How to Get a Freight Quote

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Getting a freight quote should be easy, but there is more involved than merely entering the weight and size of your shipment in a freight carrier’s website.

It’s important to provide accurate information when requesting a freight quote. Otherwise, you risk paying more for your shipment due to unexpected service and fuel charges.

Gather details about your shipment such as:

  • Type of freight including container types such as pallets, crates, or barrels
  • Type of goods to determine the proper classification code
  • Shipment value for freight insurance costs and requirements
  • Size and weight
  • Special handling requirements including pickup and delivery requirements like location, liftgate, refrigeration truck, or hazardous materials
  • Point of origin and destination
  • Delivery speed detailing when the shipment needs to be delivered

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With your freight details in hand, decide where to get your freight quote. You can request a freight quote directly from freight carriers, third-party logistics companies, or online freight exchanges.

Once you receive your freight quotes it’s time to compare them. This is where it gets complicated–sorting through the complex details of each to make the best selection.

Freight shipping is important to the long-term success of your business. It impacts customer satisfaction and your bottom line. So, you want to be sure you’re getting the best value for your freight spend by considering rates, support, and service.

A freight shipping partner like BlueGrace Logistics simplifies the process of getting a quote and selecting the one that best meets your requirements.

Our knowledgeable freight experts guide you through the freight quote process. They ensure every detail is included so you receive an accurate freight quote so there are no unpleasant surprises on your invoice.

Our extensive freight shipping network helps you contain freight costs and keep your customers happy, giving you a competitive advantage.

Our Self-Service BlueShip TMS streamlines communications and allows you to access real-time shipment details for easy tracking.

Get a freight quote from BlueGrace Logistics to get the most value from your freight spend.

See how your business can leverage technology to optimize your logistics.

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The BlueShip® Platform

LTL Rating

Simplify your LTL with the proprietary BlueShip Rating Engine built for speed, accuracy, and performance. This LTL rating engine delivers thousands of rates in seconds through a single instance platform - so you can quote with confidence. As an open platform, it allows for an easy and accessible API with a software development kit available.

Multi-Modal Support

Built on a modern tech-stack with software products designed to support an increasing amount of transportation and modes. Full truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, temperature controlled, flatbed, intermodal and more. BlueShip TMS is designed with flexibility and customization to support multiple modes and multiple integrations that provide the highest level of visibility across your supply chain.

Freight Tracking and Visibility

Having complete visibility to your freight is a necessity. With the BlueShip platform, you'll have access to built-in tracking, making it effortless to see where your freight is, every step of the way.

Predictive Analytics, Actionable Data & Meaningful Insights

BlueShip drives value through understanding, comprehending, and visualizing your logistics network data. Based on highly clean and accurate data, this gives you deep visibility across your supply chain. It allows for AI and machine learning, as well as predictive and prescriptive decision support analytics to build resilience, prepare for disruption and increase operations efficiency.

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