A carrier lane can also be referred to as a freight lane, shipping lane, or trucking lane. In each case, the lane refers to the route routinely served by the carrier. Establishing lanes to operate eliminates waste for LTL carriers, large retail trucking operators, and independent operators. Operating in a carrier lane is much more cost-effective in contrast to attempting to serve everyone everywhere with the same fleet of vehicles.
Independent Operators Lanes
Independent operators are also referred to as independent truckers. They carry partial truckload and full truckload loads within their fixed lanes. Setting up lanes allows these independent operators to promote themselves better, given that they are always carrying cargo in their lane.
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Regional LTL Carrier Lanes
Most carrier lanes operate nationally. There are, however, a few LTL carriers that serve a specific region of the country where they have set up lanes. One of the key benefits of working with a freight broker is that they operate with regional and national carriers. There are cases when you can save money by hiring a regional carrier's services that are operating its lane effectively.
National LTL Carriers
National LTL carries to set up freight lanes that work within given regions and long haul carrier lanes that transcend those regions and transport freight a great distance. A shipment may begin with the carrier's regional lane and be shifted to a hub. It is at this point that a long-haul truck picks it to transport it across the country.
What Factors Determine the Development of Lane Price?
In developing their lane pricing, carriers take into account various factors. These include:
The logistics industry operates similarly to other industries because it is subject to supply and demand laws. Cargo usually costs more to transport when everyone is searching for space on trucks. When that demand reduces, carrier lane pricing usually decreases with waning demand. At the moment, carrier lane rates are minimal owing to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
As the price of fuel increases, carriers are usually forced to increase their lane rates. As fuel cost decreases, the benefits are passed down to the shipper through a fuel cost component that carriers incorporate into their pricing schemes. These fluctuations can directly affect carrier lane pricing.
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Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Brian Goncharsky is the Fort Lauderdale, FL branch manager. He specializes in moving oversize loads, semi trucks, and more. Brian leads by example and always makes sure that his clients have the best shipping experience possible. He is a highly experienced transport agent ready to take on any shipment.Brian Goncharsky Branch Manager
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
Sam Duncan is proof that one can love coming in to work! Sam always comes in to the office with the positive energy required to get the job done and he’s never too busy to take or return a phone call to ensure customer satisfaction. Native Floridian that grew up in Miami so he's used to the fast pace hussle.Sam Duncan WPB, FL Branch Manager