Some items do not meet the standard ground shipping designation due to size or weight and will have additional shipping charges imposed by the ground service carrier. A special handling surcharge will be applied.
Truck Freight Fees
Truck Freight applies to all items too large for UPS, FedEx, or the Post Office to handle. These items are assessed extra shipping charges due to their size.
Most Truck Freight items have two standardized shipping rates, one rate to the terminal, another to your home and/or location.
Truck Freight to the terminal means that your product will ship to the closest freight terminal to your home (in the contiguous 48 states only). You are responsible for the transportation of the product, plus any associated costs, from the freight terminal to your home. If your item is overly large or heavy, we recommend you use a trailer or flatbed truck to transport the item to your home. Truck Freight to your home means that your product will ship to your home. The delivery location must be accessible to the delivery truck, the driver is only required to deliver to your curb, and getting the item(s) into your home or garage is your responsibility. When the shipping carrier calls to schedule your delivery, please indicate if Lift Gate Service is necessary to remove your item(s) from the truck.
There are two options for truck freight delivery:
0-100 lbs. $89.00 to the terminal $99.00 to your home
101-300 lbs. $99.00 to the terminal $109.00 to your home
301-499 lbs. $139.00 to the terminal $149.00 to your home
500-649 lbs. $169.00 to the terminal $179.00 to your home
650-900 lbs. $189.00 to the terminal $199.00 to your home
These rates do not include lift gate fees. If your order includes more than one Truck Freight item, the items may be shipped from multiple sites, resulting in multiple shipping charges. Actual shipping charges are determined when the items are shipped and could be greater than the minimum estimated amount. Unless all items are on back order, the minimum estimated shipping charge will be billed at the time the order is placed and displayed on your order acknowledgement. If there are any additional fees above the amount shown on your order acknowledgement, we will contact you prior to shipping. Usually, the shipping carrier will call the phone number we have on file to arrange the delivery day and time. You must be present to receive and sign for the shipment. DO NOT sign for any package that shows damage to the outside carton. Have the driver note the damage on the bill of lading, do not sign it, and refuse the package. Please contact Oil Depot at 877-904-7006 immediately if there is damage and refusal of delivery. Returns & Refunds
Products in their original packaging may be returned in new and unused condition within 60 days for no penalty. Between 60 days and 6 months, a 10% restocking fee will be assessed. We do not allow returns after 6 months from date of purchase, regardless of first date of use. Special ordered products (i.e., drums, totes, kegs, etc...) cannot be modified, returned, or exchanged after the order has been placed, unless damaged or defective.
All returns are subject to inspection. Any product that, in our opinion, shows evidence of being used or installed contrary to manufacturer's instructions and/or subjected to improper handling, packaging, or shipping by the customer will not be eligible for exchange, refund, or warranty consideration. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee or refuse any return.
Your reimbursement will be based on your original payment method:
- If you paid by credit card, a credit will be issued to your card on the day your return is received and/or upon final inspection (although it may take up to two weeks for the credit to appear on your monthly statement).
- If you paid by check, a refund check will be issued to you the day your return is processed. Please allow up to 15 days for you to receive the check.
Shipping costs for return items are the responsibility of the purchaser, however, reasonable concessions may be made on a case by case basis and at the sole discretion of Oil Depot.
Sales Tax Exemption
If you are going to claim tax exemption on your purchases and pay state taxes directly to your state revenue department rather than have it collected by Oil Depot, LLC at the time of purchase, you will be exempt only in those states in which you have a valid registration. Otherwise, it is the responsibility of Oil Depot, LLC to collect sales tax on all sales unless the products are exempt or the purchaser provides a valid exemption certificate. Contact your state for tax exempt registration and requirements for tax exemption in your state.
Excise and Special Taxes
The following information applies to the states listed below in bold print that have excise taxes or other special taxes. Remember to add the excise taxes to the product total before figuring your sales tax. The excise taxes are not exempt from state sales tax.
There is a 4% sales tax on air and oil filters, mounting kits, fuel additives, Metal Protector, Power Foam and car-care products. There is a $0.06 per-gallon excise tax on lubricating oil, Shock Therapy, Natural Gas Engine Oil, gear lube, chain case lubricant, transmission fluid, bar and chain oil, grease, hydraulic oil, chain and gear oil and compressor oil. There is a $0.15 per-gallon inspection fee on engine oil, diesel oil, two-stroke oil and lubricating oil.
Effective January 1, 2014 there are $0.06 per-quart or $0.24 per-gallon taxes on all lubricating oil except differential additives, chaincase lubricant, two-stroke oils, bar and chain oil, grease, hydraulic oil, chain and gear oil and compressor oil.
Effective August 1, 2013 there is an 8.1% Petroleum Tax on all AMSOIL products except air filters, oil filters, by-pass oil filters, dual-remote oil filtration kits, BP parts, oil analysis kits, antifreeze and car-care products. Connecticut requires you to collect the tax on the tax you pass on to your customers. The 8.1% rate becomes 8.81% once you apply it to itself (collect tax on the tax)
Effective June 1, 2011 all lubricating oils, transmission fluids, gear lubes and additives, except ACB, AOB, BF3, PSF and FLSH are charged the following Pollutants Tax depending on package size:
1 qt. $0.01
1 gal. $0.03
5 gal. $0.13
16 gal. $0.40
30 gal. $0.75
55 gal. $1.38
Effective Oct. 1, 2019, motor vehicle oil premiums are suspended until further notice from the Finance Authority of Maine.
Effective Oct. 1, 2019 there is a $0.20 per-gallon tax on the ANT series of Anitfreeze. There is a $0.10 per-quart tax on lubricating oil and petroleum products. Fees are calculated at the same ratio and applied to all package sizes.
Effective April 1, 2011, there is a $0.02 per-quart tax on all lubricating oils in package sizes of five gallons and under.
There is a $0.01 per-quart tax on automotive oils. This includes: engine oil, diesel oil, gear lubes, transmission fluid and hydraulic/transmission fluid.
There are $0.04 per-quart or $0.16 per-gallon lubricating oil fees pertaining to all containers except those 55 gallons or bigger on the following lubricants: engine oil, diesel oil, Shock Therapy, gear lube, hydraulic oil, chain and gear oil and compressor oil.
Effective November 1, 2019 there is a $0.01 per-quart/$0.03 per-gallon fee on lubricating oil and petroleum products. Fees are calculated at the same ratio and applied to all larger package sizes.