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Freight Cost

It is the ultimate cost incurred in shipping your cargo from its pick-up point to its final destination.

How to Control Freight Shipping Costs

Have your own accessories, including packaging materials. This is a cheaper option than having your shipping company provide them for you.

Do enough due diligence and choose the most reliable shipping company. With a professional and reliable shipping partner such as Heavy Equipment Transport, you are guaranteed quality yet cost-effective services. Your freight will move quickly, efficiently, and safely reducing the unnecessary delays and damages. Our fleet is regularly serviced and maintained to keep them in their best shape, thereby preventing unnecessary breakdowns during the shipping process. Besides, our professional team of experts is knowledgeable of the best routes to various destinations, which reduces the shipping mileage and ultimate freight cost.

Several variables affect the ultimate cost for your freight. They include:

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Factors Affecting Freight Costs

Fuel Costs - It is one of the main components of the freight shipping cost model. Fuel charges are constantly changing, which means that the ultimate freight cost charged on a customer depends on the fuel prices at that season. If the fuel prices are low, that translates to a reduced maritime and road transport cost for the customer. However, if the fuel prices are high, the customer will have to pay more for the shipping process.

Freight Density and Volume - Essentially, freight with lower densities occupy a larger space and are therefore placed in the higher class translating to a higher shipping cost. On the other hand, higher-density cargo has a lower classification and, therefore, a lower freight cost.

Factors Continued

Labor Requirement - Ideally, shipping larger loads comes with more labor requirements for loading and offloading processes, all part of the ultimate freight cost.

Extra Accessories - These are the additional materials and services required for efficient hauling services. From packaging materials, permits, and documentation, different loading and unloading equipment as well as escort services are consolidated and included in your invoice.

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