FAQ stands for “Frequently Asked Questions”. Below are the most commonly asked questions we have received. If, by chance, your question is not listed please feel free to contact us with your question and we will get an answer back to you as soon as possible.
Q: How can I open an account with J & L Transportation?
A: Go to the ‘Downloads’ section below and complete the credit application. You can fax or e-mail the completed form to us and we will open your account.
Q: Does J & L Transportation have rate sheets available?
A: Yes, J & L rates are maintained in Excel format and can be faxed or e-mailed per your request. We can also place you on our automatic update e-mail service that avoids any requirements from you. All changes are sent to you without fail as they occur.
Q: What area does J & L Transportation provide drayage service?
A: J & L Transportation serves all three intermodal ramps in Arizona. They include BNSF Phoenix, UPRR Phoenix, and UPRR Tucson. We provide dependable and economical drayage service to all of Arizona, most of Sonora, Mexico as well as Northern Nevada from our Sparks, Nevada service center.
Q: What document requirements are needed to move products into Mexico?
A: All shipment into or out of Mexico will require the services of Custom Brokers. Their expertise allows the proper documents to be prepared to avoid any delays to your shipments. Requirements vary depending on whether it is export or import, shipments in bond and type of products. They also can direct the payment of taxes or duties as determined by the various governments.
Q: How is cargo insured in Mexico?
A: Under Mexican Federal law, all Mexican carriers are limited to the amount of cargo loss to $.05 per kilogram. Most shippers self-insure or purchase at their cost, Inland Marine Insurance policies. Mexican insurance companies will sell cargo policies at about 1-2% of cargo value.
Q: What is a ‘Pedimento’?
A: A Pedimento is the Mexican Customs document detailing duties and taxes.