Expedited Carriers Guide 2023
Reliable expedited freight services are essential for enterprises that need to transport critical and time-sensitive goods quickly and cost-efficiently. The expedited providers in this guide offer services and solutions with a wide range of capabilities, including time-definite delivery and white-glove service with real-time tracking.
freight.amazon.com • [email protected]
The Amazon Freight network runs 24/7, 365 days a year. Shippers can tap into Amazon’s supply chain capabilities and technology, in addition to 30,000+ Amazon-owned trailers and vetted carriers.
Solutions/Features: Full truckload services using 53-foot dry van equipment. Spot shipments are live loaded at pickup and live unloaded at the delivery destination. Additional services include straps. Online tools allow shippers to manage loads on demand. Dedicated account managers and 24/7 customer support are available.
americanexpediting.com • 412-321-4546
American Expediting distributes time- and temperature-sensitive shipments to and from multiple locations across the United States via its network of drivers and agent partners. It offers four levels of courier solutions, including dedicated on-demand, rush same-day, regular same-day, and next-day.
Solutions/Features: American Expediting launched a redesigned customer portal in September 2023. Via this new tool, shippers can view invoices, monitor shipments, and glean real-time interaction insights.
arcb.com • 800-610-5544
ArcBest’s time-critical services, formerly known as ABF TimeKeeper, offer a 100% on-time guarantee. Solutions include same-day, next-day, and second-day shipping.
Solutions/Features: Offers end-to-end shipment visibility, proactive notifications, and online pickup and delivery confirmations.
ascentlogistics.com/on-demand • 800-614-1348
Ascent On-Demand delivers time-definite supply chain solutions that span multiple modes. The company provides premium mission-critical air and ground transportation solutions across North America, as well as access to forwarders for international air freight.
Solutions/Features: Provides access to an on-demand fleet. Partnered with a global network of 100+ cargo carriers and has its own airline, USA Jet. Bid board provides cost optimization.
averitt.com • 800-283-1995
With an on-time expedited delivery record of 99% or better, Averitt offers ground and air services for shippers’ expedited needs. Its LTL services include next-day delivery to most points up to 600 miles and two-day delivery to most points up to 1,500 miles.
Solutions/Features: Guarantees day-definite and time-definite delivery for an additional fee. Can provide liftgate services on shipments up to 3,000 pounds for delivery to locations without dock access.
chrobinson.com • 855-229-6128
C.H. Robinson expedites global freight through multiple modes, from truck and rail to air, ocean, and less-than-container load. It provides shippers with expedited shipping capacity options through its network of more than 96,000 contract carriers.
Solutions/Features: Provides a staff of expedited service specialists. Offers a variety of consolidation services for global freight. Leverages knowledge of customs, tariffs, and traffic flows to streamline cross-continent shipments.
candorexp.com • 630-480-6798
Specializing in ground and air expedite, expedited LTL, white-glove services, and specialty truckload, Candor Expedite aims to help companies reduce freight spend and speed up inbound and outbound inventories.
Solutions/Features: Offers sealed and tamper-proof trucks for cargo safety. Special services include hand unloading, after-hours capacity to accommodate peak hours, debris removal, room-of-choice delivery, photo documentation, floor protection, and upper-level delivery.
Continental Expedited Services
continentalexpedited.com • 855-SHIPCES
Continental Expedited Services offers time-critical airfreight solutions through a network of more than 200 airfreight and air charter service providers. It also provides expedited ground solutions, offering door-to-door services covering the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Solutions/Features: Ground shipment services provide direct dual-driver nonstop transit anywhere in North America and satellite-tracked vehicles updated every 30 minutes. ETA updates 24 hours a day online, by phone, email, or EDI.
covenantlogistics.com • 888-763-5352
Providing expedited truckload solutions, Covenant Logistics delivers time-sensitive, high-value, and high-risk freight with its fleet of more than 900 tractors. In addition to dry van and time-definite service options for truckload freight, Covenant transports hazardous material shipments, and has expertise in managing high-value and high-risk cargo.
Solutions/Features: Utilizes on-board Qualcomm satellite tracking systems and track-and-trace technologies to provide in-transit visibility, monitoring, and reporting.
dhl.com • 800-225-5345
In addition to international expedited parcel services through DHL Express, DHL offers expedited freight solutions, including same-day airfreight services and over-the-road solutions with dedicated ground vehicles. DHL also provides flexibility and cost savings for emergency deliveries globally.
Solutions/Features: Same-day, time-definite, and day-definite international express delivery. Consolidation of air, ocean, and rail shipments at origin including subsequent distribution via over-the-road, courier, or postal network. End-to-end traceability.
easelogistics.com • 866-247-3273
EASE Logistics offers expedited TL and LTL services, providing end-to-end shipment tracking. Its network of air carriers accommodates domestic and international time-critical shipments.
Solutions/Features: Transports over-dimensional, temperature-controlled, and fragile shipments. Can provide an expedited shipping quote in 15 minutes over the phone or via its online form.
Echo Global Logistics
echo.com/services/specialized • 800-354-7993
Echo Global Logistics offers hot-shot ground and air cargo services for time-sensitive shipments throughout the United States, leveraging its network of more than 10,000 expedited carriers. Echo monitors shipments from origin to destination to ensure time-definite delivery.
Solutions/Features: Airfreight services include exclusive-use charter, next-flight-out, next-day, and time-definite deliveries. Ground solutions include express cargo, sprinter vans, straight trucks, and on-demand truckload. Expedited LTL services include next-day, second-day, and time-definite guaranteed deliveries nationwide.
englandlogistics.com • 801-656-4500
England Logistics offers expedited parcel services through its network of carriers. The parcel shipping team audits freight bills, provides platforms to prepare bills of lading, optimizes routing, and generates customized reports.
Solutions/Features: Monitoring software allows visibility from order to delivery. Customized rate quotes for each shipment.
Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW)
efwnow.com • 855-433-9669
EFW provides a range of expedited services, including ground expedite, next-flight-out, air charter, next-day, second-day, and time-definite deliveries. EFW’s air charter solutions can meet specialized needs including climate control and special handling procedures.
Solutions/Features: Customizable solutions, providing flexible delivery, warehousing options, and 24-hour visibility through tracking technology. Offers white-glove delivery.
expeditedfreight.com • 704-660-9000
Expedited Freight maintains a nationwide network of vetted drivers and regularly maintained and inspected trucks that operate in every state of the continental United States, plus Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. Services include scheduled air freight, same-day delivery, hot-shot trucking, air charter, overnight and just-in-time delivery.
Solutions/Features: Dedicated drivers and customer service agents available 24/7. Satellite tracking equipment. Airline/air charter connections.
fedexsameday.com • 800-399-5999
FedEx SameDay offers cross-country, door-to-door delivery for urgent shipments within hours, depending on flight availability. Available throughout all 50 U.S. states 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Up to 2,200 lbs. per piece (or more with prior approval) and unlimited total shipment weight. FedEx International Next Flight is available for urgent import and export deliveries.
Solutions/Features: Shippers can monitor shipment status from pickup through delivery with detailed tracking information and notifications. Shippers can use FedEx packaging or their own.
forwardair.com • 800-726-6654
Forward offers an alternative to air transportation through its linehaul network that includes 100+ terminals located at or near major U.S. and Canadian airports and 12 regional sorting hubs. 8,200+ lane segments—routes between the point of shipment and point of delivery—each business day.
Solutions/Features: Time-definite delivery, late cutoffs, early recovery times, weekend service in select areas, and expedited lanes.
geodis.com • 877-401-6400
GEODIS Domestic Expedite is an expedited ground and air delivery service for business-critical, time-sensitive, and emergency shipments.
Solutions/Features: Shipment pick up. Provides actual time of departure from origin dock/terminal and actual time of arrival to the destination dock/terminal. Supplies any delays or variances from original times when booking or quoting freight. Proof of delivery. Real-time satellite tracking of vehicles.
holmanusa.com/transportation • 253-872-7140
Holman Logistics offers managed brokerage and ground transportation services including truckload, LTL, standard ground, expedited, and same-day delivery. The company’s freight brokerage division offers white-glove services and expedited night delivery 24/7/365.
Solutions/Features: Dedicated and shuttle services. Freight consolidation. Refrigerated, frozen, and temperature-controlled services. National coverage and availability. Managed shipment tracking and tracing. Tech support includes EDI, GPS tractor tracking, on-board driver communication, and customizable reporting.
hubgroup.com • 800-377-5833
Through its coast-to-coast carrier network, Hub Group provides expedited, project, or emergency freight services anywhere in North America. Hub Group works with the shipper’s response teams to provide 24/7 project or emergency logistics support. The company also consolidates communication channels to keep all supply chain partners synchronized.
Solutions/Features: Optimized regional and expedited trucking solutions. Emergency response experience and equipment. Provides extra capacity when needed. Hub Connect proprietary technology gives shippers 24/7 access and granular insights into total shipment visibility, security updates, and more.
landstar.com • 877-696-4507
The Landstar Express America dynamic business model provides instant access to capacity where and when it is needed. Landstar expedites freight via a dedicated cargo or sprinter van, straight truck, or tractor-trailer, with timely and accurate updates all along the way.
Solutions/Features: Expedited, emergency, and disaster transportation services are available 24/7/365. Independent Landstar agents can expedite shipments via air using TSA-approved capacity including commercial cargo aircraft and carriers, as well as air charters at major airports.
load1.com • 734-947-9440
Load One’s Expedite Services division provides 24/7/365 shipping solutions throughout the United States, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada, using sprinters, cube trucks, and straight trucks with both singles and teams. Load One maintains partnerships with more than 70 top expedited carriers, fully integrated into its system, for seamless coverage of critical shipments.
Solutions/Features: TSA-approved drivers. Late-model equipment, all GPS-tracked. Staffed 24/7/365. Hazmat authority. Interstate and intrastate authorities.
lynden.com • 800-926-5703
Lynden Logistics is a full-service transportation and logistics provider offering expedited ground freight services and other specialized services ranging from charter flights and consolidations, to next-day, second-day, and three-to-five-day air service through a network serving more than 6,000 U.S. cities.
Solutions/Features: Custom ground transportation plans available to meet timeframe and cost requirements. Proactive monitoring and notification available for urgent shipments. Shippers can track freight through the EZ Commerce Center.
delivers.maersk.com • 973-514-5000
Maersk provides domestic air and ground freight delivery options for nearly every type of shipment traveling throughout the United States, with 24/7 customer support and integrated logistics.
Solutions/Features: Door-to-door control over shipments via a wide range of vehicles including vans, cubes, straight trucks, and tractor trailers. Aircraft charters, first flight, next-day a.m. and p.m., and 2-3 day shipping is also available.
magnateworldwide.com • 971-339-7621
Magnate Worldwide is a diversified supply chain management company, comprised of complementary, premium logistics services focused on mission-critical domestic transportation and global freight forwarding. Each Magnate business segment provides premium services across many industries for sensitive, time-definite, high-value, and white-glove shipments.
Solutions/Features: Time-definite LTL, customized white-glove, airfreight, and other domestic and international expedited services. Specialized service levels available for sensitive, time-definite, and high-value shipments.
Mothership serves high-volume freight shippers who need to transport palletized shipments within their local metro area. Mothership picks up and delivers freight the same day in 37 major metros in the United States, including Greater Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and Dallas.
Solutions/Features: Quote, book, and track freight in one place. Liftgate and residential service. Delivery appointments. Real-time freight tracking. 24/7 access to digital documents.
Old Dominion Freight Line
odfl.com • 866-637-7333
Old Dominion offers same-day, next-day, or time-specific delivery of expedited freight. From one-time to recurring shipments, Old Dominion provides must-arrive-by-date and on-time-in-full guarantees. OD Expedited Services provides daily on-time deliveries or guaranteed deliveries within, or outside of, normal transit times.
Solutions/Features: OD On Demand service lets shippers schedule a time-specific delivery, during normal business hours, after hours, or over the weekend. OD Guaranteed service ensures that high-value, time-sensitive order will be delivered by 5 p.m. on the day scheduled, or freight charges revert to standard rates. OD Guaranteed by Noon ensures that orders arrive by 12 p.m. on delivery day.
ontrac.com • 302-246-7136
OnTrac provides same-day and next-day last-mile e-commerce delivery services by tapping into its large one- and two-day ground footprint of more than 7,000 independent contractors. OnTrac handles only small packages through a delivery network that serves 36 states and Washington, D.C.
Solutions/Features: Moves parcels across the country in as few as three days. Offers technology service that seamlessly integrates with the shipper’s system and processes.
Pegasus Logistics Group
pegasuslogistics.com • 800-997-7226
Pegasus Logistics Group provides custom supply chain solutions, including domestic and international ground and air expedited services. Pegasus also offers final-mile and white-glove delivery services.
Solutions/Features: Customs brokerage. Transborder. Project cargo. Cold chain solutions. Cargo insurance. Online shipment tracking. Systems integration. EDI capabilities. Proactive alert notifications.
purolator.com • 888-302-8819
The Purolator team is accessible 24/7. No matter what time of day, or what day of the week, shippers can request rate quotes, secure capacity, or track shipments currently in transit.
Solutions/Features: Purolator customizes shipments to and from the United States and within Canada. Online tracking gives visibility into all expedited freight shipments. Special freight services include advance delivery notification/appointments and tailgate services (if no dock at the pickup site).
Quick Global Priority Logistics
quick.aero • 800-488-4400
Quick’s Next Flight Out expedited shipping solution offers speed and security, enabled by the company’s relationships with the global airline network. Quick serves aviation, biotech/pharma, healthcare industries, among others, and it can help expedite delivery to anywhere in the world.
Solutions/Features: A team of logistics specialists available 24/7 to support project requirements enables Quick to meet customer demands. Quick also leverages logistics technology to offer time- and temperature-sensitive and mission-critical solutions with a focus on quality control. Priority services include next flight out, on-board courier, air charter, priority freight, and dangerous goods.
r2logistics.com/expedited-air • 614-899-6350
R2’s Expedited and Air service covers urgent or time-critical shipments. The company’s freight professionals work with a network of pre-screened expedited and air carriers nationwide. Multiple shipping options are available including team and solo drivers, time flexibility, air freight, customs brokerage, and high-value security.
Solutions/Features: Quick return on quotes. Rates from multiple carriers. Shipment tracking and cargo insurance. Dedicated account support.
s-2international.com • 678-432-9502
S-2 provides on-time critical freight deliveries throughout the United States and Canada via a fleet of well-vetted partner providers, including carriers of all sizes with a wide variety of vehicle types.
Solutions/Features: 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week availability. In-transit visibility on all shipments. Door-to-door service. Proactive communication. Special handling, including pad-wrap, lift-gate, and inside delivery.
saia.com • 800-765-7242
Saia offers custom solutions to meet specific expedited delivery demands. When shipments must arrive before standard delivery, Saia offers expedited service across a 48-state area in the shipper’s desired timeframe. For shipments during non-business hours, the shipper can specify a precise time. All custom solutions are flexible, reliable, and tailored to meet specific needs.
Solutions/Features: Saia’s Custom Solutions service offers expedited shipments across a 48-state area in a shipper’s delivery timeframe.
Scan Global Logistics
scangl.com • 45 32 48 00 00
Scan Global Logistics is a global full-service logistics provider headquartered in the Nordic region. The company provides tailored solutions across all modes, in industries including automotive, energy, fashion/retail, manufacturing, and healthcare, among others.
Solutions/Features: Scan Global Logistics provides end-to-end express service and a portal that gives shippers access to its full range of import and export services, including track-and-trace, rates, multiple carriers, time-in- transit, and more.
schneider.com • 844-701-LOAD
A multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, Schneider manages $3 billion per year in third-party freight.
Solutions/Features: Schneider offers expedited freight services for high-value, time-sensitive freight. The service includes an individually assigned customer service team, trailer technology for increased freight visibility, and multiple capacity options.
sekologistics.com • 800-228-2711
With SEKO’s domestic expedited service, shippers can chose from multiple shipment methods, including truckload, commercial airlines, charters, and hot-shots via cargo van or straight truck, to ensure parcels arrive on time. Dedicated and part-charter flights are available to handle time-sensitive deliveries. Express, standard, economy, and charter services available.
Solutions/Features: SEKO’s signature Next Flight Out service helps shippers ensure freight is delivered as quickly as possible. The company offers regular, accurate status and location updates throughout the delivery. All shipments are tracked online 24/7 via MySEKO. There are no weight restrictions, and the service is available 365 days per year.
stgusa.com • 630-581-0519
STG Logistics is a value-added logistics services provider. The company also operates the largest network of independent container freight station facilities in the United States. STG depends on its knowledgeable support staff and advanced technology solutions to stay on top of customer needs.
Solutions/Features: Using both owned and contracted trucking, STG Logistics offers a variety of options for shipments with tight delivery timeframes, including same-day or next-day service, full truckload, intermodal rail, and residential deliveries.
teamww.com • 800-527-1168
Team Worldwide builds commercial partnerships through its in-house, 24-hour brokerage services and access to its own equipment. Delivering a full complement of ground services, Team possesses 48-state DOT authority and offices throughout the United States.
Solutions/Features: Quality expedited service via both human and high-tech methods: dispatchers are available 24/7 and the company’s tracking systems continuously monitor shipments.
uber.com/us/en/freight • 877-289-8237
Uber Freight uses AI-assisted intelligence to power a marketplace for logistics solutions. Its app matches carriers with shippers and offers flat-rate pricing, fast booking, live tracking, and 24/7 service.
Solutions/Features: Customized expedited service solutions available across all modes. Upfront pricing and visibility provides shippers with the information needed to make business decisions.
ups.com • 888-742-5877
Known for its extensive domestic ground and air network, UPS features a suite of services for urgent shipments. UPS offers several guaranteed next-day and same-day delivery options, with time-definite next day delivery by morning, noon, or end-of-day, depending on customer needs. UPS Express Critical service allows for same-day delivery of critical shipments.
Solutions/Features: UPS offers value-added services such as pickup and delivery options, delivery notification, and special handling to meet each company’s shipping needs.
verstlogistics.com • 859-485-1212
Verst Logistics’ transportation offerings include dedicated transportation in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area as well as nationwide end-to-end transportation management and freight-brokerage services.
Solutions/Features: As part of its full-service freight brokerage solution, Verst offers expedited services and hotshot loads of all kinds: FT, LTL, and cargo van. Shippers use the customer portal for 24/7 visibility and track-and-trace capability.
Ward Transport and Logistics
wardtlc.com/expedited-2 • 800-458-3625
For time-sensitive shipments, Ward offers its Fast ForWARD Expedite Service. Available 24/7, Ward provides national and international solutions in land, air, and ocean modes. The company also maintains a network of strategically placed service centers in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Solutions/Features: Ward services include guaranteed delivery, pool distribution, protect from freeze/full-value insurance, LTL consolidation, and dedicated spot quotes.
werner.com/shippers/expedited • 800-228-2240
With offerings including transcontinental, engineered solutions with designated OD pairings, terminal-to-terminal, and lane-based solutions, Werner’s operating area reaches throughout North America. These services are designed for small parcel packages, LTL purchase transportation, OEM manufacturing, freight forwarders, retail, and pharmaceutical/technology.
Solutions/Features: Werner maintains a 99%+ on-time delivery record for time-definite shipments. For shippers with team transit needs, Werner provides a total team capacity of more than 1,000. A Service Assurance Team and specialized load planners oversee expedited shipments.
WSI Supply Chain Solutions
wsinc.com/service/transportation • 920-690-9155
With a streamlined fulfillment pipeline and a nationwide distribution network with global logistics reach, WSI offers a variety of service expertise. WSI’s transportation network and strategically located distribution centers help expedite shipments worldwide. Within the United States, WSI achieves same-day or next-day delivery to all major cities.
Solutions/Features: Parcel, LTL, FTL, same-day, and next-day service.
xpo.com/offerings/premium-services • 800-755-2728
XPO brings more than 30 years of experience in domestic and cross-border solutions. The company manages time-critical shipments from origin to destination with end-to-end digital visibility and is capable of facilitating shipments of all sizes.
Solutions/Features: XPO’s variety of expedited services are handled by coordinators available 24/7/365. The company offers digital visibility of freight in transit and can adjust modes within its transportation range if circumstances change.