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How Instant Freight Quotes Are Calculated
运费报价是根据您提供的信息估计运费的成本, including pickup and delivery location, date, and commodity type. 运费报价作为托运人和承运人或经纪人之间的一项协议，他们将试图以该费率服务的运费. The best partners provide accurate, 最终发票与初始报价相匹配的美元运费报价.
托运人可以得到各种商品和设备类型的运费报价，包括 full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. 大多数FTL即时货运报价为干货车，冷藏或平板卡车.
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Why Use Online Freight Quote Calculators?
Online freight quote calculators help shippers get their freight moving, fast. Previously, 企业将不得不打电话或发邮件给他们的每一个运营商和经纪人合作伙伴，要求报价, 等待对方的回复，然后反复协商，最后确定一个合理的价格. With the dawn of new logistics technologies, specifically digital freight networks 还有技术匹配，许多公司现在都在网上提供即时运费报价. These freight rates are calculated via computer algorithms, and give shippers a guaranteed, instantly bookable rate.
How Are Freight Costs Calculated?
Every provider has a different way of calculating the cost of freight, although they often use some combination of the date, weight and lane to determine a rate. According to MIT Supply Chain Management在美国，传统运营商的报价是基于基本的成本加成本模式. Digital freight networks like Convoy use machine learning (ML) to take a more comprehensive quote to generate accurate freight prices.
Convoy’s machine learning models analyze millions of data points, including historical shipment records, real-time volume, capacity indicators, seasonality shifts, shipment time of day, macroeconomic factors, regional carrier density, carrier quality, and more. By using ML for freight pricing, 车队能够立即响应投标请求，并产生代表公平的费率, accurate reflection of the freight market.
How Do I Get A Freight Quote Calculated?
Getting a freight quote is easy, 大多数在线运费计算器只是要求您输入提货和交货地点和日期，并将为您提供即时报价. 您可以通过添加额外信息(如重量)来提高这些报价的准确性, commodity type and accessorials.
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Three Questions to Ask About Your Online Freight Quote
Many carriers and brokers now offer quotes through online freight calculators. While online quotes may show attractive prices up front, the final invoice may exceed the original online freight quote. 这里有一些考虑，以审查是否你看到的价格是你实际得到的价格.
Is this freight rate guaranteed?
一些货运公司通过使用定价模型来提供运费，但这种定价模型容易出错. For example, 当一个经纪人根据他们上周购买卡车的价格加上加价, 如果由于意外的需求激增而导致卡车载货率突然上升，他们可能很难坚持自己的报价.
我们曾听托运人说过，承运商和经纪人要求收取更高的运费, after they had already agreed upon a lower price. 一位客户说，他在与其他货运公司合作时，经历了比最初在线报价高出40%的涨价.
When calculating freight rates, 寻找基于实时数据和准确反映市场价格的供应商. Seek out carriers or brokers who guarantee coverage at the rate they quote.
车队使用先进的技术，以最新的市场信息定价. Once we make an offer, we don’t reprice our quote. Since we stand by our original prices, 我们的客户从来不会对报价和他们的发票之间的差异感到惊讶.
Will the carrier or broker give back or fall-off the load?
当您预订您的在线发货，确保供应商是保证覆盖它. A carrier or broker may have a driver available, but if that driver falls off, they might come back to you and return the load. 这会导致最后一分钟争抢保险，通常意味着你要支付多得多的费用.
Unfortunately, 大多数货运公司在报价时都不提供保险保障, leaving shippers shippers vulnerable to fall-off.
Convoy guarantees coverage for every load we bid on. 我们庞大的航母基地和我们的技术使我们能够以我们所报的价格保证负载覆盖. 这提供了一种其他大多数货运公司无法比拟的平和心态.
Will my shipment be serviced on time?
If the rate you see looks like a great deal, make sure the carrier or broker can service the shipment as agreed to. 运输团队中的每个人都知道跟踪丢失的货物和重新安排错过的约会所带来的头痛和浪费的时间. No one enjoys informing a customer that their shipment will be late.
Convoy offers 24/7 visibility into every load we arrange. We provide total transparency, from initial tender to final delivery, so you don’t have to waste time tracking down trucks. With shipment statuses that are accurate to the minute, 知道你的货物按时装运，你的运输团队就能更顺利地运作.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average rate per mile for hauling freight?
According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) the average trucking cost per mile in the U.S. was $1.65 in 2019. 然而，这个比率每月甚至每周都有很大的变化. This rate can be impacted by the current market conditions, popularity of the lane you are running, long-haul versus short-haul and other factors.
Download our Annual Freight Insights 2020 Report to see Convoy’s data about 2020’s historic logistics trends.
Why is LTL freight so expensive?
由于几个原因，LTL(少于卡车装载)货运比卡车装载更贵. LTL运输涉及更高的燃料消耗率，因为在运输过程中货物被运送到多个地点. Furthermore, LTL货物经常从一辆卡车转移到另一辆卡车，并在配送中心存放. The high touch nature of these loads adds to the cost of transportation. 由于这些原因，一些托运人选择移动他们的LTL货运作为满载卡车装运. Using full truckload can lower overall costs and provide a more predictable timeline.
What is the cheapest way to ship freight?
货运费用根据目前的市场状况有很大的差异, the type of goods being transported, and the pickup and dropoff points being serviced. 公路卡车运输通常是最经济的选择，因为燃料和运营成本比空运低得多，而且比多式联运更灵活.
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Carriers vary in quality and compliance, including their on-time-pickup and on-time-delivery, as well as their adherence to DOT standards. Some brokers maintain quality and compliance scorecards to determine which carriers meet specific standards. There are several questions to ask your freight broker 或第三方物流提供商了解他们如何管理合规风险和运营商安全标准.
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It’s not just about calculating freight quotes, you can also book your shipment on-demand at the rate you see. Just add shipment details and click “book shipment.“车队将匹配您的负载，我们的信誉电子赌钱下注数十万高质量的司机. 您可以通过我们的跟踪和跟踪功能实时跟踪您的发货进度.