limited access shipping

Shipping to Area 51: Limited Access Shipping

by Jacob Martinez

Thinking about sending something to Area 51? Maybe you’re planning an escape or getting gear for your new alien friend. But be careful – shipping to tricky places like Area 51 can cost extra.

Apart from getting noticed by the government, there are more expenses when you send cargo to a place like Area 51. It’s called a limited-access spot, which means it’s hard for delivery trucks to reach. One common mistake shippers make is not knowing what limited access means, and that could mean paying more after your cargo is delivered in the form of a billing adjustment.

limited access

What is Considered Limited Access Shipping?

It’s any location that makes it difficult for trucks to pick up from or deliver to. Including:

  • Government facilities
  • Any area where no one is available to help with pickup/delivery
  • Areas not open to the general public during normal business hours
  • Airports, hotels, churches, storage units, nursing homes, farms, prisons, schools, construction sites and fairs or carnivals

Limited access is considered an add-on, or accessorial, because of the extra shipping requirements for these locations. Carriers need smaller trucks for deliveries and have to make arrangements with multiple parties to pick up and deliver a shipment, which creates more work.

Excessive tree coverage or trucks needing clear access to the exact pickup or delivery spot qualify a location as limited access. When booking a shipment, be sure to consider the ease of picking up and delivering it to a location.


limited access shipping

How to Avoid Potential Billing Adjustments

To avoid surprise charges, it’s best to work with experts who know about limited access locations. We can help you figure out the best way to ship your stuff without breaking the bank.

Ready to ship? Give us a call at 800.716.7068 or get a free quote online. We’re here to help!

Freight rate calculator
Pickup and delivery locations
Shipment information
Let’s Get Started! Compare shipping rates in an instant!
Get a Freight Quote