Your One Stop Shop for Freight Shipping Rates
Why waste your time shopping around and comparing rates from multiple carriers when you can find all the best freight shipping rates in one place?
With just one FreightCenter quote you can compare rates from multiple carriers at once. That means you get to choose the combination of service, price and transit time that works best for you.
We offer more than just freight shipping rates. We provide our customers with 360-degree customer support and smart logistics solutions.
If you need help choosing the right carrier or have questions, our freight experts are here to help. Give us a call at 800.716.7608.
How Are Freight Shipping Rates Determined?
Many different factors determine the cost of shipping freight. The most important factors are dimensions and weight. It’s important to provide accurate specifications when quoting and booking. Any discrepancies can result in costly billing adjustments.
Freight class also affects the cost. Freight class is how the freight industry classifies commodities. Freight class is based on stowability, dimensions, weight, density and commodity type. The class is a number between 50 and 500. That number communicates to the carrier just how much space a shipment occupies on a truck.
Identifying a shipment’s freight class is just one of the ways FreightCenter can help shippers like you.
Common commodity types we ship:
- Engines and Transmissions
- Ready to Assemble Furniture
- Food and Beverage
- Pallets of Consumer Packaged Goods
- Building and Remodeling Materials
- Agricultural Products
How to Get Cheaper Freight Shipping Rates
FreightCenter already offers high-volume discounts on every shipment it books. We can do this because of our large customer base. The long-standing relationships we have with our carriers helps too.
There’s a few other ways you can get cheaper rates. If you’re an enterprise level business who ships daily you could qualify for Customer Specific Pricing (CSP).
Don’t need your freight right away? Intermodal and rail shipping can save you a ton. Transit times tend to be a little longer than trucking though.
Freight consolidation is also a great way to save on freight rates. This option also works best for shippers who don’t have any time restrictions. The idea is to wait until you have enough shipments to fill a truckload.
Feel free to speak with one of our freight experts to learn more ways to save money of your freight shipping. Get a quote to get started.Look Up More Freight Terms