Freight Pricing - Transparent Rates for Shipping with FR8Star


Let’s look at an example:

Samantha wants to ship a CAT CP-563 from Iowa to Indiana. After providing info about her equipment, she chooses the FR8Star price lock rate of $2,300. Within 24 hours, FR8Star connects her with John, who will haul her load.

$1,500 John's linehaul
$500 permits, pilot cards, and 3rd-party costs
$300 15% FR8Star transaction fee
$2,300 total Samantha pays
John gets paid $2,000 instantly at drop off

Carriers Get:

  • 100% FREE access
  • Paid in full at drop-off (no fees or factoring)
  • Keep 100% of your pay (linehaul + permits)
  • Get alerts for loads matching your preferences
  • Fully transparent load details
  • Shipper direct load postings
Samantha’s freight arrives safely

Shippers Get:

  • Free, instant freight rate with itemized costs
  • Automated paperwork and payment processing
  • Manage all your freight in one place
  • Expert logistics support through delivery
  • Easily integrated with,,, and more
  • Peace of mind with reliable and insured carriers

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 and is applied to total shipper costs. If you choose the convenience of Price Lock to book shipping instantly, the fee is still 15%.

FR8Star is 100% FREE for carriers.

How are freight costs and permits calculated using the Freight Rate Calculator?

Permits, pilot cars, bucket trucks, high-pole cars, etc. are calculated using permit data from each State Department of Transportation.
Line haul estimates are generated via our proprietary rating engine based on industry data sources and our marketplace transaction data.

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?

Carriers moving FR8Star loads choose from the following payout options:

  • Comchek® Mobile (Instant payout upon receipt of POD)
  • ACH bank transfer (2-4 days after receipt of POD)
  • Paper check (mailed after receipt of POD)
  • Comdata Express Code (Instant payout upon receipt of POD)

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.

How do I reach FR8Star?

Call us at (855) 556-6622

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