Like many industries, logistics has a number of terms with specialized meanings. To help our customers and website visitors, we’ve compiled this handy list.

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Accessorial Charges

Accessorial charges are for services that are in addition to typical transportation services such as: inside delivery, a residential delivery, liftgate delivery, and other similar services.

Air Bill (Air Waybill)

An Air Bill (Air Waybill) is the document for an air carrier that provides information about the freight, weight, freight charges, shipper, consignee, and the party responsible for freight charges. An air bill is essentially an LTL freight bill, but for an air carrier.

Arrival Notice

An arrival notice is the notice that the consignee receives when their freight has arrived at its destination. See also Delivery Receipt.