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.
West Virginia freight rates Shipping freight in and out of West Virginia is mostly impacted by the lumber market. During the fall, lumber and Christmas trees in the area tend to raise freight rates. In West Virginia there is a lot of intermodal freight activity, so shipping freight by rail out of West Virginia may be the cheapest option. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of West Virginia can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.