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What Are Accessorial Charges or Fees?

Accessorial charges are fees for additional services performed by the carrier beyond pick-up and delivery such as loading, unloading, packing or unpacking. Fees can also be charged by a carrier for waiting time or delays at the loading dock. These unplanned fees are invoiced after the shipment is complete and can add up to a significant additional cost of logistics services. Working with a third-party logistics provider can help prevent costly charges with negotiated rates, planning and shipment visibility.