What are Freight Rates?
Freight rate refers to the cost of shipping an item from one location to another. There are several factors that impact final freight rates, such as an item’s weight, size, NMFC class and more. Additionally, there are other factors that influence a shipment’s cost that constantly fluctuate. For example, fuel costs and trailer capacity frequently change, and impact freight rates.
How Do I Find the Best Freight Rates?
Freight rates vary depending on which carrier you choose. Did you know that using a freight broker like FreightCenter can have its advantages as well? When you book through FreightCenter, you get to take advantage of our negotiated rates – which you otherwise would not have access to.
Getting freight rates is easy with our freight rate calculator. Just enter some basic information about your item, such as weight, size and locations to compare rates from top freight shipping carriers. Once you have gotten a quote, you can book your shipment in about the same amount of time it takes to book a plane ticket.
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How are Freight Rates Calculated?
The following factors all have an impact on your rate:
- Mode of transportation
- Shipment’s weight and dimensions
- Point of origin
- Point of destination
- Type of goods being shipped
- Insurance coverage
When getting a quote, providing a detailed list from the above factors will help you get a more accurate estimate. When it comes to freight shipping, the devil is in the details. If you are unsure of specifics, or have questions, call 800.716.7608
to speak with one of FreightCenter’s expert freight agents. Our agents provide their real-world experience and training to ensure that your shipping experience is smooth and cost-effective.
FreightCenter Can Help You Save Money
Our many years of experience working in the freight industry has resulted in strong relationships with the industry’s top carriers. When you work with FreightCenter, our networks and resources are extended to you.
Additionally, our agents ensure ease of shipment. We coordinate the details, including scheduling the pick up and drop off, paperwork and billing.
Ready to get started? Use our easy quote tool
to compare rates or call 800.716.7608
to speak directly with an agent today.