Understanding the transit time of freight or cargo being shipped can reduce confusion by both parties involved. Some times when individuals are shipping freight for the first time, the time it takes to deliver the cargo can seem too long or too quick. The time of transportation can largely be effected by the company you hired to move the freight. This means that if you received a quote that is too low for the distance of the trip it would be safe to say that your cargo load will sit at the pick up location until a carrier with an open spot can load it. Each spot on the carrier’s trailer represents a dollar value that must be meet to fund the expense of fuel and labor. This is one factor that is really the most important factor to consider while in the freight shipping process. If you are looking for the cheapest price to you’re your load from coast to coast and you need it done fast, there’s a good chance this transport will take longer then one that is paying more for the same route.