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