Are there accessorials & fees for certain shipments?

An accessorial charge is a fee applied for any service performed beyond normal dock-to-dock pick-up and delivery expectations. If you need special freight handling, select the proper accessorials for both pick-up and delivery when booking, and additional fees may be applied.

Additional charges may also occur if additional labor and time is needed to deliver the shipment and will be sent as rebills.

These fees include but are not limited to the below, and all listed pricing reflects direct shipment fees unless otherwise noted:

Standard Accessorials

Liftgate Free for direct shipments

Trade show $30 flat fee and first 20 minutes free, then $7 per 10 mins

CFS $30 flat fee and first 20 minutes free, then $7 per 10 mins

Inside Service Not available for direct shipments. Fee varies for integrated shipments depending on the LTL partner carrier.

Residential Service Free for direct shipments. Please note that Mothership does not accommodate residential pick-ups.

Hazmat Free for direct shipments

Alcohol Free for direct shipments

Limited Access Free for direct shipments

Drayage Accessorials

Chassis $29 per day 

Split Chassis $159 flat fee

Pre-Pull $109 flat fee

Stop Off $129/stop

Drop/Bobtail Fee Varies by location

Overweight Fee $20 flat fee plus any pallet over 900 lbs is billed as an additional pallet pro-rated $10 for each 450 lbs

Tri-Axle Fee 2 days included, $159 after 2 days

Container Storage $49/day

Other Fees

Pickup/Delivery Address Change $49 flat fee if the carrier is near the pickup location or en route to delivery

Tolls $20 for Northern California and $48 for New York/New Jersey

Wait time (Dedicated) 45 minutes free, then $7 per 10 minutes

Wait time (Full Truckload) 2 hours free, then $59 per hour

Wait time (Local) 20 minutes free, then $7 per 10 minutes

Driver Assistance $10 per 10 minutes, no inside delivery, hand load / unload

Delivery Labor $30 for 20 minutes of removing a shipment from the truck

Pickup Attempt $49 per attempt

Delivery Attempt $49 per attempt

Pallet Storage/Overnight storage: $30 and up for 24 hours direct shipments, varies for integrated.

Valley Zone Fee $10 flat fee for any shipment going in or out of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles

Additional Pallets $20/per pallet

Return to Sender equal to the quoted base shipment of delivery.

Cancellation Fee $49 minimum to cancel direct shipments. Fees for integrated LTL shipments vary by carrier and start at $199

Integrated Accessorial Charges

For many of the above accessorials, you may be charged differently based on which carrier is handling your freight. Get an instant quote to see how much you'll be charged when you add accessorials to your shipment.