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Guide to Accessorials

One of the Biggest Causes of Unforeseen Freight Costs

Have you ever received a shipping invoice after your shipment was delivered stating you owed more than the quote at the time of booking? Did you know that if your cargo weighs over 100 lbs. and there is no loading dock on site, a truck with a lift gate will be required for pickup and delivery? These are not uncommon occurrences in the freight world and are one of the biggest causes of unforeseen freight costs.

Accessorials are extra services beyond the standard curbside pickup and delivery services offered by freight carriers. Some are required, some are optional, and not understanding or identifying which accessorials you need could lead to unexpected billing adjustments post-shipment. No one wants to pay more for something that could have been avoided during the shipment booking.

That’s where we come in! We’ve put together this handy guide to accessorials to help you understand the different types of accessorials and their importance in the shipping process.

What’s explained in the guide?

  • Types of accessorials.
  • Lots of helpful “how to avoid” tips.
  • They are required vs. optional accessorials.
  • How to avoid billing adjustments post-shipment.
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