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  • A tariff is a legal document that must be published by carrier
  • 49 CFR § 1312.2 Requirement to Publish and file a Tariff
  • Tariff specifies the exact prices, services, rules, regulation
  • Tariff gives other provisions of the services offered
  • STB regulations require tariffs to be clear and easy to follow
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Welcome to your number one source for general published tariff information. January 1, 2008, was an important date for interstate carriers. That’s when the Surface Transportation Board put a new policy in place. The policy stated that carriers have to take part in collective rate-marking. Collective rate-marking is the same concept as collective tariff-making. This means that carriers do not have immunity. Instead, they now risk anti-trust prosecution. So, when can prosecution take place? It happens when carriers operate collectively with separate carriers using copied tariffs. Avoiding anti-trust prosecution is important. Otherwise, carriers will not have a good standing with the Department of Justice. This is why all carriers should use custom published tariff services. Having published tariffs will help prevent legal problems from occurring.

Carriers are not the only entity that benefits from using published tariffs. The tariffs also provide consumers with advantages. That’s because there are options for charges related to line-haul services. In fact, there are tons of volume-based measurement options for published tariffs. Here are the four most common tariff charges.

1. Weight.
2. Cubic feet.
3. Cubic meters.
4. Charges by the hour.

These options get called "the menu of differing accessorial services." Each service should get marked at a competitive rate.
Why? So consumers have an incentive to book moves with a carrier company. Custom published tariffs will give customers plenty of controlled high-quality options. 



What Is a Published Tariff?



Published tariffs are legal documents. All interstate motor carriers have to publish the documents. So, why should they publish them? Here’s the main reason. Published tariffs convey provisions of the services provided by carriers. For example, your customers can learn the following information through published tariffs.

1. Your moving company’s exact prices.
2. The government regulations that your company adheres to.
3. The rules that moving companies follow.
4. The services that your company provides by common carrier.
5. The specific classifications within the published tariff.
6. The moving and transportation policies of your company such as distance price, Ect.
7. All other provisions of services that your board provides.

Keep in mind that carriers organization is bound by terms within each published tariff. A carrier has to provide access to the specific prices/services that each tariff lists like distance via weight & cubic footage, and state any rules pricing for a household goods shipper


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How Can Carriers Use Published Tariffs?



The use of published tariffs helps ensure that carriers stick to their exact rates. This means that each customer will get charged in a fair and ethical manner. Carriers should keep the following notion in mind. They cannot offer customers services that aren’t listed in their published tariffs. Plus, carriers can't charge consumers less/more than a published tariff rate states.

Each service charge must match what the tariff’s rate is. Here is an example. Say a tariff price is $0.50 per pound for a 1,900 lb. cross-country move. This means the carrier has to charge $0.50 no matter what happens. That carrier cannot charge a penny more or a penny less. This concept refers to 49 USC section 13702(a)(2).



How Should Carriers DO publication to Create Published Tariffs?



Carriers have options when it comes to making published tariffs. Here are the three most common actions that carriers can take.

1. They can compose their own tariffs.
2. They can subscribe to generic services for published tariffs.
3. Law-minded professionals can write individual-published tariffs on behalf of their clients. In fact, our organization takes care of #2 and #3 for many carriers across the United States for household goods tariff publication.




All published tariffs must adhere to relevant federal regulations. That’s why it’s often best for a third-party to publish tariffs on behalf of clients. A third-party makes sure that carriers remain in great standing with the government. Professionals also ensure prices/services match the actions that take place during moves. Remember- if something is not listed in the tariff, then it shouldn’t happen. It’s as simple as that.



Be Cautious When Providing your moving Published Tariff



The key is to exercise a great deal of Caution when it comes to making generic Tariff. Otherwise, motor carriers risk making very expensive mistakes. Here is an example. Say there’s a carrier using a tariff that is generic. And that tariff confirms that there are line-haul charges. The line haul charges get based on how much the property weighs. But then the carrier chooses to charge based on cubic feet. This is against the law. In fact, it’s a huge mistake that is both a criminal and civil violation. Here’s another example. Say that a carrier has a different generic published tariff. And the tariff doesn't feature provisions about long-carry, stairs, storage, or anything else. What result does this have? It means that the carrier cannot charge the consumer for the services.



The Discount Policy of Published Tariffs



Some carriers make a crucial mistake when it comes to Tariff publication. They assume that the prices of tariffs can get discounted. This cannot ever happen. No tariff prices and rates cannot get discounted. This applies to both individual and random discounts. Keep in mind that this concept refers to accessorial/line haul services. 

Once again, carriers have to charge controlled published tariff rates. Final prices and rates must conform to what’s written search on each specific tariff. This notion applies more than discounts. It also applies to returning part of rates for consumers. Keep in mind that carriers can make changes/amendments to tariff prices and rates. But every change must receive proper documentation. This is the only form of legally tariff publication discount that can take place. Third-party services can help carriers make the right record-keeping decisions. Doing so will ensure that the law gets followed, according to 49 USC section 13702(a)(2).



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The Importance of Replacing Current Published Tariffs



Many carriers get confused about replacing their current tariffs. They want to have the ability to use brand-new published tariffs. Well, here is some good news. The concept of replacing published tariffs with updated ones is not illegal. Motor carriers can replace their generic tariffs at any time. This is another reason why publishing custom tariffs is so important. It positions companies to have the freedom to change a lot of service information. This leads to adjusting prices and rates. So, what is the end result of making these legal adjustments? Better customer service for all clients and consumers.



Published Tariff Violations



There are strict penalties when it comes to Tariff publication violations. The penalties are civil, criminal, or oftentimes—both. It depends on the officer who search in specific tariff infractions that may have taken place. There are two common situations that lead to the violation of tariff provisions.

1. The carrier undercharges a customer.
2. The carrier overcharges a customer.

Penalties for either one are both criminal and civil. Say that a carrier under/overcharges a customer based on the tariff rate after the search provides evidence. That carrier could face a civil penalty worth up to $100,000 for each separate infraction. Plus, the carrier could also face a separate financial fine. The basis of criminal charges is also important. The carrier owner/associates could face two years in prison for every infraction. This is according to 49 USC section 14903(b).



Are Carriers Responsible for Agent-Caused Published Tariff Provision Violations?



Yes, carriers are responsible when agents make tariff publication mistakes. This also applies to subcontractors. Carriers are often punished with criminal and civil penalties for agent-caused mistakes. Here is an example. Say a subcontractor gets hired by a carrier to do a pickup. And that subcontractor charges a different price than what’s written on the carrier’s tariff. What does this mean? The motor carrier has violated civil and criminals laws and regulations. Thus, the carrier gets held responsible for the subcontractor’s (or agent’s) mistake. This is according to 49 USC section 14903(c).



Contact Us Today for Help With Published Tariffs


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Do you have any questions about tariff publishing? If so, give our organization a call or email right now. Our team can help you understand the law and all federal rules/regulations for a USDOT number filing. The mission of our company is to ensure that carriers provide high-quality tariffs. Plus, we will even build published tariffs on your behalf. And we will do so faster than our competitors. We look forward to providing tariff publishing services for you and your employees. Please ask for Arbitration Program as well.

Customer Reviews

Oscar Valdez - Valdez Truckers

09/14/2021

Our published tariff rates needed an adjustment, so we called this Moving Authority company for the job. They immediately asked for the old tariff we used and started the process. We were losing money. Everything is according to the law now.

Giraud Cherry

08/03/2021

For building our custom published tariff services, experts at Moving Authority are dedicated to profoundly knowing our particular line of work. I a matter of two days, they adjusted our published tariff rates. We're thrilled with the results.

Yomary Walker

05/25/2021

Oh! I recommend this company. They took time to listen to our daily labor schedule and made our Published Tariffs accordingly. The people at Moving Authority were very kind.

Stand Wack

05/13/2021

It was essential to comply immediately with the CFR to start loading, so we decided to call Moving Authority specialists to get guidance. They kindly helped us prepare our Publish Tariff according to the standard, and we were able to continue with our business. That is why I recommend them.

George Ragget

04/12/2021

Finally! We got brand-new published tariffs. Moving Authority tariffs are high-end. Great service. A+++

Audrey Roland

04/02/2021

I was so satisfied with the customized tariff Moving Authority prepared for my business. I really loved having our old public tariffs updated. Plus, Moving Authority's customer service is outstanding. I felt welcomed by their team. I definitely keep on working with them.

Tammy Frenney

03/16/2021

We are impressed and at ease with the help this staff has provided from the very first phone call and all the many phone calls! Simon, Rachel, Lisa thank you all for getting us going! We feel safe and prepared because of you. I recommend this company to newcomers full of questions, because MA has the answers!

Michael Bostick

03/05/2021

Our FMC tariff services entirely feed our business's needs. Tariff rates meet the FMC regulations. Excellent service.

Ailbert Omeara

03/01/2021

Thanks to Moving Authority for helping me with my published tariffs. Now I can focus on growing my business.

Vance Findlow

02/15/2021

I needed to replace my generic tariff with a custom-made published tariff since my company is growing and the services are bigger. Thanks to the Moving Authority crew, our consumers will receive the benefit of differing methods of charging for line-haul services. Thank you!

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11/12/2020

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10/06/2020

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10/05/2020

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