Why waste a ton of time comparing freight carriers, one at a time, to find the best shipping rate when, with just one FreightCenter quote, you can instantly compare the best freight rates and transit times from multiple carriers at once?
We work with a large network of Less-than-Truckload (LTL) and Truckload (TL) freight companies so that you have access to a wide variety of services and prices. On top of that you get access to high-volume discounts as great as 95% off.
How do we get such great discounts?
Shipping volume plays a key role in freight rates. Many individuals and small to medium-sized companies are at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating rates. It's difficult for these shippers to find cheap shipping rates without signing long-term contracts. Since many carriers specialize in only one or two services, contracts can be limiting.
That's where working with a third-party logistics provider like FreightCenter comes in handy. We've been building relationships with the carriers in our nationwide network since 1998. That means we've got long-standing contracts that keep our rates down.
Our large customer base helps too. We service hundreds of freight shippers a day. That high-volume helps us get great discounts that we can pass on to you.
How to get an Accurate Freight Shipping Rate
Double Check Shipment Details
The first step to getting an accurate shipping rate is to make sure your shipment details are correct.
Make sure you have you origin and destination addresses right. It's also important to correctly notate if they are commercial or residential locations.
Even more important than that, is the size of your shipment. The weight and dimensions must be accurate and include all packaging and crating material (including the pallets).
Carriers will complete an audit of your shipment at the freight terminal. Any discrepancies found can result in costly billing adjustments.
Choose the Right Services
The second step is to make sure you've requested the services necessary to transport your shipment. For example, can the consignee only receive shipments in the morning? Make sure to request guaranteed delivery before 12:00 p.m.
Is the delivery address a residence or home-based business (equivalent of residence)? You'll need residential delivery and a truck with a lift gate.
Run a free instant quote and get shipping and transit time estimates from multiple carriers. Need help? We have a team of freight experts ready to answer your questions. They can help you determine which carrier is best for your shipment, or what services are required. They can also help make sure you're getting the best shipping rate possible. Give them a call at 800.716.7608.