Our rates are based on information provided and are subject to change if the customer makes adjustments to the originally quoted information or additional services are requested. The commodities height, weight, and length are all determinants in what type of equipment is necessary to transport the commodity.
Pricing and Freight Rate will vary:
Pricing variability for fuel inflation or deflation: Fuel inflation hurts everyone; however, the carrier takes most of the burden. If fuel prices start to inflate it would be good to negotiate higher prices with the shipper in order to keep carriers satisfied.
Pricing for oversized loads requiring permits: Permits are required for any carrier that is transporting an oversize load. Additionally, each state has specific laws on oversized freight. Nonetheless, pricing for oversize freight will cost the shipper more due to permits and escorts that are involved in legally transporting the freight.
Heavy machinery pricing: Specialty equipment is involved in transporting heavy machinery. Moreover, specialty equipment costs much more than standard equipment; therefore, carriers will require higher rates per mile.
Seasonal issues in pricing: In the winter months, carriers demand higher rates when transporting freight passed the Mason-Dixon line. This due to the extra risks and higher maintenance costs that winter weather brings.
Hot load pricing: pricing associated with a load that must be delivered as soon as possible. When negotiating pricing of hot loads with shippers, brokers and carriers always charge more because the load must be delivered as soon as possible.
~~PLEASE NOTE THAT CARRIERS (truckload, LTL, intermodal, air, etc.) UTILIZED HAVE LIMITED LIABILITY, THEREFORE WE RECOMMEND CARGO IS INSURED BASED ON ITS VALUE~~