any Products not yet shipped. In addition, Seller agrees to indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from any losses, penalties, damages, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, the cost of cover and any other costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to Seller’s failure to deliver in accordance with the schedule set forth in the purchase order.


All goods are subject to final inspection and acceptance by Buyer at destination notwithstanding any payment.   Such inspection will be made within a reasonable time after receipt of goods.

Buyer shall notify Seller if any goods delivered hereunder are rejected, and at Buyer’s election and Seller’s risk and expense, such goods shall be held by Buyer or returned to Seller. No replacement or correction of nonconforming goods shall be made by Seller unless agreed to in writing by Buyer.

7.        INVOICING

Invoices shall be sent immediately after shipment of goods or rendering of service is complete to [email protected].  Delays in receiving invoices, errors, or omissions on invoices or lack of supporting documentation required by the terms of this PO Agreement will be cause for postponing the start of the payment terms until the correct information is received. Buyer will not be responsible for charges on invoices received more than 120 days after the rendering of service is complete or shipment of the goods unless indicated otherwise in a written agreement between Buyer and Seller.

8.        PAYMENT

In consideration of the performance of the completion of the obligations by Seller and acceptance by Buyer under the PO Agreement, Buyer will pay the applicable invoice amount.


Where any item or items on an invoice are disputed Buyer may withhold payment for the item or items so disputed until such time as the dispute is resolved.


Seller represents and warrants that: (a) Seller owns all rights, title and interest in the products and services and has legal authority to sell, license or otherwise transfer the right to use or sell such items to the Buyer; (b) the product and service covered under the Purchase Order are of good and merchantable quality and free from defects in design, material and workmanship, are safe and conform to applicable specifications, drawings, samples, descriptions and associated documentation provided to the Seller in writing; (C) the product and services, and the production and sale thereof, and all warranties, guarantees, representations by Seller made or authorized to be made in connection therewith are in all respects in compliance with all applicable international, federal, state, local laws, rules and regulations; (d) the goods are fit for the use intended; (e ) no Purchased Product and/or Purchased Service, or their sale or use will infringe any patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or similar intellectual property rights of any third party; (f) Seller will comply with all federal, state and locals laws, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this Purchase Order. (g) Seller has not changed any compositions, formulations, or other constituents of the Purchased Products without written approval from Buyer.


Seller represents and warrants that no law, regulation or ordinance of the United States, or any state or governmental authority or agency has been violated in the manufacture, procurement, transporting or sale of any of the deliverables or services furnished, work performed or service rendered pursuant to this PO Agreement.


Seller shall assume entire responsibility for and shall defend, indemnify and hold Buyer, and its directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) harmless against all losses, liabilities, claims, costs and expenses arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the performance related to this PO Agreement arising from, but not limited to:  Injury to any person in the employment of the Seller or any Seller subcontractors; Loss of or damage to the property of Seller, any subcontractor and any of their respective personnel whatsoever and howsoever arising, or by reason of any actual or alleged infringement of any United States patent, copyright or trade secret arising out of the services, products and/or deliverables supplied to Buyer by Seller. The provisions of this paragraph “Indemnification” shall survive the termination of the PO Agreement for whatever reason.


Seller acknowledges that it is, may be or will be privy to Confidential Information.  Seller agrees it will use the Confidential Information only in the furtherance of its work under the PO Agreement and shall not transfer or otherwise disclose the Confidential Information to any third party except with written authorization from an officer of Buyer.


Whenever Seller shall, by virtue hereof, have in its possession property of Buyer, Seller shall be deemed as insurer thereof and shall be responsible for its safe return to Buyer.

If Seller is to perform any services for Buyer on any premises owned or controlled by Buyer or elsewhere, Seller agrees to: (1) keep such premises and work free and clear of all mechanic’s liens, and furnish to Buyer proper affidavits and/or waivers certifying thereto; (2) perform such services at Seller’s sole risk prior to its written acceptance by Buyer, and replace at Seller’s sole expense all property damaged or destroyed by any cause whatsoever; (3) carry workman’s compensation insurance covering all employees to be used by Seller or Seller’s subcontractors in connection with such services and public liability insurance covering Seller’s liability hereunder; and (4) prior to commencing the performance of any services hereunder, furnish to Buyer certificates of its insurance carrier showing that such workmen’s compensation and liability and property damage insurance is in force.

All shipments shall be insured for full value of goods therein. This insurance shall include the full value of any materials furnished by Buyer whether or not these materials have been altered by Seller. Seller accepts full responsibility for financial reimbursement to Buyer for all materials, lost or damaged and not insured.


Seller shall not make or publish any notice, advertisement, press release, or other communication with respect to the PO Agreement, its contents, or the goods or services without Buyer’s prior written consent. Seller shall not use Buyer’s name or logo in any of its advertising, client list, or sales promotional material without Buyer’s prior written consent.


Seller will provide Services to Buyer. without discrimination on account of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran’s status.


All disputes arising under this Agreement shall be settled in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction located in Titus County, Texas.  All parties hereto hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any federal or state court located within Titus County, Texas, with respect to any legal action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this PO Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby and each party hereby irrevocably agrees that all claims in respect of such dispute or any suit, action or proceeding related thereto may be heard and determined in such courts.  The parties hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any objection which they may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such court or any defense of inconvenient forum for the maintenance of such action or proceeding may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any manner provided by law.  Each of the parties hereto hereby consents to be served by any party to this PO Agreement in any suit, action, or proceeding delivered personally or by the mailing of a copy thereof postage prepaid by United States registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by any nationally recognized overnight carrier service (i.e., FedEx or UPS) with delivery confirmation.


No assignment of any rights, including rights to money due or to become due hereunder, or delegation of any duties under this order shall be binding upon Buyer until its written consent has been obtained.


The headings contained in this PO Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are not intended to have any substantive significance in interpreting this PO Agreement.


Both parties shall be relieved from any and all liability under or in connection with this PO Agreement to the extent that such liability arises from any failure to perform any of its obligations under or in connection with this PO Agreement has been caused or contributed to by a force majeure event or circumstance including acts of God, war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), civil disturbance, government action, strikes, lock-outs, or labor disputes, computer virus, or any other event or circumstance or cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the party.


If any term, condition, or provision of this PO Agreement is for any reason declared or found to be illegal, invalid, ineffective, inoperable, or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deemed to be deleted from this PO Agreement and the validity and enforceability of the remainder of this PO Agreement shall not be affected or impaired thereby the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.


Failure by either party at any time to enforce any provision of this PO Agreement against the other shall not be construed as a waiver of such entitlement and shall not affect the validity of this PO Agreement or any part or parts thereof or the right of the relevant party to enforce any provision in accordance with its terms. The rights and/or remedies of either party may only be waived by formal written waiver which is signed by a duly authorized representative of the party waiving its rights and which makes express and unequivocal reference to the waiver being made.


This PO Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts-of-law principles.


Risk of loss shall be defined by the Incoterms agreed upon by the Buyer and the Seller. If the terms are DAP the liability transfers from Seller to Buyer when the shipment is delivered to the specified destination meeting the Buyer’s quality standards. If the terms are FCA the liability transfers from Seller to Buyer when the shipment is loaded on the carrier. If the terms are FOB the liability transfers from Seller to Buyer when the shipment is loaded on board the vessel.

Except as otherwise agreed in a written supply agreement signed by both parties, these Terms and Conditions will govern Buyer’s purchase order. Buyer’s purchase order is expressly conditioned upon Seller’s agreement that these Terms and Conditions shall be the sole and exclusive terms and conditions applicable to Buyer’s purchase of Products. Buyer specifically rejects, and Seller disclaims, all terms and conditions in Seller’s quotation or order acknowledgement or otherwise proposed by Seller if such terms and conditions are additional to, different from or inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions. Any performance by Seller pursuant to Buyer’s purchase order, including, without limitation, manufacture or shipment of Products, shall be deemed to be an acceptance solely upon these Terms and Conditions.