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What you need for an accurate freight quote.



Do you need a freight quote?

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Do you need a freight quote?

 

Chances are when you are looking for an accurate freight quote, you don’t have a lot of time. And I’m guessing, you’ve been surprised, more than once, by the difference between the final invoice and the quoted rate.  

Here at AM Transport, we know you can’t afford that kind of sticker shock, so  we’re proud to provide our customers with fast, fair, and accurate freight quotes every time. 

How do we do this? After all, lots of variables affect how much it costs to move your freight. Simply put, the more we know, the better able we are to provide customers with a freight quote that won’t bust your budget.

 

Here’s what we need to provide you with an accurate freight quote.

 

Here at AMT, we don’t succeed unless you succeed, that’s why we’ve created a handy checklist. When you’re looking for a freight quote, here’s what you need to know. You can use this checklist with us (or with anyone else for that matter), and we guarantee with this information in hand, you’ll receive more accurate freight quotes every time.

 

Dry Freight

 

  • Shipping date?

 

  • Shipper/receiver hours and are appointments needed?

 

  • Weight?

 

  • Commodity?

 

  • Pallet count?

 

  • Hazmat/tanker endorsement?

 

Reefer Freight

 

  • Shipping date?

 

  • Temperature?

 

  • Shipper/receiver hours and are appointments needed?

 

  • Weight?

 

  • Commodity?

 

  • Pallet count?

 

  • Hazmat/tanker endorsement?

 

Flatbed

 

  • Shipping date?

 

  • Shipper/receiver hours and are appointments needed?

 

 

  • Weight?

 

  • Dimensions?

 

  • Tarps needed? If so what size–4’, 6’, 8’?

 

  • Commodity?

 

  • Equipment type needed. Can it load on a conestoga?

 

LTL

 

  • Origin city and zip code.

 

  • Destination city and zip code.

 

  • Specific commodity.

 

  • Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) of each pallet.

 

  • Weight of each pallet.

 

  • Number of pallets.

 

  • Stackable? (If you do not indicate whether or not it’s stackable, it will be quoted as stackable)

 

  • Any required accessorials? (delivery appointment, liftgate delivery, etc.)

 

Need a quote?

 

If you need a fair and accurate freight quote, call the folks at AM Transport today. With the necessary information, we’ll get your products on the road with the best carriers in the business. Don’t wait. Call us today.