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How-to apply Accessorials to a Shipment Order 

Accessorials are selected during the booking process, when the pick-up and drop-off process requires specific measures that extend past simple dock-to-dock transport. When booking a shipment, carrier or shipping companies like OpenBorder will offer an array of possible accessorials to apply to your order.  

Here’s a quick definition of a few possible accessorials: 

Inside (Pickup/Delivery):  

This accessorial should be applied when a carrier’s pickup/delivery process must involve going inside the location. This could happen when there is an absence of a loading dock or box outside.  

Tradeshow/Exhibition:  

If the package needs to be picked up or delivered to a tradeshow or exhibition, carriers may have to abide by certain rules enforced by these locations. Locations classified as tradeshows or exhibitions can range from concerts to formal conventions.  

Appointment:  

This should be applied when a carrier must schedule a certain date and time to pickup/deliver a shipment. Most carriers can set appointments for deliveries; however, pickup appointments are less common and often need a 4-hour buffer window.  

Tailgate/Liftgate:  

When the pickup or delivery location is missing a raised loading dock, carriers can use special trucks with hydraulic lift at the back to move heavier loads when this accessorial is applied. 

Residential/Limited Access:  

This will be applied when carriers deliver or pickup from a location with limited access. The location is often private, meaning extra communication is required to locate the point of pickup/drop-off. Limited access locations include schools, universities, hospitals, homes, and areas with gate check-in and security measures.  

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