We have been seeing new ways carriers are reacting to shippers and receivers that take productive time out of a driver’s day. Picking up a shipment and delivering a shipment are the necessities to bill revenue, however it is the movement of the shipment that drives the revenue. Regardless of mode, carriers are increasing existing accessorials, and creating new ones to align to market shifts in e-commerce or regulations such as the ELD Mandate.
Recent accessorial adjustments by carriers include the following:
- 2020 large package increases are in store for both FXF and UPS parcel services in 2020 as packages weighing between 50 to 70 pounds will see a 15 – 24% rate increase.
- LTL rating rules that use the total weight delivered by the carrier across multiple shippers to a single consignee to apply detention charges. Absent in the formulation is a mechanism to measure the time required to deliver “your” shipment.
- A limited access charge, though not new, the accessorial is more broadly used. Limited access locations may now include rural, government, and any location that has limitations on delivery equipment types.
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