Pick-up Attempt

A pick-up attempt happens when a carrier arrives at the pickup location and is unable to receive the freight for reasons beyond his or her control.

We also charge a pick-up attempt for direct local shipments if a carrier is en-route to a pick-up location or arrives at a pick-up location. This helps us to pay our verified carriers to cover last-minute cancellations so we can continue to provide top-notch reliability for direct shipments.

Some common reasons for missed pick-up include:

  • Pick-up location hours were listed incorrectly
  • The pick-up address was incorrect
  • Nobody was available to receive the carrier for pick-up, or the freight was not ready for pick-up within 30 minutes of the carrier's arrival
  • More freight is given than listed on BOL and the carrier is unable to fit or would be prevented from taking additional pickups as a result
  • A port is too congested for the carrier to make the pickup in a timely manner

Pick-up attempts typically result in a delay of at least one day. Learn more about other types of shipment delays.

We charge a standard fee per local pick-up attempt. Fees for integrated shipments vary by carrier. Click here for a full list of our accessorial charges and pricing.