173. Duty of care arising from carriage for reward.

(vi)     Carriage for Reward

173.     Duty of care arising from carriage for reward.

A private carrier who undertakes the carriage of goods for reward becomes a bailee of them and has the ordinary responsibility of a bailee for goods entrusted to him, that is, to take reasonable care of the goods while they are in his possession and to refrain from converting them or from damaging them by any other intentional act1. In a contract for the supply of a service where the supplier is acting in the course of a business there is also an