[Guest Post]: A New Way to Look at LTL Pricing

Posted by Christopher Adkins with ArcBest®

If you’re an experienced LTL shipper, you’re familiar with contract rates and published pricing. While this approach makes sense if you have recurring shipments and need the benefits published rates provide, it isn’t the best option for every business. Some need more flexibility. Now there’s an innovative solution available that allows just that — the ability to get LTL rates quickly, without requiring you to negotiate pricing.

ArcBest® is excited to offer Dynamic Pricing on domestic and Canadian cross-border LTL shipments. This new solution gives customers fast, simple, competitive rates, without having to negotiate a published price. It’s great for cost-conscious shippers who want the reliability ABF Freight® provides. With our Dynamic Pricing technology, we’ll give you the best rate instantly — by looking at the characteristics of each individual shipment and available capacity in the ABF Freight® network at the time of the shipment.

Because it’s our goal to make it easier for you to do business, we’ve simplified the quote process for Dynamic Pricing, too. Shippers can request quotes online or through API, and that includes integration with Freightview. To make it even more simple, class and NMFC item numbers are not required, and if special services are provided at the time of the quote, they’re included in the all-in rate.

If your shipments qualify for Dynamic Pricing, it’s easy to get started. All you need is an ArcBest account number and an arcb.com login credentials. Register for an account today.

Join Freightview and Nate Ross, VP of Sales West, from ArcBest® for a webinar on October 30th at 2:00PM CST. We'll talk freight automation, Dynamic Pricing, and open the discussion for questions. Reserve your spot today.