Accessorial Charges

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Accessorial Charges

Extra fees attached to transportation services for duties beyond simply shipping a good from point A to point B. Examples of services on which a company may attach accessorial charges include waiting time, storage, packing, extra fuel, and so forth. Accessorial charges are also called assessorial charges.
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With the addition of multiple assessorial charges, it is becoming more difficult for the individual traveler to compare total price for a selected service.
As bills of lading are received, the freight audit tool conducts a rate search of each shipment to verify that the proper version of the contract is used, along with any contract amendments and assessorial charges.