When you ship to “less-populated” or rural areas, carriers charge additional fees on top of the regular cost of the shipment to pick up or deliver your packages. These extra fees called ‘delivery area surcharges’ (DAS) offset the carrier’s cost for the extra miles on a truck to remote or less-accessible areas.
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