A liftgate is used for delivery destinations that do not have a loading dock. Truckers typically charge a fee for this service.
A liftgate fee is assessed by a trucker if a liftgate had to be provided.
If the final delivery destination does not have a loading dock, we will ask the trucker to provide a liftgate (so that the cargo can be unloaded). The trucker assesses a liftgate fee for this service.
The Liftgate & Other Trucking Fee may also encompass similar unloading charges, such as a pallet jack.
If applicable, a liftgate fee will appear on your Flexport quote or invoice as a destination charge.
Subscribe for the latest news on trade lanes, customs and tariff changes, and expert economic insight.