Ups Drop Trailer Agreement

If you use less than truckload shipping (LTL), you`ll probably come across many terms that just don`t make much sense. It is very important that you know and understand what is written about your shipping contract or bill of lading. You probably went through the term “Drop Trailer” at some point. What is a drop-trailer, and why do some LTL companies use it?? Let`s see. Under the Electronic Registration Warrant (ELD), air carriers must keep drivers and equipment in motion as efficiently as possible. Companies that want to position themselves as “shippers of choice” are therefore looking for ways to reduce loading and unloading times. For some, fall trailers are an effective option. Doubles – configuration of the vehicle in which a tractor pulls two trailers connected by a Dolly or a Jifflox. Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) – freight, usually less than 10,000 pounds, loaded by several loaders onto a trailer. F.O.B Origin – F.O.B. Origin means that the title and risk are transferred to the buyer at the time of delivery from the seller to the carrier. The parties may agree to pass the title and risk at another time or to allocate the transportation costs by written agreement.

Dry Van – Standard LKWload Pendant 48 ft. or 52 ft. long. Neither heated nor refrigerated. For more information, check out our LTL Trailer and Trailer Equipment Guide. Carrier Contract – The written agreement with a particular carrier, which determines prices and discounts according to the mode of shipment and the level of service applicable for the duration of the agreement. Most agreements are valid for 1, 2 or 3 years. To simplify, a fall trailer is a truck trailer that is left in the same place for a while. He is “dropped” for further pickup.

So why would a shipping company do that? Tractor – A tractor is the aggregate that pulls the trailer. There are two types of tractors: axles with a axle and double. Axle tractors are normally used for pickup and delivery, while dual axle tractors are normally used for regular transportation. If you decide to go with an LTL carrier that drops a trailer, it should be obvious that a depot trailer is bad for a company that sells perishable items. When you ship perishable items and your carrier mentions a case trailer, you switch to another carrier. No one wants products that have been lying around in a hot trailer for a week! Pallet Deck – a metal support that stacks two pallets of cargo in a trailer. Pallet bridges are generally used in regular movements. Most of the time, this is because the place that the trailer is dropped to a large shipping volume. A drop trailer usually fills up in a week or maybe even a day. Typical places where a fall trailer could remain are warehouses, factories or even places specializing in GIC or consumer products. Wherever a large amount of cargo will be left, is a great place for a trailer to drop off. The intention is not to launch a LTL panic.

Many carriers do not have the resources or time to manage drop-off trailers. If you are aware of what carriers are doing and those who do not, you can avoid unnecessary delays in your shipments and make sure your perishable property is intact! Dock – A platform, usually the same height as the floor of the trailer, where trucks are loaded and unloaded. Exclusive use – the sender pays a premium rate for the exclusive use of the trailer. The trailer is sealed when loading and the seal number is shown on the manifest. The seal number is checked before the trailer is unloaded at its destination. If a shipper requests an exclusive trailer, no other cargo should be added to the aircraft, even if the location allows it.