additional services required outside of the standard
shipping procedure require additional fees from the
carrier called accessorials. These include extra services
Lift Gate service
Inside Pick up
When the carrier notifies the consignee (receiver) of
a scheduled delivery date and time. Arrival notification
is an accessorial service provided for an additional
BOL (Bill of Lading)
document that establishes the terms and conditions of
a contract between a shipper and a transportation company.
It serves as a contract of carriage and a receipt for
goods. The Bol
is provided by the shipping company to the shipper and
should be given to the driver upon freight pick up.
for the trucking company who transports freight.
The person or company receiving the shipment.
The person or company shipping the shipment.
the customer has contracted with the carrier so that
the shipper or consignee information is not given. This
the origin location and receiving destination unaware
of each other and provides two separate Bills of Lading
in which both show the carrier's terminal as the
shipper and the receiver.
A semi trailer with no sides and with the floor of the
unit a standard height from the ground.
to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)
and it is the category of your freight as defined by
the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA).
Your shipment's freight class determines the carrier's
shipping charges. It identifies the size, value and
difficulty of transporting your freight.
FTL stands for Full Truck Load and refers to any shipment
that takes up all or almost all of the truck's space.
A FTL shipment can range from 5000 lbs and up, although
some FTL carriers have a minimum weight requirement
of 10,000 lbs or more. There are 2 types of FTL shipments:
Full Loads, which completely fill the entire
truck and Partial Loads, which almost fill the
An extra charge imposed by the carriers due to the excessive costs for diesel gas. The charge is a % based upon the U.S. National Average Diesel Fuel Index. The fuel surcharge will remain in effect as long as the U.S.National Average Diesel Fuel index remains at or above $1.10 per gallon
Inside Pickup and Inside Delivery
the driver is required to go inside (beyond the front
door or loading dock), to pick up or deliver your shipment,
instead of remaining at the dock or truck, additional
fees will be charged. When obtaining quotes through
our system, check off inside pick up and or inside delivery
and the carrier's fee will be included in your quotes.
When the shipping or receiving address does not have
a loading dock, manual loading or unloading is necessary.
A liftgate is a platform at the back of certain trucks
that can raise and lower a shipment from the ground
to the truck. Additional fees apply for this service.
LTL stands for Less Than Truckload,
which means the shipment does not completely fill an
entire truck. A LTL shipment typically ranges anywhere
from 150 lbs to10,000 lbs. Large Shipments over 10,000
lbs are usually moved by Full truckload (FTL).
is the item number that specifically identifies each
type of product that can be shipped by a LTL carrier.
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)
assigns NMFC item #'s to all products along with a freight
class. The NMFC # identifies what you are shipping and
it's freight class.
A number assigned by the carrier to reference your shipment.
It is also used for tracking your shipment.
Redelivery or Reconsignment Fee
After a failed delivery attempt, the carrier will assess
a fee for having to deliver the freight again. This
fee is usually based on weight with a minimum charge.
A reefer is a refrigerated trailer with insulated walls
and a self powered refrigeration unit, most commonly
used for transporting food.
defines a business zone as a location that opens and
closes to the public at set times every day. If
you are a business located in a residential zone, (among
personal homes or dwellings) or are shipping to or from
a residence, the carrier may charge an additional residential
fee. When obtaining quotes through our system,
select "residence" for location type and the carrier's
residential fee will be included in your quotes.
Reweigh and Inspection Fee
If the carrier suspects that the weight or class of
your shipment is inaccurate, they will charge a fee
to reweigh and re-class your shipment.
Third Party Shipments
A shipment in which the person who arranges the shipment
is neither the originating nor the receiving destination.
The third party makes the arrangements for the shipper