WHAT ARE FREIGHT ACCESSORIAL SERVICES AND CHARGES?
Accessorial charges are for freight services provided for your shipment beyond the normal pickup and delivery of your freight. These accessorial charges are usually billed at a flat fee per services. The following accessorial services list are the most common accessorial services requested or performed. The charges vary by carrier. Some of these services and associated fees may be included in the original freight quote.
Please note that freight accessorial services offered varies by carrier and not all services are available with all carriers. The fee also varies greatly by carrier. Therefore, it is always best to let us know in advance if any accessorial services will be needed so that we may choose the right carrier to match your special shipping needs.
The use of a lift gate equipped truck is necessary for pick up or delivery of heavy freight if the location does not have a loading dock. The cost of lift gate service depends on the carrier and can range from $40 to $120. We have contracted rates for this accessorial service with most of our carriers and will always pass on the savings to you.