Skip to content


Find answers to common freight questions.

How Do You Calculate Freight Rates?

Your freight rate primarily depends on five factors: 

  1. The type of freight, 
  2. The mode of transport (truck, ship, train, aircraft), 
  3. The weight of your shipment, 
  4. The size of the shipment and 
  5. The distance to the delivery destination.

Calculating your freight rate can be a complicated process that is highly dependent on your particular shipment and the carrier.

FreightCenter makes calculating freight rates easy. Our free freight quote tool provides shippers with instant access to freight rates from dozens of top freight carriers.

Share via:
Copyright © 1998 – 2022 FreightCenter, Inc. All rights reserved.
FreightCenter Logo