Freight Shipping Terms You Should Know

3PL stands for Third Party Logistics Companies. 3PLs are freight brokers because we are the intermediary between shippers and carriers.

We are a Domestic Freight Forwarder (Freight Forwarding Service). A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer, or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move the goods.

We handle many of the necessary steps for you from BOL creation (unless you are using our online TMS), dispatching, Contacting carriers for any pickup or delivery modifications or changes and more. We have the experience and expertise to help guide you though this complicated process of HEAVY Domestic Freight is 150 pounds and up to 40,000 pounds or more.

We can be your LTL company (For Less Than Truckload shipping) and we have in our network most every Full Truckload (including Dry Van and Flat Bed) carrier in the entire USA for pick ups and deliveries for you in all 50 states. We can also arrange for shipping to and from Canada.

To help you with your Freight Logistics, we’d like to review some of the most common terms in Heavy Domestic Shipping (LTL and Full Truckload) services.

The typical Accessorials are:

For us to run an LTL quote for your company or if you use our online System for Quoting & booking shipments it’s imperative to include in your quote the Accessorial charges needed, some of them are:

Delivery Appointments

Lift gate

Lift -Gate at Delivery or Pick up

Limited Access Pick up or Delivery

(Police, Military or US Govt, Universities and Schools, Prisons, Storage Units

And more)


Exhibition Site/ Pick up or Delivery

Appointment for Delivery

Hold and Notify (terminal pickup)

Residential Pick up or Delivery

Grocery Warehouse

Inside Pick up or Inside Delivery

Marking or Tagging

Sort and Segregate

Construction Site Delivery

Cargo Insurance- Must be quoted and obtained MANUALLY from JSB The Shipping Emporium and must be quoted and purchased before pick-up (usually the day before or the morning of pick up). Please call or email us for more information. Please provide – your shipments’ description and if new or used goods, value for your Cargo Insurance. or 434-990-4144.