Impracticable Operations

Impracticable operation is a legal term describing when conditions make it physically impossible for the carrier to perform pickup or delivery with its normally assigned road-haul truck through no fault of their own and another loading or unloading solution must be found. Typical examples of Impracticable operations are: road construction, weight limits on bridges, height limitations, weather emergencies, or local ordinances which limit truck access. In situations like this, the shipment must be transferred from the large road unit to a smaller truck, or shuttled, to effect loading or delivery. The charges for shuttle services are defined in Arpin Van Lines’ tariff. If the shuttle occurs at origin, the customer will be charged for the service. However, if it occurs at delivery, Arpin will absorb the excess costs and the customer will not be charged.