Calculate freight and transportation costs online
With the transport cost calculator of Cargoboard you can calculate your forwarding costs online in the fastest way and compare the transport options. In contrast to classic forwarding agencies, you will immediately receive a price quote for your truck transport costs. For an initial price orientation, our transport cost calculator needs only a few pieces of information.
First, enter the appropriate locations or zip codes for pickup and delivery and be taken to our Cargoboard platform. There you can specify the type of packaging, dimensions and weight of the goods to be transported and you will receive a non-binding price.
Pay freight costs
After calculating the cost of transport for trucks and sprinters, many customers are interested in what payment options are available. We offer all our customers credit card as well as PayPal, instant bank transfer and direct debit as payment methods. Registered customers also have the option to settle their payment by invoice.
Registered customers of the Cargoboard platform have many advantages:
- Possible special conditions
- Payment by invoice
- Detailed presentation of the previous shipment histories
- Easy access to shipment tracking
- Creation of templates for frequent transport routes (pick-up locations, destinations, etc.)
Cargoboards transport cost calculator
With the Cargoboard price calculator you save time and money. We provide you with a shipping quote – without the need for extensive research beforehand, putting you on hold and bogging you down in emails. All we need from you is the starting point and destination, the weight and dimensions of the cargo. You will be shown directly our different offers for comparison. This way you can quickly determine which type of transport suits your request and book it directly.
At Cargoboard we offer 3 types of transport. In general cargo transport individual cartons, packages or pallets are transported. The limit of general cargo transportation is 6 pallets. If you want to ship more than 6 pallets, our LTL transports are the right choice for you. LTL stands for “Less than Truckload” and describes our part-load transports. Partial loads make sense when you need to ship more than 6 pallets, but the shipment is not enough for a whole truck. Partial loads are cheaper than FTL transports because you share the cost of the truck with other shippers. FTL transports or even full loads become necessary when you need the full loading area of the truck.
View and compare our prices free of charge and without obligation. With our dedicated customer service and our established and experienced partner company CargoLine, we offer you an excellent logistics network.
Calculate transport costs: This is what you should pay attention to
When calculating transport costs, it also depends on the type of transport. Cargoboard offers general cargo and bulky goods transport as well as partial loads up to full loads on Euro pallets or one-way pallets.
Customers can thus have cargo of almost any type, size and weight transported. Even dangerous goods are possible!
Especially for new customers who have little experience with freight forwarders, the topic of packaging also plays a major role. We recommend that you do not skimp on this.
Please note that you must take into account your choice of packing material when specifying weight and size. For example, if you want to ship a Euro pallet or bulky goods, you need to take into account the weight and size of the pallet when calculating the truck transportation cost to get the exact cost for your shipment.
How do you calculate dimensions and weight?
You send a packed machine with the size 100 cm (length), 60 cm (width) and 80 cm (height). The weight is 250 kg. You decide on a Euro pallet for the packaging material and place the machine centrally on the pallet.
In the price calculator you must now enter the basic dimensions of the Euro pallet (120 cm x 80 cm), as the machine does not protrude on the Euro pallet. The height of a Euro pallet is approx. 15 cm and must be calculated to the height of the machine. Thus, the height to be entered in the price calculator is 95 cm. Finally, the weight of the Euro pallet must also be added to the machine weight. On average, a Euro pallet weighs about 25 kg. Thus, the chargeable weight is 275 kg.
What factors influence transportation costs?
Some factors play an important role in the calculation of their freight costs.
- The transport route can have a great impact on the price. It’s not just about the kilometers driven. Depending on the area passed through and in which region pick-up and destination are located, prices may vary. In the case of freight forwarders, for example, very short trips are relatively expensive. The reason for this is the high fixed costs. The provision of truck and driver:in are costs that are more significant for short trips.
- Transport goods: Dangerous goods or harmless pallet goods? The type of goods transported also plays a role in the calculation. With Cargoboard, for example, the shipping of dangerous goods in general cargo shipments is free of charge.
- Depending on the selected type of transport could also shorten the transport time. Those who book a full load or direct shipment usually pay more than for a consolidated load, which, however, takes longer to travel.
- Depending on conditions at the loading and unloading point , the price may also vary. Our trucks usually have a lift and a pallet truck in the luggage, so that the loading of most consignments of goods is not a problem. However, if you are shipping pallets that weigh more than 1000 kg, a ramp, forklift or crane will be needed to load the goods. The loading method used will affect what type of truck we send to you.
Special conditions for your transport costs
Save transport costs through regular shipping
We will gladly deposit special conditions for your forwarding shipment on our platform. You can benefit from attractive discounts for as few as five shipments per month.
Request special conditions
Contact us via our form. After you provide us with the required information, we will submit you individual special conditions. If you agree to this, we will store your conditions in your Cargoboard customer account. This way you can request your individual shipping costs uncomplicated and around the clock and book the transport immediately.