And in a July 25 letter, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) asked the STB to take action on demurrage and accessorial charges
and implement the recommendations suggested by a Board task force on rate reform.
"They're evaluating not only contractual freight costs, but also exposure to spot market rates and accessorial charges
," states the report.
Both factors could impact fleet-manager performance as measured by average revenue, turnover, fuel cost, or accessorial charges
. The values reported were averages from 2013.
"Carriers are doing a better job capturing accurate dimensional pricing and accessorial charges
, and shippers should recognize that this environment isn't temporary and will continue for most of 2018." Carrier executives say that the most sophisticated shippers realize that their rates must rise in this tight capacity market, but some continue to hunt for the best price as they increasingly put more of their freight on the market for open bids.
The new base rates, rules tariff and accessorial charges
for FedEx Freight will be available at fedex.com on March 31, 2014.
WWD is now able to capture accessorial charges
for value-added work performed for owners and track the total time spent on work for a particular client, order or account.
"In the trucking and transportation industry, we often have disputes related to billing and rating, chargebacks, routing guides, lumper fees, detention charges and other accessorial charges
," comments Doug.
Some carriers are attempting to modify the way they impose demurrage and accessorial charges
to address shipper concerns, but some shipper groups are craving more changes.
"What is the rate based on and is 87% a good discount?" Upon review, we also noticed accessorial charges
including a fuel surcharge.
The Datex FootPrint[R] Warehouse Management System is also equipped with advanced features developed specifically for refrigerated warehouses that can track lot and date codes, blast freezing fees, capture temperatures, automate accessorial charges
and serial numbers.