How are freight costs calculated?
Migway's rate calculator was developed with algorithms that would include factors into the calculation such as previous shipment history, current volume, capacity, and the location and time of your shipment.
Today's technology allows us to give an instant and fair quote on freight costs to our customers every time. And this is something we can stand behind.
Is this freight rate guaranteed?
At Migway, we understand that business is more about people and the relationships you build than freight shipping quotes and meeting the bottom line.
We are more interested in solidifying future business with you to create a lasting business relationship than taking extra off the top for ourselves on one shipment. We hope you see it the same way.
Will Migway give back or fall-off the load?
In today's industry, there is no fall-off guarantee in freight shipping. At least, that's what carriers would like you to think. With Migway, you will not find more talented individuals taking all operational measures and options needed to ensure that your shipment moves. We look out for our customers with an incomparable zeal and this includes your shipments. Let us show you what we mean.
Will my shipment be serviced on time?
Finding a good freight estimate to move your shipment is half the battle. The other half is ensuring it gets there on time. This is where Migway has created a name for itself - We Deliver. With 24/7 visibility, GPS tracking, and a team of highly professional and talented drivers and staff, Migway has created a tested system that works for us and our customers of many years let us know how happy they are knowing their shipments always arrive on time on a Migway truck.
What is the average freight rate per mile?
Because so many factors go into calculating a fair rate for customers, the average rate per mile to move freight can be all over the place depending on location, season, and current market conditions. Migway does not look to be the cheapest carrier option for your freight but instead focuses on providing you a business solution that removes extra headaches and helps you to focus on what is going to move your business forward.
What is a FTL shipment?
FTL is an acronym used in the industry that stands for "full truckload." FTL shipments are your shipments that require a carrier to dedicate the entire space of their equipment solely to making sure it gets to its destination.
On the other hand, an LTL, or "less than truckload," shipment is what is used to refer to shipments smaller than an FTL and allows for multiple LTL shipments to be transported on a carrier's equipment. Which service you require depends on your shipping needs. Shipments that require direct transportation and unique care should move as FTL shipments to minimize the transit time and to increase the safety of your shipments.
What is the cheapest way to ship freight?
The cheapest way to ship freight usually means not the safest or most reliable method of shipping. Though ground transit is more beneficial to your bottom line than air transit, scouting the cheapest option via ground transit can leave your cargo on the trailer of a carrier that is not concerned about safety or does not obey DOT regulations. This is why Migway looks to provide our customers peace of mind at a fair price.
What are some important factors to consider, besides price, when evaluating a freight quote?
Agreeing on a rate is the simple part. Ensuring your products arrive safely on time once you've released your cargo will depend on the carrier's reputation, safety practices, and hours of service. This is why 3PL providers and freight brokers build scorecards for carriers to ensure that the transit is finished once and done and to prevent fall-offs and return trips to shippers because a driver/shipper did not secure the load.