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.
South Dakota freight rates South Dakota freight shipping is not high volume due to the low consumption and small industry located there. However, it can be very affordable due to lower capacity and lower demand. South Dakota freight rates can be high in some very rural areas. This includes LTL freight and truckload freight. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of South Dakota can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.