In the event the Forwarder's equipment is unduly detained by the Shipper or Consignee while loading, unloading, checking freight, or preparing paperwork for the receipt or movement of freight, charges of $75.00 per hour, billed in quarter hours (subject to a minimum total charge of $18.75), will be assessed for any time beyond the normal free time expected for such work, as follows:

  • When the aggregate pickup or delivery is less than 5000 pounds the free time allowance is 30 minutes.
  • When the aggregate is from 5001 pounds to 10000 pounds the free time is 60 minutes.
  • When the aggregate is from 10001 pounds to 20000 pounds the free time is 90 minutes.
  • When the aggregate is from 20001 pounds to 30000 pounds the free time is 120 minutes.
  • When the aggregate is 30001 pounds and greater the free time is 180 minutes.
  • In the event of an inside delivery, store door delivery or tailgate delivery the free time allowance will be the amount stated times two.
  • Computations of time are to be made based on regular business hours, unless loading and unloading is permitted to continue beyond regular business hours until completion. The amounts due the Forwarder under the provisions of this rule shall be assessed against the party responsible for the applicable freight charges. Charges for driver loading and unloading, sorting and segregating of freight by Forwarder at Shipper's or Consignee's dock are separate from, and in addition to these charges, if any.