FXF 100 Rules Tariff

Volume Services

US Section 1
US/Canada Section 2A
Intra Canada Section 2B
US/Mexico Section 3

Effective Date March 31, 2014


Item 759

Rule

Volume Services

CONT, TLA, TLS, TLX, CMUP, EXCL

FedEx Freight Volume Services may be available, subject to equipment availability, for Carrier's direct service points in the contiguous United States upon Customer request subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. The following types of service options are available under FedEx Freight Volume Services. Shipments moving under Volume Services options must weigh a minimum of 4000 lbs or occupy 10 linear feet of trailer space.
    1. TLX. When this service option is requested, the shipment will not be subject to any service standards, but shall move as backhaul space is available on FedEx Freight equipment.
    2. TLA. When this service option is requested, the service standard will be twice (2 times) the stated FedEx Freight® Economy transit times for standard FedEx Freight service. The applicable FedEx Freight® Economy transit standards between any two zip codes can be found on fedex.com or by contacting Customer Service at 1.866.393.4585.
    3. TLS. When this service option is requested, the service standard shall be the stated FedEx Freight® Economy transit times for standard FedEx Freight service.
    4. EXCL.  Exclusive Use of Pup/Set or Vehicle
      1. When Consignor/Consignee requests a pup/set or vehicle to be devoted exclusively to a shipment, or when the bill of lading or shipping instructions prohibit the breaking of locks or seals or the co-loading of additional freight, the following provisions will apply:
        1. Request for such service shall be indicated by placing EXCL or Exclusive Use on the bill of lading.
        2. Locks or seals applied to a pup/set or vehicle will not be broken. In the event a lock or seal has been removed, the Carrier will re-lock or re-seal the pup/set or vehicle and notate the reason for removal. No freight will be added to the pup/set except at the instruction of the Consignor/Consignee.
        3. When the request for EXCLUSIVE USE is made after the shipment has been received by Carrier, Carrier will make a good faith effort to intercept the shipment and convert it to an EXCLUSIVE USE shipment. Such request must be in writing and will be made part of the bill of lading contract. The requesting party must guarantee charges. EXCLUSIVE USE charges will apply from the point of origin to ultimate destination.
        4. EXCLUSIVE USE shipments will not be permitted on Stop-offs, split pickups, split deliveries, or when Section 7 of the bill of lading has been signed.
        5. The provisions of this item may not be used to reduce rates, minimum weights or total charges below the otherwise applicable charges on the shipment.
  2. In order to request the FedEx Freight Volume Services, the Customer must contact the FedEx Volume Services group at 1.888.465.5646 and provide details of the shipment which may include the origin, destination, commodities, equipment type required, and pickup and delivery requirements. If the shipment is accepted by FedEx Freight Volume Services, the Volume Services quote shall have a specific quote number, setting forth the charges, terms and conditions of the transportation services for either a single shipment or multiple shipments within an effective date range. The terms and conditions of the quote, including the agreed upon charges and cargo limitation of liability, shall control and will supersede all other pricing programs, common or contractual.
  3. For the Volume Service Quote to apply, the specific quote number mentioned in paragraph 2 above, must be shown in a prominent position on the original bill of lading. If quote number is missing from the original bill of lading, the Volume Services Quote is invalid. Neither Corrected Bills of Lading nor Letters of Authority to add the specific quote number for the original quoted price will be accepted by Carrier. However, for an additional 50% up-charge to the original quoted rate, subject to a minimum up-charge of $217.15 per shipment, the Volume Services Quote number will be honored.
  4. The type of services (TLX, TLA, TLS or EXCL) and charges for the FedEx Freight Volume Services shall be contained in the quote to be provided to the Customer by FedEx Volume Services prior to transportation. Such rates and charges will not be subject to any discounts, nor will any discounts contained elsewhere in this Tariff or in any contract with FedEx Freight apply to the Volume Services program.
  5. The following types of services are not available from FedEx Freight under the FedEx Volume Services:
    1. Government bills of lading;
    2. Stopoffs;
    3. Pickup or delivery at Exhibition Sites, Tradeshows or Convention Centers;
    4. Residential pickup or delivery;
    5. Protect from Freezing;
    6. COD;
    7. Liftgate service.
  6. Shipments accepted under FedEx Freight Volume Services shall be limited to the actual value of the goods, lost or damaged and subject to a released value as set forth:
    1. TLX: For new product shall be $2.00 per pound per package, the lowest released value provided in the current National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC), or $10,000 per incident, whichever is less.
    2. TLA: For new product shall be $25.00 per pound per package, the lowest released value provided in the current National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC); or $75,000 per incident, whichever is less.
    3. TLS and EXCL: For new product shall be $25.00 per pound per package, the lowest released value provided in the current National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC); or $100,000 per incident, whichever is less.
    4. TLX, TLA, TLS and EXCL: $0.10 per pound per package on any used, recycled or “for scrap” items, or for household goods.
  7. TLX, TLA and TLS services will apply only on shipments that can be lawfully loaded into a single trailer or a set of two trailers (each trailer not exceeding 28’ in length). Any portion of the shipment exceeding the space parameters referenced on the quote will be subject to excess charges and calculated at 150% of the truckload quote rate per foot or per lb whichever one is greater. Shipments accepted under the program are not guaranteed exclusive use of the trailer.
  8. If FedEx Freight is requested or required to provide load and count and/or unload and count services, such services will be subject to the additional Load/Unload charges. These charges will also apply in the event that FedEx Freight provides the following additional services:
    1. Customer is responsible for any fines received and/or Loading/Unloading charges for labor used in reloading to correct axle or gross weight violations.
  9. Re-Delivery - When a shipment is tendered for delivery, and through no fault of Carrier such delivery cannot be accomplished, the following charge for each additional tender of delivery to the original destination points will apply.
    1. $108.58 per shipment when delivery location is within 15 miles of the delivering service center and an additional $6.22 per mile for all miles that exceed the 15 mile radius.
    2. Re-Delivery charges will not apply on shipments picked up at original destination service center.
    3. Any shipment transferred to a public warehouse shall be considered a re-delivery subject to the provisions of this section. All charges accruing under this section must be paid or guaranteed to the satisfaction of FedEx Freight before the shipment will be re-delivered.
  10. Storage - will be subject to Item 910
  11. Reconsignment, Diversion, Relinquishment - Any request for reconsignment, diversion or relinquishment must be made or confirmed in writing with FedEx Freight and must be made subject to verification by FedEx Freight, by a party that has authority to request the reconsignment, diversion, or relinquishment.
    1. When a shipment is at the origin center and is requested to be re-billed as a FedEx Freight® Priority or FedEx Freight® Economy shipment, FedEx Freight Volume Services Quote will be made null and void, and the Customer’s applicable pricing program will apply. The pickup date will be consistent with the date of re-billing.
    2. When requested, charges will be re-quoted from the original Shipper to the service center of Reconsignment/Diversion/Relinquishment.
    3. When a shipment is at the origin center and is returned to the shipper or delivered to another carrier, a charge of $232.35 will apply when the location is within 50 miles of the origin center. Shipment will be subject to an additional $6.22 per mile for the pickup miles and $6.22 per mile for the delivery miles for all miles that exceed the 50 mile radius.
    4. When a shipment is at the origin center and relinquished to another carrier or to the shipper at the origin dock, a relinquishment charge of $116.18 per shipment will apply plus an additional $196.53 per hour or fraction thereof, subject to a minimum charge of $196.53 per loading and/or unloading, per incident.
    5. If at any point the shipment is relinquished and cross docked, loading/unloading charges of $196.53 per hour, or fraction thereof, will apply, subject to a minimum charge of $196.53 per loading/unloading, per incident.
    6. When the destination point is changed and Carrier services both original and new destination points by different services centers, the Reconsigned or Diverted shipment, when requested, will be re-quoted by Volume Services from the current service center location to the new Consignee.
    7. When the destination point is changed and Carrier services both original and destination points by the same service center.
      1. Prior to tender for delivery, a reconsignment charge of $108.58 per shipment will apply.
      2. After tender for delivery, a reconsignment charge of $399.56 per shipment will apply when delivery location is within 15 miles of the delivering service center. Shipment will be subject to an additional $6.22 per mile for all miles that exceed the 15 mile radius.
    8. Carrier will make a diligent effort to execute a request for Reconsignment, but will not be responsible if such service is not executed.
  12. Loading/Unloading - Pricing and terms of services related to FedEx Freight Volume Services assume that loading and unloading will be performed by Consignor or Consignee respectively. Should Carrier be required to perform loading or unloading services at origin or destination, an additional charge of $196.53 per hour or fraction thereof, subject to a minimum charge of $196.53, for loading and/or unloading will apply, per incident.
  13. Detention - Will be subject to Item 500.
  14. Service provided during Non-Business Time - Will be subject to Item 753.
  15. These terms and conditions may not be modified, changed or amended except by express written consent of the legal department of FedEx Freight.
  16. Carrier reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel Volume Services at its sole discretion at any time without prior notice. Any notices by Carrier of any amendment, suspension or cancellation shall be provided via Carrier’s applicable company website, which shall be the controlling version of the program’s terms and conditions.
  17. Accessorial charges or services requested by the Shipper, Consignee, or Third Party are not included in the Volume Services quoted price, unless noted in the comments section of the quote. Shipments will be subject to the additional charges by FedEx for such requested services. For accessorial charges, refer to the FXF 100 Series Rules Tariff, which is available at www.fedex.com.