A: Accessorials are services performed above what is considered standard. Examples of accessorials include lift-gate, inside delivery or COD service. Accessorial charges are usually in addition to standard shipment rates. Any exceptions to accessorial provisions will be noted in specific pricing agreements or contracts for individual Estes customers.
A: Our 105 Rules Tariff contains information about how accessorial charges may be applied in Item 150.
A: If freight charges are prepaid, accessorial charges will be paid by the shipper or “consignor.” If freight charges are collect, accessorial charges will be paid by the consignee. When freight is received from or tendered to a connecting line, accessorial charges will be paid by the consignee. (See the 105 Rules Tariff.)
A: An additional charge may apply. If the shipment is prepaid, the driver may need to contact the terminal to get the charge approved by the shipper. The consignee may also pay the accessorial “collect.” The shipment may also need to go back to the terminal until the correct equipment and/or personnel are available and an appointment is scheduled. For additional details, contact your local terminal.