Advantages of Instant Online Freight Quotes for Business
[Updated November 2023]
Working with just one carrier can be pretty costly. A single carrier cannot have the best pricing on all possible lanes, it’s just not possible (no matter what they say!).
Working with multiple carriers is the smartest way to handle shipping for businesses. However, you can end up waiting for hours, days and even weeks to get responses from many carriers, or you could spend hours on hold waiting to get a single quote without easy ability to compare with what other carriers offer and this way of handling business, is neither cost-effective nor time-efficient.
You will save both time and money by getting your freight quotes online. With Freightera you can get freight quotes in as little as 15 seconds once you’ve entered your shipments information.
What you need
- Pickup location postal or zip code;
- Delivery location postal or zip code;
- Name of the commodity being shipped;
- Packaging type;
- Dimensions and weight per item;
Generally, the above information is the same information you’d need to give to your carrier or freight broker. Since you’d need all of this info anyway, waiting for responses and phone holds is just time that can be better spent elsewhere. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond to ensure you can enter this information into one place and get multiple carrier freight rate options for your shipping needs in seconds.
Naturally, most of the time you don’t only want the cheapest carrier, but the most reliable one as well. Research on your carrier options can take up precious time and can be pretty tedious. This is why we’ve done the research for you.
Freightera’s online quoting system also provides additional information about each carrier such as their modes of transportation, CO2 emission savings, speed, reliability, etc. This leaves you only with the job of choosing the option that best suits you.
Everything in one place
Sifting through your emails, looking for the best rate for that one lane you received from you-don’t-quite-remember-whom. Wouldn’t be great to keep that quote history or a favorite quotes selection for later use? Freightera’s online quoting platform allows for that and more. All shipping documentation like BOLs, POs, and shipping labels is automatically generated. There is an address book to keep your pickup and delivery contacts and addresses.
Get rates in seconds and have them saved in your quote history or save specific lanes as your favorites, further shortening the process the next time around.
We understand that most people look for freight rates at work, for work, which means that time is the most valuable thing you have and need. This is also the reason why our system offers everything from rates, invoices, shipping experts, online tracking, and everything but the kitchen sink in one place.
On top of all that, when you book a shipment with Freightera, your rate is protected by our Rate Defense™ program designed to shield you from any unfair surprise charges by carriers. Not only will you get the best rate in the fastest way possible, but it will also be protected from any potential shady practices you could encounter elsewhere.
Tired of waiting? Register with Freightera for free and get quoting now and see for yourself why online quoting and shipping makes life easier.