California Freight Shipping Companies & Services
Find the best California freight shipping rates. When shipping freight to or from California, FreightCenter is your best choice.
Freight shipping to California is easier than ever with FreightCenter. Our simple quoting and booking process will enable you to get instant freight rates from top shipping companies and start booking your freight shipments in a few short minutes. FreightCenter makes it affordable to ship intermodal freight, LTL freight, truckload freight, and rail freight to California, from California, or anywhere else …all with our guaranteed competitive freight rates.
California shipping is extremely busy in this state with numerous import and export channels. Although the geography is extremely diverse with plains, mountains, and deserts, the climate is quite mild in most of the state. California freight is both fast and extremely high volume. The state is well-supplied with highways and railways as well as international ports in both Los Angeles and San Francisco and an international border shared with Mexico. California also has two large international air travel hubs.
The major cities often have severe traffic problems which can delay trucking in and out of these centers. The cost of freight shipping in California can vary greatly due to the many factors involved in the state’s commerce, but LTL and truckload shipping often have very low prices simply because of the quantity of goods moving through the state.
California Shipping Hubs
- Anaheim, CA
- Fresno, CA
- Long Beach, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Oakland, CA
- Sacramento, CA
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- San Jose, CA
- Santa Ana, CA
Shipping Companies in California
We’ve developed relationships with the most reputable California shipping companies. With our vast network of California freight carriers, we are able to find the ideal carrier to ship your freight to and from California.
Some of our California shipping partners include:
Note: FreightCenter adds and removes carrier partners from time to time. This list may not be current.
How to Ship Freight to California
When shipping from California, start by gathering accurate information on what you are shipping, like the weight and dimensions, including the packaging. The freight will be handled multiple times at several freight terminals along the way. To protect your shipment during transport, crating an item is recommended.
You can compare California freight rates with our freight quote tool and find a carrier that meets your pricing and shipping needs. Ask our in-house shipping experts which carrier will be best for your shipment. They will also advise you if any other fees or special services are needed when shipping to California.
Cost to Ship Freight to California
The time of year and what part of the country a shipment is picking up in will affect the cost of shipping to California. Part of a freight rate is the linehaul, and the farther a shipment has to travel, the more fuel is used, and the more expensive the trip will be for the carrier.
Among other factors affecting freight cost will be the item’s size, weight, density, and commodity being shipped. Certain commodities are given a higher freight class which correlates to a higher price to ship.
Freight shipping accessorials will factor into the pricing. Some examples include lift gate service, residential pick-up/deliveries, and limited access locations.
Ship Freight from or to California…
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