Why Do Shipping Rates Fluctuate?

Whether you have a professional in-house shipping specialist, handle the shipping for your business all on your own, or work with a logistics company, you will notice there is quite a large fluctuation in pricing, unless you are using flat rate containers, when it comes to your shipping rates. You can send a package to a location one day and then send an identical package to the same location a month later and pay very different shipping costs. So, why do shipping rates fluctuate?

Understanding Freight Logistics

Carriers are individuals who transport packages and freight from shippers to the places they need to go. A package may pass between several carriers on its way to its final destination. This is because carriers are driving all over the country, making several stops along the way. Each stop they make will give them the opportunity to trade some of their shipment with other carriers headed towards the final destination of that particular freight. This means, they are always changing the amount of freight they are carrying.

Carriers want to maximize the efficiency of their trucks between each stop. If they drop-off hundreds of pounds of freight, they will want to pick up more additional shipments that they can help reach their final destination. This means, it is in some case more advantageous for a carrier to offer reduced shipping costs in order to maximize their efficiency.

By working with a freight logistics company, we are able to correspond with carriers that are looking to fill their empty space at lower rates. This allows us the ability to lock-in the lowest shipping rates possible for our clients, every single time. These rates will still fluctuate according to factors such as the vacant space available by carriers along the path of the shipment.

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

At LNC Logistics we take several factors into consideration when pricing the cost of your freight shipments. The price of your shipping is not solely determined from the weight of your shipment. At LNC Logistics we work within a massive network of trucking shippers throughout North America, giving us the chance to match your freight to the most affordable carriers. By determining how much space these trucks have available, we are able to place your freight on the most affordable and direct route trucks. For an accurate and quick shipping quote for your freight, reach out to the team at LNC Logistics. We will ask you a series of questions to understand the size and needs of your freight before coming up with a fast and accurate freight shipping quote for you!

Are you still wondering Why Do Shipping Rates Fluctuate? Our team can help you to understand more about the benefits of working with a freight broker and how to still get the lowest rates available with price fluctuations.

Reduced Freight Shipping Costs

If you are looking for more affordable, simple, freight forwarding services you can count on? Our team of freight shipping experts can help get you the shipping solutions you are looking for today. There is no reason to continue working with a shipping company you are not fully satisfied with. With the expertise and knowledge to leverage the freight shipping market, LNC Logistics has what it takes to bring competitive pricing and capacity for flatbed, dry van, and LTL freight shipping.

Our logistics experts have dedicated several years to earn our reputation. We always strive for maximum customer satisfaction, and part of that means providing rate quotes fast. If you are in the Greater Houston area, Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Humble, or Livingston, contact the team at LNC Logistics to learn more about the services we provide and to lock in the most affordable shipping for your business today.


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