What is Chassis Usage Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges

Who Charges the Chassis Usage Fee: Carrier

Charge At: Destination

Chassis Usage Fee Description: In the US only, truck trailers that carry ocean containers by road were, until recently, often owned by ocean carriers. Freight forwarders have needed to increase drayage costs to cover additional costs, as carriers withdraw from providing this service.

Chassis Usage Fee Tips: A standard pass-through charge and legally not negotiable.


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