As this year has seen unprecedented volumes through all carrier networks, due to many businesses increasing their online presence due to COVID-19, COVID-19 depot restrictions and delays, and as the Christmas rush adds on top of that – all carriers are over or nearing capacity at depots already. This is causing delays across all states and carriers for all services, which will more than likely increase as we near closer to Christmas. Please be advised no transit times are guaranteed at this point and YFA advise you to add 2 – 3 days on top of any transit time shown. We appreciate your patience during this peak season and should you wish to discuss overnight or express options please give our team a call on 08 8244 1397
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.
phone: 08 8244 1397
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Please find the latest updates below, which include precautions put in place by the carriers to keep drivers and customers safe and healthy.
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. Delays will occur for all services and as we move into the Christmas season this will be heightened.
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.
DELIVERY AND 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 do 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 any 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. Bulky and awkward items including lengths may also require a tailgate if they cannot be safely lifted by one person (the driver).
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 delivered – in line with our surcharges and terms. We strongly recommend selecting a tailgate service at the time of booking to avoid this. Tailgate services can only be used on a maximum of 250cm L x 120cm W and 1000kg. If your item exceeds this, please contact our team to discuss alternative options for delivery.
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.