By bringing shippers and carriers together with 100% transparent transactions, we can guarantee fair freight pricing and savings for everyone.
Shippers can easily book and manage freight
Here’s how it works: Sam’s Equipment Rental needs to move a CAT CP-563 from Des Moines, IA to Evansville, IN. The FR8Star Freight Rate Calculator estimates $456 in permits and $1,300 – $1,800 in carrier line haul to move the load.
Sam posts the CAT CP-563 to the FR8Star network, receives 3 carrier bids, and accepts a bid from John’s Trucking for $1,956.
Amount for permits, pilot cards and third-party costs
John’s Trucking linehaul
15% FR8Star transaction fee
*If shipper chooses to book instantly with price lock the fee is 15%
The total cost to
ship Sam’s load
Access to 40,000+
Seamless and secure
Instant freight rate
estimates before you book
Itemizations of all third
party costs per load
Carriers keep 100% of bids with instant pay at drop-off
Here’s how it works: John’s Trucking places an all-in bid for $1,956 on a load from Sam’s Equipment Rental to move a CAT CP-563 from Des Moines, IA to Evansville, IN. Sam accepts John’s bid and awards John’s Trucking the load.
permits and third-party costs
John gets instant pay
at drop-off upon receipt of POD
Access to premium OS/OW
and open deck loads
Transparent transactions –
Know what your shipper pays
Keep 100% of what
Get notified of loads
matching your preferences
Get paid instantly
when you submit POD
Free freight rate calculator
for third party costs
Includes permit fees, police escorts, fuel, etc.
FREE to use –
No fees or factoring
You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.
How does FR8Star's transparent pricing model work?
Our pricing is 100% transparent.
The FR8Star transaction fee is 15% of the total cost to transport a load. The transaction fee applies to all loads transacted on FR8Star.com and is applied to total shipper costs. If you choose the convenience of Price Lock to book shipping instantly, the fee is still 15%.
How are freight costs and permits calculated using the Freight Rate Calculator?
What is FR8Star's MC and DOT number?
FR8Star operates under MC 943310 and USDOT #3088455
How do I get paid for delivering a load?
Do I need to invoice FR8Star to get paid?
No, we will automatically pay out in full upon receiving POD, so there is no need to send an invoice.
How do I get paid for accessorials?
All accessorial claims must be verified with the shipper. We pass on 100% of all legitimate accessorial charges. Compliance with FR8Star terms and conditions are required to qualify for accessorial payouts.