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.
Texas freight rates Texas freight shipping is very active due to port shipping, agriculture, oil and heavy industry throughout the state. Heavy machinery moving on flatbed trucks is common throughout intra-Texas. LTL freight rates are affordable in and out of Texas due to high volume. Seasonality is not usually a factor on Texas freight rates except during the peak agricultural months. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Texas can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.