AB & SK Winter Storm Warning - Winter Storm with strong winds are developing in Alberta and moving into Saskatchewan. Expect delays for shipments transiting in this area.
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Saskatchewan Inclimate Weather Warning - With severe snow warnings for Saskatchewan and some of the surrounding areas, we ask that everyone remain aware and apprised of the weather conditions in the area. Potential delays with customer shipments may occur for shipments coming into or out of this area.
Typically, the importer is billed by the broker for duty and taxes. The customs broker determines duty (if applicable) along with taxes and reports the charges to customs on behalf of the client.
Does Quill Transport Ltd. handle dangerous goods?
Quill Transport Ltd. partners with a major Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association and participates in its Responsible Care Program. Our field staff has experience in handling all sorts of commodities and is familiar with the rules and procedures for dangerous goods. We also participate in ongoing training and compliance programs.
What are freight classes?
The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) tariff defines and rates all types of goods and commodities for motor carriers. There are 18 freight classes rated from 50 to 500. The higher the class rates, the higher the cost for every 100 pounds you ship. Most manufacturers and logistic managers are members of the NMFC and are familiar with its classifications. If you are not sure of the classification of your freight, contact a Quill Transport Ltd. representative or the National Motor Freight Traffic Association at 703-838-1810.
Where can I get information about my shipments?
Quill Transport Ltd. keeps track of freight using global positioning satellite systems and can always provide information about your shipment, including its delivery status and current location.
Can you handle temperature-sensitive goods?
Quill Transport Ltd. operates more than 600 climate-controlled trailers. We offer heated service for less-than-truckload shipments and heated and refrigerated truckload service. Contact us at 1-800-667-8556 for more information.
To view the fuel surcharge, visit the Freight Carriers Association of Canada (FCA) and North American Transportation Council (NATC) website, click here.
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Driver cash collect fee of 2% of freight charges ($ 5.00 Minimum)
Copy fee of $ 2.00 per BOL or POD copy
Reversal of charges fee of $ 10.00 per bill
Re-scaling fee of $ 12.00 per shitment
Appointment Delivery Charge
Weekdays between 6:00am and 5:59pm, $ 8.25
Weekdays between 6:00pm and 5:59am, $ 45.00 minimum
Note: All pre-booked appointments will be subject to an additional $ 25.00 charge (appointments not made by Kindersley Transport Ltd.)
6% of C.O.D. amount
$ 25.00 Minimum, $ 200.00 Maximum
Cross-Border Fee (Per Shipment)
$ 15.00 U.S. Funds
2% of the Excess Value over $ 2.00 per pound of actual weight of the shipment
Subject to additional charges at the time of shipment
Extra Labour Charge Includes Swamper/Lumper when required by customer (does not include tractor/trailer)
Weekdays: 2 hour Minimum, $ 30.00 per hour
Saturdays: 4 hour Minimum, $ 40.00 per hour
Sundays and Holidays: 4 hour Minimum, $ 50.00 per hour
Heated Service (Not Controlled Temperature Service)
10% of freight charges (LTL and TL)
LTL minimum is $ 10.00
In Bond Charge (CDN Funds)
$ 400.00 TL flat rate (billed to the payor of the freight charges)
$ 62.00 Minimum charge or $3.50 per cwt. $400.00 Maximum charge
All LTL charges are billed on a collect basis
Subject to Storage Charges
Inside Delivery Service
$ 35.00 Minimum or $2.25 per cwt.
0% of freight charge
Layover Charge (TL)
$ 400.00 flat charge per driver
Off Route Delivery Charge
$ 35.00 Minimum
$ 2.00 per running mile
Overnight Service (between Vancouver and: Edmonton or Calgary)
15% of freight charge for LTL
20% of freight charge for TL
Power Tailgate Service
LTL: Minimum of $ 35.00 Minimum, $ 105.00 Maximum, $ 2.92 per cwt.
TL: $ 150.00 Minimum charge or $ 75.00 per hour
Private Residence Service (includes job-site deliveries)
$ 35.00 Minimum or $4.13 per cwt.
LTL: $ 35.00 Minimum, $ 105.00 Maximum, $ 2.92 per cwt.
TL: $ 150.00 Minimum charge or $ 75.00 per hour
Sortation (per shipment)
$ 16.00 Minimum or $ 1.60 per cwt.
Storage Charges (LTL only)
$ 20.00 per day Min. per shipment or $ 1.81 per cwt. per day
Shipments requiring temperature protection will be charged the above multiplied by a factor of 2.25
24 hours of free time for domestic shipments; 24 hours free time for international shipments that are In Bond
Time Allotment & Charges for Pickup and Delivery
LTL, half hour free time, $35.00 per half hour after free time
10,000 to 19,999 lbs., one hour free time, $ 30.00 per half hour after free time
20,000 lbs. and over, 2 hours free time, $ 30.00 per half hour after free time
Trailer Demurrage (after 24 hours free time)
$ 75.00 per 24 hour period (dry van)
$ 100.00 per 24 hour period (for temperature control - heated or refrigerated)
Weekend Pickup or Delivery
$ 150.00 Minimum charge, $ 75.00 per hour
Changable Weight Rules: Up to 10 feet of trailer subject to 10 pounds per cubic foot. 10 feet of trailer and over subject to 1000 pounds per lineal foot.
LTL (Less than TruckLoad) = up to 639.9 cubic feet or 9,999 pounds or 9.9 lineal feet of trailer
TL (TruckLoad) = 640 cubic feet or 10,000 pounds or 10 lineal feet of trailer and over