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Navigating the world of freight shipping can be complex. One of the first steps is getting a freight quote, which gives you an estimate of how much it will cost to ship your goods. At FuseFreight, we make this process easy, providing you with accurate and competitive quotes.
Several factors go into calculating freight quotes:
Freight quotes, or the estimates of how much it will cost to ship goods, are determined by a combination of factors. The shipping mode—whether it’s full truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), or partial truckload—plays a significant role in the calculation of these quotes.
Full Truckload (FTL): FTL shipping is when a single shipment takes up an entire truck. This mode is typically faster and more efficient as it involves direct delivery with no stops. The cost of FTL shipping is usually calculated based on the mileage and the lane. Other factors that might influence the rate include the type of goods, the need for special handling or equipment, and the current market conditions.
Less Than Truckload (LTL): LTL shipping is when a truck carries shipments from multiple customers. Each customer only pays for the truck space their shipment occupies. LTL rates are typically calculated based on the weight of the shipment, the distance to the delivery point, the freight class (which is determined by the type and value of the goods), and any additional services such as liftgate service or residential pickup/delivery.
Partial Truckload: This shipping mode falls between FTL and LTL. It is typically used for shipments that are larger than LTL but don’t require a full truckload. The cost is usually calculated based on the space the freight occupies in the trailer, but weight, distance, and type of goods can also influence the rate.
The process of getting a freight quote usually involves the following steps:
With a good understanding of your shipping needs and the factors that influence freight quotes, you can make informed decisions and optimize your shipping costs.