Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 DELIVERY UPDATES:

To all our customers.

We know there is a lot of uncertainty at time like these, so we want to assure you we are here to help where we can. Our support team is fully operational with our team on standby to assist you during this time.

email: support@yourfreightagent.com.au
phone: 08 8244 1397
live chat: bottom right corner of this page
(9am – 5pm ACST Mon – Fri)

Please find the latest updates below, which include precautions put in place by the carriers to keep drivers and customers safe and healthy.

DELIVERY DELAYS

As the borders between Melbourne and Sydney have closed delays are expected for all freight to / from the east cost of Australia. The closures have not stopped our carriers from passing through as freight is an essential service, but road blocks will cause delays and backlogs nationwide. Overnight premium services are still the fastest delivery method however at this time delivery transit times are not guaranteed on any service.

We thank you for your patience during this time and rest assured carriers are trying to deliver goods as quickly as possible while still adhering to regulations.

AUTHORITY TO LEAVE
During the current COVID-19 all carriers are limiting their person to person interactions and as such are leaving many goods delivered AUTHORITY TO LEAVE (ATL) during this time. Please note this is at the carriers discretion and if safe to leave goods this will be done. Drivers also reserve the right to sign for deliveries on behalf of receivers (rather than the receiver used the touch pad to sign) .To minimise issues we suggest you direct all deliveries to BUSINESS or OCCUPIED addresses. Note: if goods in transit require re-direction fees may apply.

GOODS OVER 25-30KG
As drivers have weight limitations due to Occupational health and safety – weight limits are in place for driver to lift at collection or delivery. There is no receiver / sender assistance allowed at collection or delivery for heavy items to maintain social distance and keep drivers and customers safe. Any items exceeding the weight limitations are to be palletised or packaged on a skid, and booked with a TAILGATE delivery (unless a forklift is available at collection and delivery point). All carriers* are only able to lift a maximum of 32kg before a tailgate is required, except for NORTHLINE (YFA Domestic) where the drivers are only able to lift 25kg. Any goods sent over this weight limit without a tailgate is done so at your own risk and carriers do reserve the right to book on a tailgate service at their discretion and charges for this service will be billed to you after the shipment has been sent in line with our surcharges. We strongly recommend selecting a tailgate service at the time of booking to avoid this.

Thank you

We thank you for your support of our Australian owned small business. Stay safe, and we look forward to helping you however we can both now and when this crisis is over.

The Your Freight Agent Team.