Understanding our Rating Structure
How to Understand J&R Hall’s Rating Structure
At J&R Hall Transport, we are proud to offer exceptional service in Ayr, Ontario, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and all points between. As part of this service, we believe in making it easy for you to choose your shipping options. That’s why it’s important to us to have a transparent rating structure.
We offer four different options when rating freight. These include:
1) Skid rates
This is the rate per skid, based on 4x4x8 skids, and a maximum of 2,000 lbs per skid. We use this method mainly for skidded freight and based on standard service.
2) Linear footage
This is the rate per linear foot used in the trailer, based on a maximum of 1,000 lbs per foot. We use this method for skidded and non-skidded goods, and based on irregular shaped skids or freight that’s unable to be transferred until the final destination.
3) Cubic weight
This rating structure is based on the density of the freight and the total cubic feet used in a trailer. We use the industry-standard for LTL carriers and it’s based on the commodity.
4) Rate per mile
We use a rate structure based on miles driven typically for truck load shipments.
There are also a variety of factors that influence freight rates, including:
- Weight of the shipments
- Density of the freight
- Distance to the destination
- Commodity being shipped
- Accessorial charges based on pickup/delivery requirements (residential, tailgate required, after-hours appointment required), special commodity (high-value, hazardous goods, heated service)
- Expectation of delivery of the goods (expedited service, team service)