As the holiday peak season approaches, it is important to understand and plan in advance for accessorial fees. Accessorials, also known as surcharges, are fees that a carrier may need to charge for additional, specialized services such as lift-gate usage, inside pickup/delivery, or chassis rental, for example.
The cost of accessorials can fluctuate since carriers rely on current market conditions to determine fees. As you know, increasing costs due to capacity constraints and delays in both domestic and international shipping have been a major factor in logistics this year -- especially during the Holiday/Peak Season. Unfortunately, that scenario is not expected to change until at least January of 2021.
With that in mind, BTX has put together a list of the 13 Most Commonly Used Accessorials in Logistics for you to be aware of so you don't get spooked this Halloween or Holiday Season. While these fees can't be eliminated, expectations can be managed so you and your customers are prepared for the final bill.As always, BTX Global Logistics is actively working to minimize the effects of these conditions and costs on your shipments, our goal is to continue to deliver your cargo safely and timely to its final destination.
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