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If you are not using a computer comparison program to route your LTL freight, it IS costing you money.

Common ways freight is routed include:
  • Map: Decide by state which carrier gets which freight.
  • Freebies: The carrier who supplies the most perks.
  • Random (Dartboard): Having no system at all.
  • Customer choice: But you pay the freight.
  • History: "We've always used these carriers."
And some reasons these are costing you money:
  • Map: We have six pages of examples of how no one carrier has the best rate or service, even within a city.
  • Freebies: With a rating system, you will be able to see if freebies are costing your company money.
  • Random: Carriers have no reason to give you their best discount, they get freight anyway.
  • Customer choice: While 'the customer is always right,' most will be willing to work with you if can show them the cost savings.
  • History: Long term and personal relationships are very important, but at what cost? Carrier's rates change every year, and while the carriers take the same AVERAGE increase, it may greatly effect the ACTUAL zip codes you ship to.
Also, putting all your carriers on a single rate base could be costing you money...
  • No carrier / rate base has the lowest base rates on all zip codes, all freight classes and all weight breaks.
  • Each carrier has it's unique lane costs, forcing them on your rate base can effect your discount.
WEIGHT ZIP
3500# ###38
SPREAD $260.26
Midland LTL carrier
D/1
$371.00
Advanced United Ltl rates
D/1
$387.24
Smith's Halmark of service
D/1
$393.26
Holms rates and surcharges
D/2
$393.40
Jones truck lines inc
D/1
$393.68
ANR Advanced Transprotation
D/2
$404.88
Preton the 151 line
D/1
$412.02
Interstate ltl rates and accesiorial charges
D/2
$412.30
Northwest Trasnport
D/1
$428.40
McLean Trucking
D/1
$436.05
PIE Pacific Intermodal Express
D/1
$436.05
Carter and Sons LTL rates and surcharges
D/2
$532.00
Century ltl rates and fuel surcharges.
D/
$631.26

Note: We have chosen not to use current carriers logo's on our website as these are examples only and we do not want to show any one carrier being better (or worse) than others.
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Rates / Service:
A common way to try and get 'control' of carrier rates is to put all carriers on the same rate base. Pick any carrier on any of these pages as your 'single rate base', then look at each example and see how doing so would cost you money.

The following examples show how carriers rates and service vary by area.
...as you look at the placement of these carriers. Note that...
Within a City
Rural
Local
Longhaul
by Discount
by Freight Class
by Wt Break
  • SERVICE - Many times, the carrier with the best service does not have the best rates.
  • "Midland" is your lowest carrier for TN, your highest for MA, and somewhere between for the other areas.
  • "Advanced" is second in TN, and drops as low as 11th in other areas.
  • Rates vary by over $40 for this shipment between the two lowest carriers to TX.



(We have highlighted "Carter & Sons" on each page so that it is easier to follow at least one of the carriers. If they are not shown it means that point is not serviced direct.)
Rates shown are all 2002 rates, with the exact same discount (only the logos have been changed).
From:
TN
To: TN
Rural
WEIGHT CLASS
3500# 70
SPREAD $260.26
Midland tariff rates
D/1
$371.00
Advanced rating system
D/1
$387.24
Smith's rules tariff rates
D/1
$393.26
Holms class exception rates
D/2
$393.40
Jones skid rates
D/1
$393.68
ANR pallet rates
D/2
$404.88
Preston flat rates
D/1
$412.02
Interstate percentage rates discounted
D/2
$412.30
NW FAK rates
D/1
$428.40
McLean ltl rating
D/1
$436.05
PIE truckload rates
D/1
$436.05
Carter local cartage rates
D/2
$532.00
Century new ltl rates.
D/
$631.26
From:
TN
To: MA
Suburb
WEIGHT CLASS
3500# 70
SPREAD $217.00
American point to point rates
D/3
$653.38
Quast lane based rates
D/3
$659.68
Smith lane rating
D/4
$672.28
forway new rate base
D/4
$695.80
NW current rate base
D/2
$696.36
Holms exception rates
D/3
$715.82
century call before delivery
D/
$718.48
Advanced residential delivery charge
D/3
$734.58
Crouse liftgate delivery charges
D/4
$743.40
Midland lift gate service charge.
D/2
$870.38
From:
TN
To: CA
Rural
WEIGHT CLASS
3500# 70
SPREAD $384.72
Holms construction site accesorial charges
I/0
$808.64
Carter ferry charges
D/5
$915.88
CCC inside delivery charges
D/5
$939.12
century setup rates
I/0
$943.04
Quast high value delivery area charges
I/0
$957.74
American high value delivery rates
I/0
$986.86
Advanced three digit zip code rates
D/4
$996.80
Forway current rate base
I/0
$1,037.40
Midland RBN rate base number
D/4
$1,057.56
Interstate fuel weekly surcharge.
D/6
$1,193.36
From:
TN
To: CA
City
WEIGHT CLASS
3500# 70
SPREAD $480.06
Holms DOE fuel surcharge
D/5
$884.52
Carter rate comparison shipment
D/5
$990.50
For Way logistics rates
D/5
$999.88
Crouse current rate base
D/5
$1,051.68
Midland rater base
D/3
$1,069.18
American Freigtht forwarders
D/5
$1,071.56
Advanced rating system data
D/4
$1,103.06
Century software system rates
D/
$1,121.12
Interstate rates plus haz mat charges.
D/4
$1,364.58
From:
TN
To: TX
City
WEIGHT CLASS
3,500# 70
SPREAD $248.36
Holms charges plus hazardous materials costs
D/2
$481.74
Midland rates and COD charges
D/2
$543.48
Preston collect on delivery shipment
D/2
$637.14
Fore way prepaid shipment
D/3
$638.54
NW freight collect shipment
D/2
$645.40
ANR pickup or delivery
D/2
$652.26
Carter and sons ferry service
D/3
$656.18
American freight MC shipment
D/3
$657.44
Interstate minimum charge shipments
D/2
$672.00
Crouse flat minimum charge shipment.
D/3
$680.12
advanced single shipment rate.
D/2
$683.48
Quast single shipment rate.
D/3
$693.98
Century Motor Private Residence charges.
D/
$730.10
 
(due to how few carriers service this rural California area, interline carriers are shown at the same discount as the direct carriers. Generally a lesser discount will apply to interline shipments.)
 
 
 
 



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