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:
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.
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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Meet The Team
Here are just a few leading team memebers out of 80+ Specialists.
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
Jacob Mingledorff has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and is well versed on DOT regulations, oversize and super sized loads throughout the country. This wealth of knowledge has helped customers avoid serious issues on the road along with saving the client hundreds and even thousands of dollars.Jacob Mingledorff Logistics Coordinator
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