How to get the best LTL rates.

October 14, 2018

Many shippers come to Freightquote by C.H. Robinson in search of the best LTL rates, often times having previously negotiated their own less-than-truckload (LTL) rates. While some have even negotiated very good rates, it’s not unusual for Freightquote to immediately be able to offer additional savings off of those well-negotiated freight rates.

Why? LTL contracts can be fairly complicated. There are a number of variables involved in producing an accurate rate. These include but are not limited to:

  • Discounts
  • Base rate
  • Weight
  • Classification
  • Minimum freight charges
  • Length of haul
  • Service points
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Other additional/accessorial services


Online LTL shipment quotes.

When quoting an LTL shipment – these variables must all be considered. Freightquote’s online quoting system takes each pertinent variable into account before presenting quotes from multiple carriers. The system then allows the shipper to compare these quotes including rates and delivery times and assess the strengths of each carrier.

Over the last decade, Freightquote has continually re-evaluated, tweaked and updated its technology to ensure its shippers receive the best and most accurate quotes. Because of our years of experience and enormous volume of freight shipped, we know exactly how to best navigate every carrier’s tariff and other variables to provide the best LTL rates.

Additionally, because of the experience, existing relationships and Freightquote’s overall shipping volume, our LTL quotes will typically beat the rates the shipper could negotiate on their own.


Final thoughts.

The best LTL rates are often negotiated using the expertise of professionals that have years of experience in the shipping industry. Here at Freightquote, we aim to guide each of our clients through the shipping process and find them the best LTL rates to keep costs down. We take into account all of the variables that impact the cost of shipping and provide you with a freight quote that works for you.


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