Rule 2.50: Overweight Equipment Surcharge


Publication Date: 3/16/2001

Effective Date: 04/15/2001

Through Date:

Expiration Date:

Amendment Code: I

Special Use Number:

Request #: Revision: Original


All cargo and equipment is subject to being weighed.  In the event a Shipper Loaded shipment (cargo and equipment) exceeds the lower of (a) Maximum Payload plus Tare weight of Equipment as set forth in the equipment CSC plate, or (b) 70,000 pounds, the Shipper (or Consignee for freight collect shipments) shall be contacted and shall select the following options:


1.    The entire shipment is returned to Shipper (or its designated facility) to be reworked at its cost, subject to

drayage charges, if permissible.  


2.    Carrier will transfer the overweight portion of the shipment onto other exclusive- use equipment, and will charge

the following for such portion:  


    a.     A Carrier Handling Charge of $250 per 20’ or 40’,  

    b.     An Ocean Freight Charge of $250 per 2000 lbs. or any portion thereof, and  

    c.     All applicable Shipper loaded assessorial charges for the equipment into which loaded (Handling, Landing,

Bunker Surcharge, etc.).  


3.    Where Carrier or its affiliated companies offer less-than-containerload service for such cargo, Carrier will

unload the overweight portion of the shipment, and it shall move in non-exclusive equipment pursuant to Carrier’s or

affiliated companies’ published tariffs (or applicable service contract) for less-than-containerload cargo, plus a

Carrier Handling charge of $250.


For Carrier Loaded cargo, Carrier shall not load more than set forth above.  If Shipper delivers cargo which exceeds such weight limit, Carrier shall load up to the limit allowed, and any excess cargo shall be handled as set forth above, subject to a maximum charge equal to the Carrier Loaded FCL rate for the equipment into which loaded.