What is the Pickup Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges


Who Charges the Pickup Fee: Forwarder/Forwarding Agent

Charge At: Origin

Pickup Fee Description: This fee covers haulage from the exporter’s premises to the port/warehouse. It can be struck as a set rate, or also include a fuel surcharge. The two variable factors that determine how high this fee is the fee is distance and either freight class (for most US truck carriers) or chargeable weight.

AKA Transport Arbitrary at Origin, or Inland Haulage.

Pickup Fee Tips: Refer Delivery for a similar fee at Destination.

Check out our guide to all common freight charges, surcharges, and fees.