This is because the delivery fee covers the cost of leaving a container in the shipper's warehouse and leaving. The shipper must unload the goods from the container. Once the unloading is complete, the carrier picks up the empty container again. The trucker charges a delivery fee for leaving an FCL container in the warehouse and picking it up once unloaded, instead of doing it directly.
The delivery fee is also called the additional fee. Additional transportation fees are any additional costs that a shipping company charges in addition to the standard pickup, delivery, and return charges. These rates can be fixed or variable and can be applied to any form of shipping. This fee is added when a carrier inspects or re-weighs a shipment and discovers a difference in the weight or cargo class indicated in the BOL.
The shipping industry is opting for more density-based rates and dimensioners allow carriers to check weight and dimensions much more easily with the help of new technology. Shipping companies introduced additional transportation fees because they are the only fair way to charge a customer for à la carte services. The carrier would charge it if you had to enter (through the front door or the loading dock) to pick up or deliver the cargo. Truck drivers may have to load or unload trailers, wrap pallets, or make additional stops, and those services aren't included in the shipping fee per mile.
Sometimes, warehouses require appointments to pick up or deliver and it's mandatory for drivers to do everything they can to arrive on time. Carriers charge a surcharge when these appointments are required. To optimize resources, part-load carriers combine shipments from several customers along a similar delivery route or in the same geographical area. If a driver has to deliver somewhere other than a dock, the carrier may charge additional fees to cover labor.
When quoting this type of service, be sure to inform your carrier in advance, as exhibiting companies usually have specific reception or delivery times. For this reason, carriers have become stricter when it comes to billing arrest rates when the driver exceeds the period of time off. These additional services have unique costs, and it would be too difficult to calculate the average of all the costs without overcharging customers who only require simple shipping services. Tell your supplier about all specific pick-up and delivery locations, loading and unloading situations, important pick-up and delivery times, and any other special requirements you may have.
Find out about the facilities needed for proper shipping and notify the carrier of the type of equipment needed in advance. Fuel surcharges save the carrier the burden of having to accurately forecast fuel prices in order to continue making a profit. The best way to avoid this charge is to have an external freight forwarder add this limited-access shipping service to the BOL beforehand. Therefore, if the container cannot be unloaded within this time frame (because the warehouse is congested or the cargo is not palletized), the most logical thing is for the truck driver and it costs him less to leave the container and pick it up later (usually within 48 hours).
This happens if the carrier is unable to make the full delivery on the date initially set for delivery and will attempt to make the delivery a second time.