What Is a Freight Rate Calculator?
A freight rate calculator helps you get accurate freight shipping estimates once you enter a limited amount of data. The FreightCenter freight rate calculator delivers estimates from multiple top carriers at once, including their estimated in-transit time. Use the calculator for LTL and Truckload quotes. You choose which carrier best serves your needs.
How Our Freight Rate Calculator Saves You Money
Freight rates are based on shipping volume. The more you ship, the higher the discount carriers are willing to give you. When you ship via FreightCenter, you get the advantage of our high-shipping volume, which earns us very deep discounts from many of the top freight carriers in the U.S. The carriers sweeten those discounts because we handle all communications with our shippers and take care of all the paperwork.
From the shipper’s perspective, we arrange the shipment, pay the carrier and take care of the necessary paperwork. Shipper’s save time and money. Sometimes, a lot of money.
What Information Needs to Be Entered Into the Freight Rate Calculator?
Here’s the info you will need to enter to get an accurate quote:
- Originating and delivery zip codes and location types (business, residential, military base, etc.)
- Extra services required, such as lift gate or call before delivery
- How the freight is packaged
- Total packaged weight and dimensions
- Specialty vehicle required (Truckload service)
- NMFC (freight class)
If you don’t know what to enter into the form, you can still request a quote and then review your order over the phone with a Freight Center in-house shipping expert by calling 800.716.7608.
Help Is Always Available
Once you’ve booked your shipment, FreightCenter handles all the paperwork and pays the carrier. We also remain available to answer any questions you may have.
Have something to ship? Get started with our Freight Rate Calculator now.