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Tips to Reduce Trucking Freight Rates





You can use trucking freight service providers either to ship cargo to customers or receive shipments. While engaging in such transactions, sometimes, you might sense that you could be paying more for the services received. In such a situation, it is better to be aware of a few tips or criteria for selecting an appropriate company:


To begin with, you need to provide the necessary details to your freight agent or company representative. Next, it is a good idea to have a clear picture about the environment of both the origin and the destination of the shipment. Ideally, try to ascertain that there would be a fork truck and also a loading dock available both at the origin and destination. You also need to analyze the nature of both the locations to ascertain if it is a residential or a commercial locality.


The next step in calculating the trucking freight rates is to determine the method of packaging of your shipment. If you need extra facilities like crates, drums, individual boxes, etc., you need to provide these details in the RFP.


Determining the total weight of the ship is absolutely necessary, including the number of pallets that would be used. These details are useful to identify the freight class that your cargo would belong to.


Small package freight is the method of shipping packages, parcels or letters, which weigh less than 150 lbs. You can calculate the UPS rates for various locations by providing details such as the nature of cargo, weight, the nature of the origin and the destination, zip code, anticipated delivery time, etc.


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