Arizona freight rates Arizona freight rates are substantially affected by the produce market. Outbound freight can be expensive in the spring, summer and even fall months due to the warmer desert climate which creates a longer growing season. Products arriving from Mexico can also affect freight rates in Arizona. Arizona is a medium consumption state, so LTL freight rates are relatively cheap due to a moderate amount of freight moving in the state. There are numerous unpopulated desert areas, so shipping to those zip codes can be high cost. The copper industry is strong and with major railroad access, intermodal freight rates are reasonable. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Arizona can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.
Alabama freight rates Outbound Alabama truckload rates in the summer are increased due to the high demand of trucks to ship agricultural products. Alabama's freight industry revolves around agriculture including poultry, cattle, plants, corn and industrial products such as steel and iron. Inbound Alabama truckload freight rates during the very hot summer are generally cheaper than any other time. Due to the nature of LTL freight pricing, seasonality doesn’t usually affect Alabama freight cost. LTL freight rates in Alabama are generally average to high when compared to other states, mostly due to lower volume and consumption. There is one major port in Alabama, useful for shipping freight internationally, the Port of Mobile. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Alabama can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.