Its really an interesting question as to what the beekeeper may expect as reimbursment from the transportation company. Most companys ship LTL, which is less than truckload, and rates reflect their charges and the amounts the freight is insured for. For example, a shipper negotiates a class 55 for his freight, and this reflects the companys liability in case of damage, as well as the per mile rate for hauling it. The bill of lading is a binding contract, which the shipper claims his freight is class 55.. so their only insured for (just an example) 55 cents per pound. In order to save money, they can cut their own throats quite easily. Truckload traffic is certainly different, and a flatbed hauler moving bees might have something reflecting livestock rates. 750k is still a bunch of money and probably way out of the atmosphere when it comes to actual moneys recovered.