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Transportation Terms & Conditions

Truckload Shipments

LTL Shipments

Midwestern Transit Services, Inc. is licensed as a property broker by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under docket number MC-186420 and is acting solely as an intermediary (broker, agreeing to arrange transportation for customers in order to secure competitive rates and service.

Payment for services provided by Midwestern Transit Service, Inc is due within 30 dates of the invoice without deduction or setoff.

Shipper’s insertion of Midwestern Transit Service, Inc’s name on the bill of lading shall be for shipper convenience only and shall not change Midwestern Transit Service, Inc’s status as a property broker.

Rate quotes are valid as determined by a specific quotation, not to exceed 7 days. Please verify rate when tendering freight under a quotation that is more than 7 days old.

Cargo Claims – Customer is required to file any claim for cargo loss, damage, mis-delivery or non-delivery directly with the subject Carrier within nine (9) months of the date the goods should have been delivered. Cargo claims and processing will be managed under federal guidelines. Midwestern Transit Service, Inc will attempt to assist in resolution of a cargo claim, but has no responsibility or liability therefore.

Truckload Shipments – Terms and Conditions:

  • Charges for extra pickups or deliveries will be $85.00 for all stops.
  • Standard TL rates do not include charges for driver assist with loading or unloading of trailer. Charges will be negotiated for in addition to the standard TL rates should driver assist be necessary.
  • There will be 2 free hours allowed for loading and 2 free hours allowed for unloading of trailer. Detention charges of $85 per hour apply after the 2 free hours. Minimum charge of 1 hour will apply and then billed in 1/4 hr increments.
  • There will be a minimum charge of $350 plus any applicable detention charges for a truck ordered not used.
  • There will be a minimum charge of $350 up to $600 per day for layover of truck.
  • There will be a charge of $250 plus all additional miles for re-consignment or redelivery. Repositioning of equipment will be applied on the miles according to the $/mile rate for given destination.
  • Refused loads will be assessed the re-consignment charge, plus the mileage charge associated with the destination.
  • Maximum cargo coverage is $100,000 unless other arrangements are made prior to acceptance of load.
  • A Fuel Surcharge will be applicable on shipments that occur when the National Average

Price of Diesel Fuel is above $1.15 per gallon.  The Fuel Surcharge is based on the

National Average DOE Retail On-Highway Diesel Price and is updated every Tuesday.

Please verify the current fuel surcharge when tendering a shipment.

 

 

Surcharge                                                     Surcharge                                                    Surcharge           Surcharge

DOE Nat. Avg            per mile                    DOE Nat. Avg            per mile                   DOE Nat. Avg            per mile                         DOE Nat. Avg per mile

2.25 to          $2.29               $0.25                    2.95 to      $2.99               $0.39                   3.65 to      $3.69              $0.53                        4.35 to                       $4.39               $0.67

2.30 to          $2.34               $0.26                    3.00 to      $3.04               $0.40                   3.70 to      $3.74              $0.54                        4.40 to                       $4.44               $0.68

2.35 to          $2.39               $0.27                    3.05 to      $3.09               $0.41                   3.75 to      $3.79              $0.55                        4.45 to                       $4.49               $0.69

2.40 to          $2.44               $0.28                    3.10 to      $3.14               $0.42                   3.80 to      $3.84              $0.56                        4.50 to                       $4.54               $0.70

2.45 to          $2.49               $0.29                    3.15 to      $3.19               $0.43                   3.85 to      $3.89              $0.57                        4.55 to                       $4.59               $0.71

2.50 to          $2.54               $0.30                    3.20 to      $3.24               $0.44                   3.90 to      $3.94              $0.58                        4.60 to                       $4.64               $0.72

2.55 to          $2.59               $0.31                    3.25 to      $3.29               $0.45                   3.95 to      $3.99              $0.59                        4.65 to                       $4.69               $0.73

2.60 to          $2.64               $0.32                    3.30 to      $3.34               $0.46                   4.00 to      $4.04              $0.60                        4.70 to                       $4.74               $0.74

2.65 to          $2.69               $0.33                    3.35 to      $3.39               $0.47                   4.05 to      $4.09              $0.61                        4.75 to                       $4.79               $0.75

2.70 to          $2.74               $0.34                    3.40 to      $3.44               $0.48                   4.10 to      $4.14              $0.62                        4.80 to                       $4.84               $0.76

2.75 to          $2.79               $0.35                    3.45 to      $3.49               $0.49                   4.15 to      $4.19              $0.63                        4.85 to                       $4.89               $0.77

2.80 to          $2.84               $0.36                    3.50 to      $3.54               $0.50                   4.20 to      $4.24              $0.64                        4.90 to                       $4.94               $0.78

2.85 to          $2.89               $0.37                    3.55 to      $3.59               $0.51                   4.25 to      $4.29              $0.65                        4.95 to                       $4.99               $0.79

2.90 to          $2.94               $0.38                    3.60 to      $3.64               $0.52                   4.30 to      $4.34              $0.66                        5.00 to                       $5.04               $0.80

 

 

LTL Shipments – Terms and Conditions:

  • All rates and liability are based on information provided by the shipper at the time of pickup by the LTL carrier. Any rate or liability adjustments resulting from discrepancies (including, but not limited to NMFC Classification, weight, dimensions, etc.) will be the responsibility of the customer.
  • Customer must use the Bill of Lading provided by Midwestern Transit Service, Inc. Failure to use or unauthorized alteration of the provided Bill of Lading may result in additional fees charged by the carrier.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure and provide all applicable documentation (including, but not limited to, Hazardous Declarations, NAFTA declarations, US Customs and Census Bureau declarations, etc) at the time of pickup.
  • Customer is responsible for obtaining from each carrier a copy of the applicable tariffs, which shall govern the relationship between the customer and the carrier.
  • All transit times are estimates and do not include the date of pickup. LTL pickup dates are not guaranteed unless quoted as a guaranteed rate.

 

Any further questions can be addressed to sales@midwesterntransit.com or by writing to  Midwestern Transit Service, Inc., 4367 E Seurat Rd, Ashley, IL  62808.