Freight rates can vary significantly between freight carriers. Factors influencing a carrier’s freight rate might include the carrier’s terminals/hubs and whether the route between two points is primary or secondary.
For example, Carrier A and Carrier B may both service shipments between Miami and Nashville. Carrier A has a direct route between the two cities. Carrier B, however, has to transport the cargo to Charlotte, then pass it off to a partner carrier. Because Carrier A offers direct service and does not need to include a partner carrier, they will likely provide a much lower freight rate.
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Note: There are many other factors that affect your freight rate. Learn more about what factors affect LTL freight rates.