When you have a time critical shipment, you want to know who will be handling your delivery every step of the way. It’s essential to work with a tech enabled, time critical logistics company to provide transparency throughout the entire process. Depending on where your shipment is going, the following parties may handle part of the delivery.
A certified driver will pick up your package at a designated pickup location (this can be your office, the airport, another, etc.). If the delivery is within a certain distance of the delivery address or if the piece cannot be flown, it will be handled by this driver for the entire route. If the destination is further away, the driver will tender the shipment to the appropriate airline for air delivery.
If your shipment requires air delivery, the right documents must be in order to get the shipment onto the right airline. It’s also vital that the flight chosen is optimized depending on the package and shipment requirements to ensure your shipment is delivered as soon as possible. This software checks all airlines to find out the fastest route to the destination instead of relying on one airline’s schedule.
Using a third party logistics or 3PL company is an excellent way to make sure your time critical shipments get to their destination as quickly as possible. A 3PL takes care of all details from pickup to delivery and provides tracking information so you know exactly where your shipment is at all times.
Using a combination of services is usually the best way to get time critical deliveries to their destinations. When you work with a 3PL, you gain the confidence of knowing your shipment will be on time without having to worry about all the details. They will customize a solution that is best suited to your needs.