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BRUIN EXPRESS INTERMODAL CUSTOMER RULES

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1. DROP AND PULL

Drop and pull service is available to the points designated by Italics and orange color on the tariff. Should this service be requested to the destination points other than those designated, the charge will be for two round trips to that point.

2. MULTIPLE STOPS

The multiple stop base rates will be the higher of either / all the rates to the most distant point from the point of origin. In addition, there will be a charge of $80.00 per stop excluding the stop of furthest distance.

Free time allowed will be one hour at each stop. Multiple stop orders which cannot be loaded or unloaded with in a single day will, possibly, be subject to extra round trip charge. If on a multiple stop delivery or pick-up where the points are in opposite directions, the tariff rates for each location will apply.

3. POWER DETENTION

A. Stay with                             FREE TIME – Two (2) Hours
B. Drop and Pull                     FREE TIME – Half (1/2) Hour
Time in excess of free time will be charged $15 per quarter (1/4) hour.
This item does not apply to driver assists in loading and unloading.

4. LOAD/UNLOAD – DRIVER COUNT RATE

The tariff rates do not include load/unload or driver count. Should we be requested to perform these services, the rate will be $100 per hour billed in ¼ hour increments.

5. EXTRA HELP (LUMPERS)

When requested to provide extra help to assist with loading or unloading, the charges will be $40.00 per hour with a minimum of two hours ($80.00)

6. EQUIPMENT READY FOR PICK UP

Notification from the shipper / consignee must be received no later than 2:30 P.M. on the day the equipment is ready for pick up. When the call is after 2:30 P.M., we will not be held responsible for any detention due to the equipment being returned the following day.

7. FLIP CHARGE

If carrier is requested by the shipper to have a container flipped from one chassis to another or from the ground onto an available chassis, there will be an additional charge of $75.00. One half hour free time is included in the charge. If there is additional waiting time there will be an additional of $20.00 per quarter hour (1/4).

8. CARRIER SUPPLIED CHASSIS

If a container is not mounted on a chassis and the carrier is requested to supply one, there will be an additional charge of $80 + FSC to pick up the chassis plus the cost of the chassis rental.  Chassis rental costs are $15 - $30 per day.  If a chassis is to be returned to a place other than the container termination point, there will be an additional “split termination” charge of $80 + FSC

9. YARD PULLS & STORAGE

 We will yard pull or “pre-pull” and store loads only on the advise of your fax or email.  No verbals will be accepted.  Once the email or fax, which must include your authorization and/or file number, has been sent, we will proceed to accommodating you and that fax or email will be our approval to bill this accessorial.  You will not receive a faxed accessorial for approval after the fact.

The charges are as follows:

Mon-Sun:  $80 flat rate

Your loads will be stored in a secure yard at $25/ calendar day per container or trailer.

10. RAILROAD / HARBOR STORAGE

If rail / harbor storage or demurrage occurs, the customer or IMC will have the responsibility to clear the charges.  We will NOT be responsible for clearing those charges.  In the event where an advanced payment is needed, by us, for per diem, storage or demurrage, etc. there will be an additional charge of 10% billed with a $ 9.75 minimum.

11.  EQUIPMENT TERMINATION

When requested to terminate a container at the Los Angeles/Long Beach pier that originated from a rail ramp, an additional charge of $95.00 will be charged to the city tariff rate. Containers terminated at an “off-site” container yards originating from a rail ramp will have no charge.

12. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

There will be a $75.00 charge to handle hazardous materials loads. This charge will be in addition to all other applicable charges.

13. TRAILER CLEAN – OUT

When the consignee does not clean the trailer or container when empty to sufficiently meet the railroad or steamship requirements, the driver will do so at a charge of $80.00. If further cleaning is necessary, i.e., washing, steam cleaning, these charges will be billed in addition to the $80.00 charge.

14. WEIGHING EQUIPMENT

When a shipper or a consignee requests a trailer or container to be weighed at a public scale, the charge will be $50.00. Should we be requested to weigh light and heavy the charge will be double ($100.00)

15. OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES

Carrier will not be responsible for any overweight trailers or containers. The customer will be charged the amount of any fines plus 10% for handling. Should the carrier be required to attend court on behalf of the customer, the charge will be an additional $150.00

16. CALIFORNIA TRIP PERMITS

The State of California requires all vehicles not licensed in the State of California to obtain a trip permit to operate on California’s Highways. Reference California Vehicle code Section 4004. The permits are valid for (4) four days. Charge: $6.00 per permit.

17. C.O.D. CHARGES

The charges for collecting and remitting C.O.D. shipments will be as follows:
 $0.00 to $1,000.00 = $10.00 (minimum).
 Should the amount collected be in excess of $1,000.00, the charge will be
 $10.00 per $1,000.00.

18. SEPARATE BILLING

When we are requested to invoice separately, accessorial or other charges, there will be an additional charge of $15.00 per invoice.

19. THIRD PARTY BILLING

There will be no third party billing unless mutually agreed to by all parties and confirmed. The charge for this service, if requested, will be $15.00 per invoice.

Should a third party not pay the charges that were billed within 30 days, the party who tendered the business will be liable for all charges.

20. USDA/U. S. CUSTOMS INSPECTION FEE

Any trailer or container requiring a USDA/U. S. CUSTOMS inspection will be subject to a charge of $80.00. This will be a flat charge and in addition to all other applicable charges. Should an intensive inspection be requested, the full tariff rate to the point where the inspections is to be done will be charged and will be in addition to all other applicable charges.

21. AIRBAGS

Carrier will furnish upon request an AAP approved airbag to be used as blocking and bracing. The charge will be $32.50. Should an additional airbag(s) be required, the charge will be an additional charge of $12.50 per bag.

22. REEFER FUEL CHARGE

Rates do not include additional fuel required to maintain a running reefer/ generator. Any additional expense required to maintain an operational refrigerated container or trailer will be billed the actual charges plus 10% to the customer.

23. MAXIMUM LIABILITY (CARGO)

The freight tendered herein is accepted subject to a release value of actual cost not to exceed $100,000. Carrier will provide full declared value of cargo insurance for a higher charge, which will be quoted to customer upon request.

Absent such request, customer is deemed to have agreed to the release value set forth herein, for itself and all other parties to the bill of lading, under which this freight travels. Any request for full declared value of cargo insurance must be confirmed in writing to the carrier prior to shipment.

                           

                                                                                                 REVISED 2/15/10