How to Determine What Freight Rates/ Shipping Costs Should be

There is a general rule of thumb when determining freight rates. Of course, every company is different and there are a lot of variables to consider, like equipment costs, wages, area, type of freight, type of trailer needed, distance, etc. But in general, it’s safe to assume that trucking usually costs around $1.70 a mile to $5.00 a mile.

Van Freight- Under 350 miles, around $2.60 a mile. Over 350 miles, around $1.90 a mile.
Reefer Freight- Under 350 miles, around $2.90 a mile. Over 350 miles, around $2.10 a mile.
Flatbed Freight- Under 350 miles, around $3.50 a mile. Over 350 miles, around $2.90 a mile.
Heavy Haul Freight- Under 350 miles, around $10.00 a mile. Over 350 miles, around $5.00 a mile.

These are general rates and anything mentioned above can alter it, especially seasonal freight.

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