How do I get a quote?

All you need to know about getting instant freight quotes online

1) Log into your Freightera account

Make sure to log in, or register if you don’t already have a shipping account.

We recommend that you sign up and log in before quoting. You’ll still be able to quote without being logged in by filling in the quoting information on the homepage, but you won’t be able to see the carrier information and the best price.

2) Choose your pick up location

In the ‘Pickup Location’ field, you can enter either the city or the postal/zip code, and a drop-down menu will appear, so you can click on the city for the pick up location:
Pick up location option on Freightera quoting page

3) Select the right location type

Click 'Choose...' and select the right location type from the drop down menu:
Location type option on Freightera quoting page

Choosing the right location type is essential to getting an accurate quote. Here is the list of what all location types are:

    • Business with Dock or Forklift: a business that has a dock or a forklift to load/unload. This location type does not require a tailgate/liftgate.
    • Business without Dock or Forklift: a business location that needs a tailgate/liftgate, or a forklift. Tailgate/Liftgate option is automatically checked off on the special handling list when this location type is selected:
      Tailgate-liftgate option on Freightera quoting page
    • Residential Area or Home Business: a location that needs a tailgate/liftgate, and is in a residential area. Tailgate/Liftgate option is automatically checked off on the special handling list when this location type is selected. Since residential locations almost never have docks or forklifts, selecting a Tailgate/Liftgate is essential.

      You may also want to select a Straight Truck under ‘Special Handling’ if your residential location is in a narrow street that cannot accommodate a 53’ truck.

    • Construction Site: usually a limited access location without a dock. Tailgate/Liftgate option shows up when this is selected. Please choose a Tailgate/Liftgate if you don’t have a dock/forklift at the location.
    • Carrier Terminal: you can choose to drop off your freight at the carrier terminal, and have it be shipped from there. This is a cost-effective option if your location is a business without a dock or a forklift, or a limited access location such as a farm.

4) Select all special handling services you need

Review the ‘Special Handling’ options and select all that apply to your shipment:
Special handling option on Freightera quoting page

If you don’t select all of the special handling options that you need, your quote will not be accurate.

5) Repeat for the delivery location

Follow the same steps for the delivery location.

6) Select the right type of truck

Choose between LTL, FTL, Flatbed, or Container
Quote type option on Freightera quoting page

7) Choose the pick up date

Select your pick up date in the calendar:
Pick up date option on Freightera quoting page
Please keep in mind that most quotes are valid for 30 days due to the fuel price fluctuation.

8) Write the shipment information

Fill in the quoting form with the description of goods, number of items, dimensions (length x width x height) in inches, weight per item in pounds, and class. Select ‘hazmat’ and ‘non-stackable’ if these apply to your shipment.

For brief explanations on what these options are, please hover your mouse cursor above them:
Hover over message example on Freightera quoting page
All information needs to be 100% accurate, so you would get an accurate quote.

9) If you need to add another item

To add another item with different dimensions or weight, click this button:
Add loads option on Freightera quoting page

10) If your load requires a temperature-controlled truck

Click ‘Temperature Control’ and select one of the options from the drop down menu.
Temp control option on Freightera quoting page

11) You’re done. Get your quote!

Click the green ‘Get a Quote’ button to see your quotes:
Quote form option on Freightera quoting page

12) Requote quickly and easily

Your quote will be saved in the system. Next time you quote, you’ll be able to find it under ‘My Quotes & Favorites’, and requote with a click of a button:
My Quotes & Favorites option on Freightera quoting page

If you have any questions, you can chat with us, call our super-friendly Client Care team at (800) 886-4870 Ext. 1 or at clientcare@freightera.com.

Happy Shipping!