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.
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.