Expedited Freight Shipping Services

Smarter Shipping. Expedited.

 

 

In logistics, there is no substitute for speed. Thanks to our established shipping network and FCL’s team of industry experts, we make last-minute shipping challenges a breeze.

Reliable Delivery Times

Experience transporting expedited loads for a variety of industries means you can trust your shipments to arrive precisely when and where you expect.

Industry Leading Technology

Rest easy with real-time shipping information and full visibility into the logistics driving your supply chain.

Top-Flight Customer Service

When you’re on a tight timeline, communication is key. The First Call team is dedicated to keeping partners informed, delivering loads on time with full transparency every step of the way.

Everything You Need for Supply Chain Visibility

Expedited Freight Services Frequently Asked Questions:

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How Does Expedited Shipping Work?

Carriers accelerate standard transportation processes in a number of ways. Ground shipments often utilize multiple drivers working in tandem to keep freight moving continuously while staying compliant with Hours of Service. Other shipments may employ multiple modes of transport (ground, sea and air).

Expedited LTL works in a similar fashion, prioritizing delivery times over the optimal use of cargo space (i.e., the load gets delivered without waiting for additional shipments to fill the rest of the vehicle).

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Is LTL Recovery the Same as Expedite?

LTL recovery (also termed LTL rescue) is a specific application of expedite shipping.
Unpredictable LTL delivery schedules can leave cargo stranded on docks or in the backs of trucks longer than initially planned. When a carrier is unresponsive or unwilling to deliver freight within a set time frame, businesses can enlist the help of a different carrier (either directly or through a 3PL) to conduct an LTL recovery. The new carrier retrieves and expedites the freight.

Make sure your preferred 3PL partners and carriers offer some form of reliable tracking visibility so you can monitor your freight’s progress and, if needed, quickly seek recovery options.

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Does First Call Provide LTL Freight Rescue Services?

Yes! Our team combines years of LTL expertise with a host of vetted, reliable carriers to swiftly retrieve and deliver stranded freight. Our LTL rescue services are available 24/7, with all cargo movements tracked in real time via First Call’s Transportation Management System (TMS) for full visibility into your shipment’s progress.

Be sure to check out our latest LTL rescue success story for more info on recovering stranded freight.

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How Fast Is Expedited Shipping?

Fast. While shipping speeds vary from one carrier to the next, expedited shipments generally deliver within 2-3 days — a significant jump from standard shipping’s 10 business days. A 3PL servicer will help shipping partners evaluate their unique circumstances to determine a delivery’s specifics.

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When Should Shippers Use Expedited Freight Services?

There are virtually endless use cases for expedited shipping, but the most common applications include:

  • Perishable items
  • Last-minute gifts
  • Critical documents
  • Raw materials
  • Peak seasons and holidays

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Which Expedited Services Does First Call Offer?

At FCL we serve our shipping partners’ time-sensitive freight needs with a network of sprinter and cargo vans, trucks and tractors spanning every region of the country to ensure efficient, cost-effective shipping. Speak with our team to learn more about:

  • LTL Rescues
  • Team Services
  • Time Critical & Weekend Transits
  • High Value & High Security Shipments
  • Exclusive Use
  • Specialty Freight
  • White Glove

Expert Solutions for Your Time-Sensitive Freight

Building and managing cost-efficient supply chains is a full-time job. First Call’s rare combination of in-house assets, expert problem-solving and track record of stellar customer service makes us the 3PL of choice for business partners with a wide range of shipping needs.

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