COMMON LTL ACCESSORIAL FEES And How They Affect Your Supply Chain OVER-LENGTH FREIGHT FEES Definition Freight containing a...

Common LTL Accessorial Fees

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     Common LTL Accessorial Fees

    1. 1. COMMON LTL ACCESSORIAL FEES And How They Affect Your Supply Chain OVER-LENGTH FREIGHT FEES Definition Freight containing articles greater than or equal to 12 feet in length often take up more floor space on the trailer What To Do Keep articles less than 12 feet in length METRO/REMOTE AREA DELIVERY OR PICKUP Definition Driver requires more time than anticipated for delivery due to heavy traffic or remote destinations What To Do Negotiate with carrier, consider being more flexible with delivery times REDELIVERY Definition When the carrier is unable to complete delivery on the original scheduled delivery date What To Do Make sure your consignee is aware of the carrier delivering and make sure your carrier has all the necessary information to deliver LIMITED ACCESS Definition The carrier will assess a charge when required to make a pickup or delivery at a limited access location. Generally, the charge will include single shipment and appointment charges. Lift gate and inside pickup or delivery charges will apply if carrier is asked to move the shipment beyond the driveway and inside the residential location. The term ‘residential’ applies to, but is not limited to, schools (not including colleges and universities), colleges and universities without a dock, prisons, construction sites, military bases/installations, hotels, motels, resorts, etc. What To Do Consider using a final mile provider or understand what costs are associated with this service GUARANTEED DELIVERY SURCHARGES Definition The carrier will provide delivery service by the end of the business day when requested by the shipper on the bill of lading at the time the shipment is tendered to the carrier. The guaranteed delivery service days are based on the carrier’s standard transit schedule as provided by Unyson. There are also Guaranteed A.M. (delivery before noon) or Guaranteed Window (delivery within a one-hour range) services available What To Do Manage carriers to meet a high level of service and avoid a surcharge — your 3PL will help with this DENSITY RULES Definition Shipment’s low pounds per cubic foot (shipment weight divided by cubic feet) is too low for the amount of space it occupies in the truck, resulting in compensating freight charges What To Do Ship heavier, more compact materials in a way that maximizes the pounds per cubic footage of the shipment DIVERSION MILES Definition Carrier has to reroute to a different location than the one previously agreed upon What To Do May be possible to negotiate, or else ensure shipment does not need to be rerouted PALLET JACK/LIFT GATE Definition Carrier requires unexpected equipment to deliver shipment What To Do Research the type of facility the delivery will be made to and ensure carrier is aware of the equipment needed ahead of time. Not all trailers come equipped with lift gates and/or pallet jacks, so not having the right equipment could lead to redelivery fees FULL VISIBILITY LOAD Definition When any segment of the shipment equals or exceeds the capacity of a trailer or vehicle What To Do Ensure freight does not exceed the trailer’s capacity RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY Definition The carrier will assess a charge when required to make a pickup or delivery at a residential location. Generally, the charge will include single shipment and appointment charges. Lift gate and inside pickup or delivery charges will apply if the carrier is asked to move the shipment beyond the driveway and inside the residential location. The term ‘residential’ applies to, but is not limited to, any non-commercial or private residence, apartments, dormitories, estates, farms, home-based businesses, etc. What To Do Consider using a final mile provider or understand what costs are associated with this service WEIGHT & DENSITY ORIGIN & DESTINATION ADDITIONAL CHARGES www.unyson.com