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Alabama freight rates Outbound Alabama truckload rates in the summer are increased due to the high demand of trucks to ship agricultural products. Alabama's freight industry revolves around agriculture including poultry, cattle, plants, corn and industrial products such as steel and iron. Inbound Alabama truckload freight rates during the very hot summer are generally cheaper than any other time. Due to the nature of LTL freight pricing, seasonality doesn’t usually affect Alabama freight cost. LTL freight rates in Alabama are generally average to high when compared to other states, mostly due to lower volume and consumption. There is one major port in Alabama, useful for shipping freight internationally, the Port of Mobile. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Alabama can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.

Illinois freight rates The upper Midwest states, like Illinois, are great freight shipping states. The larger population density, centralized location and abundance of industry make Illinois a great place to ship truckload freight. LTL freight rates in Illinois are generally reasonable. Intermodal freight can be very affordable in Illinois. Chicago freight rates are very affordable when shipping inbound due to the larger quantities of freight shipping in the outward direction. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Illinois can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.