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.
North Carolina freight rates Textiles and weather make North Carolina freight rates a bit trendier than other states. The Mid-Atlantic states in general are a bit harder to find truckload capacity, which can negatively affect truckload freight rates. The lumber industry can make freight shipping outbound North Carolina much more expensive during the fall than any other time. LTL freight rates can be more expensive in the rural areas of North Carolina and slightly above average in the more populated areas due to the factors listed above. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of North Carolina can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.