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Rules and Special Charges

This publication contains an explanation as well as the charges for optional services, that may be requested by shipper, consignee, or third party payor beyond those normally associated with standard transportation. Rules, charges and conditions of these optional services will apply on all shipments under pricing publications and agreements, including individual customer agreements. Please enter your search criteria, select an item you wish to view below or select the option for the entire rules tariff.

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1PREFACE   Preface
2APPL   Tariff Application
350100   Abbreviation Explanations
4679   Arbitrary Charge - Arizona
5681   Arbitrary Charge - California
6674   Arbitrary Charge - Colorado
7672   Arbitrary Charge - Idaho
8675   Arbitrary Charge - Montana
9673   Arbitrary Charge - Nebraska
10680   Arbitrary Charge - Nevada
11684   Arbitrary Charge - New York
12682   Arbitrary Charge - North Dakota
13683   Arbitrary Charge - Oregon
14690   Arbitrary Charge - Washington
15345   Arrival Notice and Undelivered Freight
16568A   Articles That Should Not Be Loaded With Hazardous Materials
1775   Authority of Company Personnel
18360-70   Bills of Lading - Combined Shipments
19360   Bills of Lading - Corrected Bills of Lading
20360-10   Bills of Lading - Freight Bills and Statements of Charges
21998   Bills of Lading - FAK - Freight All Kinds
22360-60   Bills of Lading - Liabilities and Penalties
23360-50   Bills of Lading - Order Notify Shipments
24360-20   Bills of Lading, Straight - Contract Terms and Conditions
25370   Blind Shipment Charge
261032   Border Delay Charge
27671   California Compliance Surcharge
28106   Cancellation of Pricing Programs
29382   Cancellation of Tariff Items
30108   Carrier Liability For Cargo Loss and Damage Claims and Limitations of Liability
311002   Chassis - Obtaining of
32997   Classification of Articles
33641   Classification of Undescribed Commodities
34430   Collect on Delivery (COD) Shipments
35435   Collection of Freight Charges
36996   Constant Surveillance Service
37470   Control and Exclusive Use of Vehicle or Doubles Trailer
38107   Convenience Interlining
39480   Customs or In Bond Freight
40112   Definitions - Terms as used in this Tariff, or in Tariffs making reference to this Tariff
411017   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of UNFI Distribution
421001   Density - Method of Determining
43501   Detention - Vehicles without Power Units - Spotting or Dropping Trailers
44500   Detention of Vehicle with Power
451001A   Determining Averaged Density Classification When Multiple Density Driven Classification Items are in a Shipment
46121   Drayage Service
47125   Drayage Service - Laredo, TX / Nuevo Laredo, MX Border Crossing
481035   Exhibition Sites/Trade Shows Pickup or Delivery
49550-10   Export, Coastwise or Intercoastal Shipments
50560   Extra Labor - Loading or Unloading
511036   EOM (End of Month Program) Application of Allowance, Commissions, Incentive Rebates and Volume Incentives
521046   Flatbed Loads
531045   Force Majeure
541033   Foreign Tariffs
55576   Fork Lift Service
561005   Fuel Surcharge
57171   FAK and Bump Rule
58100   Governing Publications
59GROCERY   Grocery Warehouse Delivery
60887   Handling Service (Cross Dock)
61568   Hazardous Materials Handling Charge
62687   High Cost Delivery - Friday Harbor, WA zip 98250
63686   High Cost Delivery/Ferry Charge
64685   High Cost Delivery/Ferry Charge - zip code 27960 and Fisher Island, FL Zips 33109 and 33139
65688   High Cost Shipments To/From Remote Northern Locations in Canada
66570   Impracticable Operations
67566   Inside Pick-up or Delivery (Handling Freight at Positions Not Immediately Adjacent to Vehicle)
68575   Lift Gate Service
691000   Limited Access Locations
70999   Loading by Consignor - Unloading by Consignee
71579   Lumper Processing Fee
72580   Marking or Tagging Freight
73390   Minimum Charge (notes A and B) and Capacity Loads (notes C and D)
74650   Minimum Charge - Discounts
75610   Minimum Charge - NMFC Item 190210
76610-2   Minimum Charge - NMFC ITEM 100200 AND 100262
77111   Minimum Charge for Cubic Capacity and Density Eligible Shipments
78640   Mixed Shipments
79647-1   Notification Prior to Delivery
801041   NMFC Exception
811005A   Ocean Fuel Surcharge
82910   On Hand and Storage
831042   Operating Authority/NMFC Exception
84670-25   Over Dimension Freight
851030   Overcharge Claims - Filing Procedures
86648   Overweight Volume Loads or Shipments of Unauthorized Explosives
87161   Pallet Rates - Application
88920   Pallet Weight
89710-10   Pallets or Containers - Return of
90710   Pallets or Containers Shipments Transported in or on Shipping Containers
91720   Payment of Charges
921003   Pickup & Loading and Delivery & Unloading at Ports in Louisiana and Texas
93753   Pickup or Delivery at Private Residences
94750   Pickup or Delivery Service
95754   Pickup or Delivery Service - Non Business Hours, Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
96105   Precedence of Rates
97840   Proof of Delivery
98810   Protect From Freezing Service
991034   Puerto Rico Charges to Port of San Juan
1001037   Puerto Rico Island Delivery rates and fuel surcharge
101495   Quotation of Estimated Charges
102820   Reconsignment or Diversion
103830   Redelivery
104845   Reference to Tariffs
105110   Released Value Commodities
106850   Reweigh / Reclassify Surcharge
1071020   Saia Guaranteed
1081020A   Saia Xtreme Guarantee
109880   Sealing of Trucks (Seals or Locks Applied to Vehicle)
110883   Shipments Tendered as a Truckload
1111039   Shipper Load or Consignee Unload
112996-A   Signature Security Service
113885   Single Shipments
114886   Sorting or Segregating
115900   Stopoffs
1161040   Sturgis Bike Rally
117959   Transfer of Lading
118980   Unnamed Points or Terminal Area Places Within or Adjacent to Incorporated Municipalities or Unincorporated Communities, Application of Rules From and To
1191031   US-Canada Border Clearance Fee
120985   Vehicles Furnished But Not Used
121995   Weights - Dunnage
1221020B   Xtreme Assurance