Freight Calculator: Estimate Rail Rates
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Within minutes get an estimate from the largest database of rail rates with our freight estimator and then sign up for Tratics to compare, analyze and manage your rail rates.
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What's Included in the Rail Rate Calculator
The Tratics calculator uses real freight data to calculate instant, all-in freight quotes, including any surcharges.
All rates, fees and surcharges for shipping by rail are included. The free calculation provides an all-in rail rate range - for exact rate offers, please contact us.

Intuitive rate benchmarking so you can determine what a rate should be. Our rail cost model helps you find where your negotiations should focus.

Make sourcing decisions with our Competitor Analysis tool. Decide which plants your products should ship from. Analyze large bids from all carriers in seconds.

Instant contract and tariff rate lookup for any railroad so every member of your organization is on the same page at all times.

Request rail freight quotes from any railroad directly from our platform so you can improve quote request workflows and shorten the response time.

Manage contract level terms such as minimum carload volumes, refunds per carload shipped, or multiyear contracts.

Rule 11 rates provide the transparency needed to identify the best opportunities for lower rates with each carrier.

Find the lowest cost and shortest route Rule 11 rail rate combinations.

Identify the lowest priced gateways so you can negotiate lower rates with railroads that enforce the use of routing protocols.

Tratics Partnerships

Firm rail rates are provided by our partner, Iron Horse Logistics Group (IHLG). Iron Horse Logistics Group is a full service rail logistics company offering a comprehensive suite of solutions for rail shippers and railcar owners including rates and pricing, fleet management, car repair auditing and management, ad valorem tax preparation and more.