The additional transportation charge or ATC charge is one of the component charges that makes up the total transportation charge. The ATC is designed to compensate the carrier for labor services in the area where the shipment is loaded and delivered. There is an origin and destination version of the ATC. The rates for the ATC are determined using Federal Government’s cost of living data and do not vary from mover to mover. In urban areas where the cost of living is high like NYC, the ATC is highest. In rural areas where the cost of living is low (like Wyoming) the ATC rates are lowest. Most areas of RI are in the middle of the pack for ATC.