A lift gate is a motorized platform affixed to the back of some trucks that raises and lowers cargo between the ground and the truck. If a loading dock is not available, more often than not a lift gate will be used to unload or load your products. However, if this is not the case, alternative methods including manual loading and unloading might be necessary.
When manual efforts enter the equation, accessorial fees will almost always apply. And guess who pays for it? You guessed it, the payer of the freight. This means that when you get the bill, you could be stuck paying for services that you had not originally been informed about or anticipated.
Because of this, always make sure you know how your customer is going to unload your freight⏤specifically whether or not a lift gate will be used or you could wind up eating the extra charges.
One way to ensure that you avoid these unexpected charges is to always audit your freight invoices. Find a reputable company to audit your shipments. Agent National has the resources necessary to audit your freight invoices and save you time and money.
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