Alaska freight rates Freight shipping rates in Alaska can sometimes be expensive due to the lack of roads and the sheer size of the state. Thankfully, most of the freight is located at the major port and in the cities. The Port of Anchorage is the major freight hub of the state. Freight rates leaving Alaska are almost always cheaper, especially refrigerated trucking rates, since most food is imported from the outside. LTL freight rates in Alaska are calculated on a stable tariff and do not usually increase or decrease based on seasonality. However, shipping less than truckload to Alaska is generally more expensive.
Massachusetts freight rates Massachusetts truckload rates tend to be higher going into the state than leaving it. The state is high consumption, so numerous goods need to be transported into the state - this decreases outbound freight rates due to a high availability of outbound trucks. Massachusetts has three major ports, the Boston location is one of the biggest in the U.S. Access to these ports and a major rail line make intermodal freight rates a great option. LTL freight is high in volume in the area so great LTL freight prices can be found easily. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Massachusetts can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.