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Waiting time

If you are unable to accept delivery of your shipment within two hours of our vehicle’s arrival at the destination, you may request waiting time until delivery can be made. There is a charge for the vehicle and manpower for each hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time (excluding Sundays or state/national holidays). You also may choose to have your shipment unloaded at an agent’s warehouse. You will have storage, handling and delivery from warehouse expenses, so it may be less expensive to pay for waiting time if it is not for an excessive length of time.


Weight additive

When an article is comparatively light in weight yet takes up space in the van that is not commensurate with its weight—such as a camper shell, boat or canoe—this additional tariff applies. For example, a 1,500-lb. boat may occupy the equivalent space of 4,000 lbs. of furniture and cartons. The tariff compensates for this inequity.