How to get a Container Drayage quote in the US?

Learn step by step how to obtain Container Drayage quotes through our TMS.

Quotes Drayage

Go to the left menu on your dashboard and click on the Quotes option, then select North America. A drop-down list will appear showing different options: LTL, Small Package, Drayage, FTL or Batch Quotes and select the Drayage option

Menu Drayage

 

Fill out the information required on the top section. Start by choosing the port or ramp, whether it is the origin or destination of your load. To do this, keep in mind that there will be a drop-down list with all the ports and ramps which have been previously saved in our system and where we can secure availability.

Drayage ports-ramps

 

Next step, select origin or destination from the drop-down list and continue to type the zip code and select the city from the drop-down list.

origin drayage

 

Please keep in mind that whenever you’re quoting drayage, one of the locations must correspond to a Port or ramp which must be on a 400-mile radius.

Once you’re done providing this information, move on to the section below

Type “1” on the QTY field and enter the total weight, which can be up to 44,000 lbs, and if the cargo is hazardous, make sure to check the HAZ box.

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After that, check the section below in case you need to add any accesorials or if you want to add the insurance.

Accesorials Insurance-1

Remember that to quote your insurance you should type your cargo value and the additional coverage you would like to add, whether it is the freight cost, or an additional 10% in case of loss profit, or both.

Once you are done, click on get rates and the system will display all the carrier options available.

For each carrier rate, you will be able to see a set of actions located on the right side:

  • On info, you will see the breakdown charges related to that specific rate.
  • The book option will allow you to book your shipment directly from our system.
  • And by clicking on the floppy disk, you can save the quote and send it to your email.

Actions quote

 

If you want to re-run a quote or if you want to look for your saved quotes, just go to the right menu, select the Reports option and then click on the Quotes sub menu.

 

Menu reports

 

Finally, remember that it’s really important to save your quote because only saved quotes will be valid for a month.

And please keep in mind that if you need to add an specific accessorial which is not available in the system or if you have a drayage project to quote, make sure to send your request to dray@lfs-inc.com.