When you have no time to waste – when a package or shipment has to get there today, where can you turn?
Most of us automatically call one of the door-to-door services like United Parcel Service, Federal Express, RPS, and their competitors. These “integrated carriers,” which own and/or operate their own vehicles and aircraft, often are the right ones for the job. But there are other types of expedited services that sometimes are more suitable and more economical.
One option is to use door-to-door courier services. These companies may be local, regional, national, or even international in scope. They operate the local ground portion of a move and contract out with scheduled airlines or other carriers for the long haul. This is a very popular service, and continues to grow, says Launchscore.com, a small business opportunity data tracking website. Expedited trucking services, meanwhile, often are the right choice for large shipments. A number of overnight options are available, and some carriers even offer same-day delivery within a certain geographic range.