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F.A.Q.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is a maximum gross allowable cargo weight for over-the-road hauls?

U.S. POUNDS KILOS
20′ DRY on “slider chassis” 39,200  17,780
20′ DRY on “TRI AXLE slider chassis” 44,000  19,960
20′ REEFER on “slider” chassis 34,900 15,830
20′ REEFER on “TRI AXLE slider chassis” 39,700 18,010
40′ DRY (H = 8ft 6in) on standard GN chassis  44,000 19,960
40′ High Cube (H = 9ft 6in) on standard GN chassis 43,700 19,820
40′ REEFER (H = 8ft 6in) on standard GN chassis 39,800 18,050
40′ High Cube REEFER (H=9ft 6in) on standard GN Chassis 39,300 17,830

NOTE: Maximum Gross Allowable Cargo Weight includes product plus all packaging pallets and any blocking, bracing, and dunnage materials.

The above Maximum Gross Allowable Cargo Weights are intended only as a general guideline to promote safe and lawful transport practices regarding the maximum weight of cargo that can be loaded into international containers for transport over U.S. roads. The actual allowable cargo weight for any specific shipment may vary depending on the actual weight and configuration of the equipment being used for transport, and/or other limits imposed by federal, state or local authorities. Use of this table in no way constitutes a warranty as to the safe loading or carriage of a particular container or combination of equipment and nothing herein is intended to warrant that a particular movement meets legal requirements or is otherwise safe for road transport. Use of this guideline does not in any way eliminate the obligation of the shipper, consignee, motor carrier, or other user to ensure that a particular load meets local, state or federal road weight limits and is otherwise safe and roadworthy for transport within the U.S.

Q: When is a load overweight?

Overweight – when al load exceeds the maximum allowed weight by the US to be on the road.

Q: Are customers required to confirm that we have received faxes or emails for shipments?

Yes. All faxes MUST be confirmed by phone.

Emails MUST be confirmed by acknowledgment response on email regarding shipment.

Q: Can we store loaded containers at our facility?

Yes. We can store loaded containers for a base fee of $25 per day, per container plus the steamship per diem charges. Please call for more information regarding container storage.

Q: Is there any extra fee for refrigerated container storage?

Yes. It is $50 per day and the fueling company must be notified by customer to monitor and refuel refrigerated containers. Please call for more information regarding refrigerated container storage.

Q: Can we store hazardous loads?

Yes. The surcharge is $75 per day. Please call for more information regarding hazardous container storage.

Q: What are hazardous materials?

A hazardous material is defined as any substance or material that could adversely affect the safety of the public, handlers or carriers during transportation.

All DOT hazardous materials are listed in the DOT’s Hazardous Material Table.