There are a number of different ways that the cost of transporting freight can be calculated, with the method of transport and the freight type playing a role in it. Here’s a brief look at a few of the ways that transport costs can be calculated.
Czarlite – a pricing alternative used primarily with LTL shipping. Combined with Discounting to determine what percentage of the total shipment cost an individual shipper must pay.
Rate Per Mile – takes into account the distance being traveled and multiplies this by the base rate to arrive at a total cost.
Ease of Handling – a factor where the difficulty in moving the freight can have an impact on the final cost of the shipment.
Pallet Rate – a flat rate charged to move or store a single pallet of freight.