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.
Virginia freight rates Shipping freight in and out of Virginia is mostly impacted by the lumber market. During the fall, lumber and Christmas trees in the area tend to raise freight rates. In Norfolk, there is a lot of intermodal freight activity, so shipping freight by rail out of Virginia may be the cheapest option. Virginia LTL freight rates can be more expensive than other regions, especially the rural areas due to low volume. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Virginia can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.