You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 

Let me go through the different types of flatbeds and how we can determine what an overall rate for a shipment should cost.  This information should be used as a base line and not an actual rate.

Mileage is the factor in your total cost, however not all freight lanes cost the same. Cost also depends on freight volumes in and out of the area you choose.  Texas and Florida for example consumes more than it produces so there is more freight going into Florida and Texas then are coming out of Florida and Texas.  So, it costs more to ship a truck into Florida or Texas then out.  Most Brokers and Truckers use and online program like Power DAT as guide to assist with state to state rate costs that include fuel and tolls. 

 

You should know what's involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 
You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment.

 

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Is Flatbed Shipping for Transportation Brokers?

A broker considering Flatbed Hauling can grow quite a business with great opportunities in the trucking business. There are so many diversified loads that require special attention, oversize transportation, heavy haul transportation and others. These loads require a knowledgeable staff to make sure the laws are followed state by state.

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