Bill of Lading
$2.65 per change, minimum $20.40 per request
Change In Terms:
A change in the terms of the Bill of Lading authorizing a change regarding payment of freight charges (i.e. from prepaid to collect) will be subject to the above charge.
a) Bond Handling Charge:
$4.10 per cwt. Minimum $87.00
This charge applies when we are asked to move shipments to an inland sufferance
warehouse for clearance.
b) Bond Administration Charge:
$4.10 cwt. Minimum $87.00, Maximum $154.00
This charge covers the cost of preparing and/or handling bond papers.
c) Bond Remanifesting Charge:
$87.00 per shipment
The above charge applies when we are asked to remanifest a shipment from one
transportation mode to another, for example from ocean or air to road transportation.
d) Use of compound $154.00
When this service is provided directly by Van Kam Freightways Ltd.
Northbound: $25.05 per shipment (U.S. funds)
Southbound: $25.05 per shipment (U.S. funds)
Carry in delivery or Pickup:
$3.76 per cwt. Minimum $44.15
This charge will apply if inside pickup or delivery is requested from/to floors other
than ground floor and/or the pickup or delivery location is not immediately adjacent to the delivery vehicle.
This charge is applicable to all deliveries to job/construction sites, shopping malls,
private storage facilities and trade shows.
Cash Collect Pickup / Deliveries:
$6.40 per shipment
This charge is applicable when the shipper or consignee does not have credit
established with Van Kam Freightways Ltd.
and we are required to collect charges at time of pickup or delivery.
6% of C.O.D. value $32.45 Minimum charge
This fee is payable by the consignee. The C.O.D. fee applies when our driver is
asked to pick up cash or a certified cheque, payable to Van Kam Freightways, from
consignee before the freight may be delivered.
Copies of Documents:
$2.65 per document, minimum $20.40 per request
This fee is payable when requested by the customer. i.e: (bills of lading or proofs of delivery)
All rates are subject to a minimum density of 10 lbs per cubic foot
10 pcf = length (in) x width (in) x height (in) / 1728 x 10, if this is more than the actual
weight of the shipment then the cubed weight would apply to calculate the freight
charges. If the bill of lading states “do not stack” or it is impractical to load other
freight on top of the shipment, the height of 8 feet will apply.
Subject to a per shipment charge of $18.40
Delivery by Appointment:
Per shipment charge of $31.65
This charge applies when a shipment requires:
a) A specific appointed time of delivery or;
b) Delivery during a specified range of time that does not allow the delivery to
occur with regular operating procedures.
The bill of lading or any shipping document must have a notation requesting the
prearranged time of a delivery or specified range of time. Van Kam Freightways will
do the delivery on a liable best efforts basis and will not be for any consequential
damages, cost and/or fines as a result of shipment delay
Detention without Power:
Dry van $83.65 per day, per trailer
The above rate will be given a free period of 24 hours after the trailer has been dropped.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will not be used in the computation of free time,
but will be included in the assessment of charges.
Reefer trailer $164.85 per day, per trailer
When delivery cannot be effected through no fault of the carrier on the day of arrival,
detention charges will be assessed with no free time allowance.
Detention with Power:
Billed Weight in Pounds Free Time
Up to 2000 .25 hrs.
2001 – 9,999 .50 hrs.
10,000 to 19,999 1.00 hrs.
20,000 to 29,999 1.50 hrs.
30,000 and over 2.00 hrs.
$25.05 per ¼ hour or part thereof
The detention with power rate above applies when the driver is detained at the
pick up or delivery point for more than the allowable pickup or delivery time
as stated above.
Expedited Service: (Load & Go)
Truckload rate + 25%, Minimum 40,000 lbs. or Published Truckload
rate. All same day service will be rated at full truckload. The 25% premium will
be waived if advance notice (prior working day) is provided and
still allows for efficient dispatch
For pickup or delivery a charge of $31.90 per shipment plus $1.88 per mile in excess
of 40 miles will apply.
This charge applies in addition to the prescribed freight charges for deliveries
or pickups within the terminal service area.
Freight, which must, because of its size or shape be transported on flat-deck
equipment, and which weighs less than 4,000 lbs. When freight as
described above, is transported from all points named in this tariff
such freight will be charged for at the applicable tariff rate, subject
to a minimum weight of 4,000 lbs.
$2.87 per cwt., Minimum charge $44.00, Maximum charge $94.90
Charge applies if the shipper or the consignee does not have proper
shipping/receiving docks to ensure safe handling of the freight or the shipper or
consignee states that the use of a hydraulic tailgate is a requirement.
Extra man $63.30 per hour, Minimum charge $63.30
The above represents the cost of a driver’s helper only.
This charge would be applied if the driver required a helper to load
or unload the freight.
Limitations of Service:
We do not warrant delivery at any particular hour nor with other than reasonable dispatch
Linear Foot Rule:
1000 lbs. per linear foot for shipments occupying 10 feet or more of trailer.
When the freight occupies 10 feet of trailer space or more (or is packaged in such
a way that other freight cannot be stored on top or on either side of it), the
chargeable weight will be calculated at 1000 lbs. per linear foot of space used.
(i.e. 25 feet of trailer space used = 25,000 lbs.) See also, Cube (Density).
Any vehicle up to 10,000 lbs. capacity $88.35 per hour, Minimum charge $88.35.
Any vehicle over 10,000 lbs. capacity $100.95 per hour, Minimum charge $100.95.
The above represents the cost of a driver, tractor and trailer or straight truck.
It is applied to the total time spent performing the work required, including any
time spent on initial placement of equipment and return to domicile terminal
on completion. The above also applies when vehicle is furnished but not used.
Notification Prior to Delivery:
Per shipment charge of $6.40
This charge applies when the bill of lading or any shipping order is tendered
bearing any request that the carrier notify the consignee prior to
delivery by any means whatsoever. This charge also applies for
consignee requests. Any notifications resulting in a “Delivery by
Appointment” will be subject only to charges specified as per
“Delivery by Appointment”.
Off Hour Pickup / Delivery:
$158.00 per shipment
This charge applies in addition to the prescribed freight charges for pickups
/ deliveries that fall within the time period of 6:00 pm to 6:00 am,
for shipments under 24,000 lbs. This service requires arrangements
made 24 hours in advance. Any detention time will be charged in
addition as per “Detention with Power”. “Delivery by Appointment”
charge does not apply when this service is provided
Minimum packaging required as per NMFC 100 Series.
Inadequate packaging will be shipped at “Owners Risk”.
Current full tariff rates are to be used to calculate cost.
Freight charges must be paid in advance. We will not insure this freight.
Please note on all documents that freight will be “Shipped at Owners Risk”.
Pickup Cheque Charge:
$19.10 per cheque
This charge will apply when picking up an uncertified cheque made payable to
the shipper and the carrier is not liable in the event that the
cheque is N.S.F. (see also, C.O.D.).
$7.16 cwt., Minimum charge $71.10
Charge is applied when we pickup or deliver at a property that is a private
residence or on a rural route when the property operates as a business or not.
Protective Service (Heat):
a) The carrier will not be obligated to supply protective service beyond the supply
of van type equipment, unless specific arrangements are made in advance of the
shipment and request is endorsed on the bill of lading by the shipper.
b) When the bill of lading is not endorsed as per paragraph (a) the carrier will
not be responsible for damage or deterioration.
c) 15% of freight charges, Minimum charge $15.48
Heat charges are only applied when the customer requires that we “protect from
freezing”. For the purposes of this document, freezing occurs at 0 degrees
C (32 degrees F). Applicable October 1 through March 31 inclusive.
Protective Service (Reefer):
15% of freight charges, Minimum charge $15.48
When a specific temperature is requested, shipper must specify whether in
Celsius or Fahrenheit.
$45.40 per request
This charge is applied when, prior to the delivery, the consignee address on the
original shipper’s bill of lading is requested to be changed to another local address
and a new bill of lading may be required for the shipper in order to direct the
shipment properly. The party responsible for the change is responsible for the
charges, and should be made aware of the additional charges
before final delivery is made.
$4.31 per cwt., Minimum charge $45.40, Maximum charge $176.75
This charge is applied when we have attempted to deliver freight and one of
the following happens:
a) Consignee requests we deliver at another time.
b) No answer at consignee’s place of business.
c) Consignee or Shipper request we deliver to another address not originally
noted on bill of lading. The party responsible for the change or redelivery is
responsible for the charges and should be made aware of the additional charges
before final delivery is made.
At terminals where Saturday service is available charges will be assessed as
follows in addition to:
applicable freight charges:
$27.75 when delivered within 20 miles of the terminal
$41.30 when delivered between 21 and 41 miles of the terminal
$55.90 when delivered between 41 and 60 miles of the terminal
At terminals where Saturday service is unavailable please refer to
“Weekend or Holiday Charge”.
Sorting / Segregating or Crossdocking:
$1.80 per cwt., Minimum charge $22.15
This charge is applied when shipment(s) are tendered and are required to be segregated
according to marks, brands, sizes, flavours or other distinguishing characteristics.
Stop Off in Transit:
$113.45 per stop
This charge applies when our customer chooses to pay a truckload rate to the furthest
point and an additional charge for stops in the direct line of haul. The largest delivery will
be allowed 2 hours for delivery and all subsequent deliveries will be allowed
1 hour each.
$2.45 per cwt. per day, Minimum charge $19.12 per day, Maximum charge $88.30 per day
This charge applies when a customer asks us to store undelivered freight or freight
I.e. If we take delivery of a shipment on Tuesday, storage charges would apply beginning
on Thursday, if not already delivered.
a) Freight awaiting transportation will begin at 7:00 am the day after the freight is
received by the carrier.
b) Undelivered freight will be allowed 24 hours free time from the notice of arrival.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will not be used in the computation of free time
but will be included in the assessment of charges.
All rates are subject to applicable surcharges.
All rates are subject to applicable taxes.
Liability for damage and loss will be the lessor of the depreciated actual value, $2.00 per
pound or the declared value noted on the bill of lading with a maximum of $50,000.00 per
shipment. Declared value in excess of $2.00 per pound is subject to a valuation charge of
2%, Minimum charge $3.25. Van Kam Freightways and its’ partners will not be liable for any
costs and/or fines as a result of shipment delay..
Rates and charges are subject to change with any cost increases related to marine transport.
Weekend or Holiday Charge:
$88.35 per hour, Minimum charge $353.40
This charge applies in addition to the prescribed freight charge whenever we are asked to
perform P & D on a weekend or holiday and it is necessary to call a driver in to perform the