Thanks to the digital world we now live it, anyone can get almost anything online. Thanks to the online shopping phenomenon, people all over the world have an increasing need for shipping services.
The e-commerce business in the United States has reached a revenue of about $423.3 billion, and that number is steadily increasing. Changes in the retail industry are the driving force behind freight services adjusting, whether it's full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), or parcel. These changes are made to accommodate the many new features that retail operations offer. One of those features is quick shipping.
What is Expedited Freight?
Expedited freight services are required to get packages where they need to go by the date they are promised to be at their end location. According to Langham Logistics, "the basic goal of expedited freight shipping is to cut out all wasted time and get the goods where they need to go on a time-sensitive delivery basis."
There are four major industries that utilize expedited freight companies for many reasons. Typically, the products that are being shipped will not last over long shipment routes, and they need to get to their destination quickly.
There you have it. Expedited freight is used to make sure cargo gets to its location as soon as possible. Ecommerce, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and medical supplies are all common types of products that require expedited shipping.
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