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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
14689   Arbitrary Charge - Texas
15690   Arbitrary Charge - Washington
16676   Arbitrary Charge - Washington, DC
17345   Arrival Notice and Undelivered Freight
18568A   Articles That Should Not Be Loaded With Hazardous Materials
1975   Authority of Company Personnel
20360-70   Bills of Lading - Combined Shipments
21360   Bills of Lading - Corrected Bills of Lading
22360-10   Bills of Lading - Freight Bills and Statements of Charges
23998   Bills of Lading - FAK - Freight All Kinds
24360-60   Bills of Lading - Liabilities and Penalties
25360-50   Bills of Lading - Order Notify Shipments
26360-20   Bills of Lading, Straight - Contract Terms and Conditions
27370   Blind Shipment Charge
281032   Border Delay Charge
29671   California Compliance Surcharge
30106   Cancellation of Pricing Programs
31382   Cancellation of Tariff Items
32108   Carrier Liability For Cargo Loss and Damage Claims and Limitations of Liability
331002   Chassis - Obtaining of
34997   Classification of Articles
35641   Classification of Undescribed Commodities
36430   Collect on Delivery (COD) Shipments
37435   Collection of Freight Charges
38996   Constant Surveillance Service
39470   Control and Exclusive Use of Vehicle or Doubles Trailer
40107   Convenience Interlining
41480   Customs or In Bond Freight
42112   Definitions - Terms as used in this Tariff, or in Tariffs making reference to this Tariff
431010   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Bruno's Food
441009   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Delchamps, Inc.
451006   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Fleming
461016   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Gordon Food Service
471007   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Gourmet Award Foods
481008   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of H E Butt Grocery
491013   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of H T Hackney Co.
501014   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
511011   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Piggly Wiggly
521015   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of Publix Supermarket
531017   Delivery Surcharge for the Account of UNFI Distribution
541001   Density - Method of Determining
55501   Detention - Vehicles without Power Units - Spotting or Dropping Trailers
56500   Detention of Vehicle with Power
571001A   Determining Averaged Density Classification When Multiple Density Driven Classification Items are in a Shipment
58121   Drayage Service
59125   Drayage Service - Laredo, TX / Nuevo Laredo, MX Border Crossing
601035   Exhibition Sites/Trade Shows Pickup or Delivery
61550-10   Export, Coastwise or Intercoastal Shipments
62560   Extra Labor - Loading or Unloading
631036   EOM (End of Month Program) Application of Allowance, Commissions, Incentive Rebates and Volume Incentives
641046   Flatbed Loads
65691   Florida Keys Delivery Charge
661045   Force Majeure
671033   Foreign Tariffs
68576   Fork Lift Service
691005   Fuel Surcharge
70171   FAK and Bump Rule
71100   Governing Publications
72887   Handling Service (Cross Dock)
73568   Hazardous Materials Handling Charge
74687   High Cost Delivery - Friday Harbor, WA zip 98250
75686   High Cost Delivery/Ferry Charge
76685   High Cost Delivery/Ferry Charge - zip codes 27960, 70538, 33109 and 33139
77688   High Cost Shipments To/From Remote Northern Locations in Canada
78570   Impracticable Operations
79566   Inside Pick-up or Delivery (Handling Freight at Positions Not Immediately Adjacent to Vehicle)
80575   Lift Gate Service / Hand Unload
811000   Limited Access Locations
82999   Loading by Consignor - Unloading by Consignee
83579   Lumper Processing Fee
84580   Marking or Tagging Freight
85390   Minimum Charge (notes A and B) and Capacity Loads (notes C and D)
86650   Minimum Charge - Discounts
87610   Minimum Charge - NMFC Item 190210
88610-2   Minimum Charge - NMFC ITEM 100200 AND 100262
89111   Minimum Charge for Cubic Capacity and Density Eligible Shipments
90640   Mixed Shipments
91647-1   Notification Prior to Delivery
921041   NMFC Exception
931005A   Ocean Fuel Surcharge
94910   On Hand and Storage
951042   Operating Authority/NMFC Exception
96670-25   Over Dimension Freight
971030   Overcharge Claims - Filing Procedures
98648   Overweight Volume Loads or Shipments of Unauthorized Explosives
99161   Pallet Rates - Application
100920   Pallet Weight
101710-10   Pallets or Containers - Return of
102710   Pallets or Containers Shipments Transported in or on Shipping Containers
103720   Payment of Charges
1041003   Pickup & Loading and Delivery & Unloading at Ports in Louisiana and Texas
105753   Pickup or Delivery at Private Residences
106750   Pickup or Delivery Service
107754   Pickup or Delivery Service - Non Business Hours, Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays
108105   Precedence of Rates
109840   Proof of Delivery
110810   Protect From Freezing Service
1111034   Puerto Rico Charges to Port of San Juan
1121037   Puerto Rico Island Delivery rates and fuel surcharge
113495   Quotation of Estimated Charges
114820   Reconsignment or Diversion
115830   Redelivery
116845   Reference to Tariffs
117110   Released Value Commodities
118850   Reweigh / Reclassify Surcharge
1191020   Saia Guaranteed
1201020A   Saia Xtreme Guarantee
121880   Sealing of Trucks (Seals or Locks Applied to Vehicle)
122883   Shipments Tendered as a Truckload
1231039   Shipper Load or Consignee Unload
124996-A   Signature Security Service
125885   Single Shipments
126886   Sorting or Segregating
127900   Stopoffs
1281040   Sturgis Bike Rally
129959   Transfer of Lading
130980   Unnamed Points or Terminal Area Places Within or Adjacent to Incorporated Municipalities or Unincorporated Communities, Application of Rules From and To
1311031   US-Canada Border Clearance Fee
132985   Vehicles Furnished But Not Used
133995   Weights - Dunnage
1341020B   Xtreme Assurance