Monthly Archives: December 2012

What would you like to read about in 2013?

We, at Freightquote, are dedicated to providing you the information, resources and stories you need to ship smarter. Please take a quick second to take the poll below and tell us what you’d like to hear more about in the coming year. We appreciate your input and look forward to providing you the best freight shipping resources in 2013.

Tis’ the season of limited transit days.


Below are transportation industry observed holidays and will not be counted as transit days.

  • Monday, December 24th
  • Tuesday, December 25th
  • Monday, December 31st
  • Tuesday, January 1st

KVC Adopt an Angel Program

Adopt and AngelThank you to the generous Freightquote employees who donated hundreds of toys, clothes and other “wish list” items to the 2012 KVC Adopt an Angel program. Through the kindness of these employees, 200 foster children in the Kansas City area will now have a brighter Christmas!

KVC is a private, not-for-profit organization providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education to children and families in the Kansas City area.

Oh, Christmas Tree! Oh, Christmas Tree! How did you get here anyway?

Pine TreeIt’s that time of year again where you can find a real Christmas tree for sale on almost every street corner. From the Boy Scouts and local churches to national hardware stores and large retailers, fresh, green trees are in abundance. But have you ever wondered how all these trees find their way to your town?

For many years, Freightquote has been called upon by some of the nation’s largest tree farms to transport the holiday essential all over the nation. Most of these farms are located in Oregon, Washington, California and North Carolina. They use our services because we understand what it takes to move a load like this. Shipping real trees by truckload is difficult to cover, with a lot of carriers simply refusing to move them. Trees are best moved by dry van or a refrigerated truck. Flatbed trucks should be avoided, as well as a shipment with three or more pickups and/or deliveries scheduled. We also make sure there will be delivery assistance for the driver so they aren’t stuck unloading up to 40,000 lbs. of Christmas trees by themselves. Not doing this would definitely get us on the naughty list!

Overall, we are proud of the work we do every year to ensure trees are delivered on time and in good shape. These seasonal shipments have landed all over the country. Who knows – maybe the tree in your home was transported by one of our carrier partners. Regardless, we hope you enjoy this holiday season and all the joy it delivers.