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Common Accessorial Fees Explained

Posted by PartnerShip on Dec 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Additional services required outside of the standard shipping and receiving procedures result in additional fees called “accessorial fees” to cover the extra costs incurred by the LTL carrier. These fees make up just one part of your freight costs, but can be a challenge to account for since they are often applied after the shipment has been delivered. We’ve compiled a list of common accessorial charges with a brief description of each, so you can learn how to plan for them and avoid them when possible.

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Topics: PartnerShip

A Closer Look at the 2018 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

Posted by PartnerShip on Dec 5, 2017 3:08:24 PM

With the New Year approaching, it’s time to look at the UPS and FedEx rate increases for 2018 and how they will affect your costs. In September, FedEx announced an average increase of 4.9% on Express and Ground services. UPS joined the party in October, announcing that they will also be increasing their rates by an average of 4.9%. The new UPS rates will take effect on December 24, 2017, while FedEx will be instating them a week later on January 1, 2018.

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Topics: PartnerShip, Shipping, Freight

PartnerShip is Now a SmartWay Logistics Partner

Posted by Jerry Spelic, Partnership on Mar 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are concerned with the environmental impact throughout your freight shipping supply chain, there are options for eco-friendly shipping.

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Topics: Cost Savings Programs, PartnerShip

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