Expedite

Expedite

XPO will manage your time-critical shipments from origin to destination with end-to-end digital visibility.

#1 in managed expedite

When you have time-sensitive freight to move, delays can be catastrophic. XPO has the scale and resources it takes to make sure your urgent freight is picked up and delivered on time. We’re the leading manager of expedite shipments in North America, with over 30 years’ experience in domestic and cross-border solutions.


Our skilled coordinators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a large network of owner-operators who understand the urgent nature of expedite. And we’ll never lock you into just one mode – we can adjust quickly within our transportation range if circumstances change.

  • Domestic and cross-border: US, Mexico and Canada
  • Capable of facilitating time-critical shipments of all sizes
  • Largest web-based manager of expedite in North America
  • Quality solo and team transportation providers
  • Dedicated operations team excels at problem-solving
  • State-of-the-art digital visibility of freight in transit
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Ground Transportation

XPO can secure the optimal equipment for your load on very short notice. Tell us your freight dimensions, weight and special handling requirements, and we’ll have the right vehicle on its way. We have approximately 350 trucks operating under our authority – cargo vans, sprinters, straight trucks, tractor-trailers and reefers – with access to thousands of additional carriers in our capacity network. In addition, we provide heavy haul, oversized and simple flatbed expedite.


We also offer a number of special handling options, including hazmat, driver assist, lift gates, blanket wraps, pads and high-value/high-security monitoring. Our temperature-controlled equipment includes thermal-mapped trailers with alarms for temperature variances.

XPO expedite truck parked
cargo loaded onto charter plane

Air Charter Transportation

When ground transportation isn’t fast enough, XPO’s ad hoc air charter service can be the optimal solution. Our automated capabilities connect you with carriers that can handle shipments up to 200,000 lbs., as well as quick-launch carriers. If you have prolonged production delays or other extended expedite needs, we have carrier agreements in place to ensure continuity of air service during periods of tight capacity.


Our air charter solutions include door-to-door expedite options for air/ground combinations, with in-transit updates through a digital portal. We also offer hand-carried shipments and passenger charter.

Ocean Containers

It’s easy for ocean shipments to fall behind schedule as cargo is handed off from one mode to another. We’ll take action as soon as you contact us, tracking down and transloading your delayed containers. Our team will work around the clock to obtain clearance from steamship lines and move your freight out of port. We confirm all paperwork, book drayage moves and bid long-haul service if needed. You’ll receive regular updates of your shipment status.

 

This unique service utilizes XPO’s national drayage network and transload facilities, located at all major US ports. We’ll get you back on schedule and may even reduce overall transit times by as much as 25%.

XPO expedite single sleeper truck

Cross-Border Expedite

XPO has over three decades of experience moving time-critical freight across borders in the US, Mexico and Canada. Our cross-border network operates with a high sense of immediacy, managed by bilingual teams and drawing on our longstanding relationships with customs brokers. We accept all kinds of cargo: raw materials, parts and finished goods.

 

Options include flatbed, heavy-haul and temperature-controlled ground transport, air charter, air freight, special handling, flexible point-of-discharge options, security escorts and 24-hour monitoring. To facilitate freight movements, we maintain facilities for cross-docking, transloading and warehousing at all major crossing points.

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Managed Expedite

XPO leads the industry as the largest web-based manager of expedited transportation in North America. Our technology automates the procurement and tracking of time-critical freight, with loads averaging 16 minutes from entry to award. You’ll be connected with thousands of vetted carriers in our independent network, with options ranging from cargo vans to flatbeds, and domestic to international air. With GPS tracking and milestone updates, you’ll be able to see what we see as your freight is in transit.


Your unique expedite data, channeled through our technology, can be a proactive tool to drive sustainable improvements in your supply chain.

Managed Transportation

At XPO, we offer more than rapid response. We can help you understand what triggers your expedite needs in the first place, identifying root causes and helping you implement better controls using Lean methodology. You can also choose to work with an XPO solutions engineer to further optimize your network. For those times when urgent shipments are unavoidable, we’ll manage the process from our control tower using our digital platform.


We’ve helped many customers achieve substantial cost savings by leveraging our economies of scale on corridor pricing for high traffic lanes. We can also collaborate with you for emergency pre-planning to avoid production disruptions.

World Excellence Award

XPO is proud to receive a World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company for innovations we implemented in Ford’s North American expedite network. We worked closely with Ford to develop new approaches for optimizing expedited shipments from suppliers to manufacturing plants, improving visibility and network reliability.

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