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North Carolina freight rates Textiles and weather make North Carolina freight rates a bit trendier than other states. The Mid-Atlantic states in general are a bit harder to find truckload capacity, which can negatively affect truckload freight rates. The lumber industry can make freight shipping outbound North Carolina much more expensive during the fall than any other time. LTL freight rates can be more expensive in the rural areas of North Carolina and slightly above average in the more populated areas due to the factors listed above. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of North Carolina can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.

Louisiana freight rates Louisiana features great truckload rates due to its high traffic port located in southern Louisiana. This port is located on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is one of the largest volume shipping ports in the western hemisphere. LTL freight, international freight and intermodal rail freight are cost effective and large in volume. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Louisiana can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.