Iowa Freight Shipping Companies & Services
Find the best Iowa freight shipping rates. When shipping freight to or from Iowa, FreightCenter is your best choice.
Freight shipping to Iowa 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 Iowa, from Iowa, or anywhere else …all with our guaranteed competitive freight rates.
Iowa is a primarily agricultural state with prairie lands and rolling hills. Severe weather and cold winters do not substantially impact freight trucking in the state, and Iowa freight shipping rates are extremely affordable. The state also borders the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Big Sioux River, allowing for plenty of Iowa freight to move by water. Because Iowa produces a high volume of goods, freight shipping is usually very inexpensive. Plenty of traffic by road, rail, air, and water means that LTL freight can travel for very low prices. Iowa has many different industries and freight shipping in, out, and through the state is very busy.
Iowa Shipping Hubs
- Des Moines, IA
- Cedar Rapids, IA
- Davenport, IA
- Sioux City, IA
- Waterloo, IA
- Iowa City, IA
- Council Bluffs, IA
- Dubuque, IA
- Ames, IA
Shipping Companies in Iowa
We’ve developed relationships with the most reputable Iowa shipping companies. With our vast network of Iowa freight carriers, we are able to find the ideal carrier to ship your freight to and from Iowa.
Some of our Iowa 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 Iowa
When shipping from Iowa, 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 Iowa 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 Iowa.
Cost to Ship Freight to Iowa
The time of year and what part of the country a shipment is picking up in will affect the cost of shipping to Iowa. 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 to and from Iowa…
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