4 Tips On Shipping Your Product

4 of 5

By Road

Trucking, the most common method of transport in the United States, especially for raw materials and consumer goods, is seeing a rise in prices. Due to new safety standards and restrictions, which could potentially put 20 to 30 percent of truckers out of work, fewer trucks are available, forcing carriers to compensate for the reduction in equipment. Trucking rates depend on the weight and the distance traveled, but expect a coast-to-coast trip to cost anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000.