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.
Mississippi freight rates Mississippi freight rates are higher in the summer months, especially outbound freight shipping, due to the agriculture and produce markets. When produce comes into season, trucks can be hard to find. A better time for shipping freight to Mississippi is during the summer. Mississippi has some under-populated areas that make LTL prices average to high in the state. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Mississippi can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.