November 5, 2019
Valued Customers of American Fast Freight, Inc.,
Tote Maritime Alaska has filed for a general rate increase of 3.75% with the Surface Transportation Board that will be effective November 10, 2019. Matson Navigation is expected to announce Matson’s general rate increase level and effective date shortly.
Effective December 1, 2019: American Fast Freight will also be adjusting rate schedules and accessorial rates to accommodate these and other increased costs.
In addition to the water carrier increases, there have been significant increases to trucking and rail rates in the lower 48 due to previously implemented hours-of-service rule changes affecting drivers, driver shortages, a general tightening of trucking capacity, and increased labor costs.
Additionally, Tote Maritime Alaska has announced a new terminal charge to be implemented as part of their permanent rate structure on January 12, 2020. American Fast Freight will be adding an accessorial charge to shipments covering this new cost.
If you have questions, please contact your Transportation Consultant or Customer Service at (800) 642-6664.
Thank you for your business.
American Fast Freight, Inc.
A Subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation