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Tennessee freight rates Shipping freight in and out of Tennessee is mostly impacted by the lumber market. During the fall, lumber and Christmas trees in the area tend to raise freight rates. In Tennessee, there is a lot of intermodal freight activity, so shipping freight by rail out of Tennessee may be the cheapest option. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Tennessee can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.

Alabama freight rates Outbound Alabama truckload rates in the summer are increased due to the high demand of trucks to ship agricultural products. Alabama's freight industry revolves around agriculture including poultry, cattle, plants, corn and industrial products such as steel and iron. Inbound Alabama truckload freight rates during the very hot summer are generally cheaper than any other time. Due to the nature of LTL freight pricing, seasonality doesn’t usually affect Alabama freight cost. LTL freight rates in Alabama are generally average to high when compared to other states, mostly due to lower volume and consumption. There is one major port in Alabama, useful for shipping freight internationally, the Port of Mobile. The ease and cost of shipping into or out of Alabama can be heavily based on proximity to major metro areas.