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.
Montana freight rates Montana, one of the largest states in the U.S., can be a little more expensive to ship freight into due to a high percentage of rural area and lack of manufacturing. The agriculture industry, like potatoes and cattle, keep the intra freight rates reasonable and predictable. Intermodal may not be the best option when shipping to or from Montana since there are numerous areas far from a close railway. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Montana can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.