With so many different
freight forwarders on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones
to choose. The most time and cost saving option would be to use
the OneEntry freight shipping cargo quote request form
to receive several quotes after which there are several industry
measurements that you can use to judge which one is right for
- first consideration, especially for longer distance shipments,
is the delivery schedule and the number of times the package
will be interlined (i.e. whether your shipment will be delivered
through several shipping companies)
- the second is a shipping company's delivery record - does the
firm regularly deliver goods on time?
- a final area to discuss is the freight company's claims to
damage ratio. This ratio measures the percentage of revenue paid
out in claims for problems caused by loss, damage or theft.
Calculating Shipping Costs
Establishing the cost of delivery
for LTL or Less than Truckload (Less TL) (shipments is much more
complex than for small packages. In addition to the weight of the shipment
and the distance it must travel, you must also state a shipping
classification. Shipments are classified on a scale from 50
to 500, according to a package's density, value, fragility,
and storage requirements, with higher numerical ratings indicating
higher per pound transportation costs.
Ask your freight shipping company for further
information once you have submitted a quote for cargo freight shipping
Submit an online freight shipping cargo quote request now!