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.
New Mexico freight rates New Mexico freight shipping, especially truckload, is affected by the early produce season as well as intermodal movements across the Southwest. The produce market during the spring and summer months make freight shipping to New Mexico cheaper than leaving. The rural areas of New Mexico can be harder to find capacity due to low volume, but the freight rates are definitely affordable. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of New Mexico can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.