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. This ensures that overcharges are promptly acknowledged and resolved with the carrier.