Forward Air

Through our 87 bonded terminals, we provide North America’s most complete road feeder network.
With 12 regional hubs, we deliver next day connections throughout 5 US regions, offering our customers a truly cost-effective and viable alternative to air transportation.
Our door to door service covers over 96% of the USA, with delivery to over 41,000 Zip codes using over 1,200 vetted on call contractors.
These services are critical to our primary customer base, the wholesale transportation community, which includes logistics companies (3PLs), freight forwarders, customs brokers and airlines that arrange transportation of cargo for manufacturers and distributors.
Customers can also choose to have shipments picked up from the shipper and delivered to the final consignee.

Forward Air and our dedicated Airline Logistics team in Columbus meet a wide range of airline and international shipment support requirements including:

  • Drop deck trailer availability
  • Pallet/ULD inventory control
  • Local airport transfers
  • Personnel experienced in airline documentation
  • Drop station/terminal handling accountability
  • Pricing in kilos, pounds, position and cubic meter
  • Container consolidation/deconsolidation

US Network Coverage

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Through our technology, we communicate and track truck movements using Qualcomm, combined with TAP Barcode piece level scanning systems in all Forward Air terminals we provide real time, accurate manifest and tracking updates on each trailer load and unload. Once a shipment is delivered, we supply online proof of delivery with electronic signature and full details.

Key Features for Airlines and GSA’s

- Scheduled time definite service
- Expedited trucking
- Full truckloads/LTL less than truckload
- 87 Bonded facilities
- ULD control
- Temperature controlled trucks
- Roller Bed, Drop Deck, Flat Bed Trucks
- Cargo 2000 compliant
- TSA Certified employees
- EDI Interface available
- Flight numbers may be assigned to trucks
- Logistics program for qualifying airlines
- Free ULD repositioning (space available)
- Airport pick up or delivery

Key Features for Freight Forwarders

- Pick up and delivery to 41,000 US zip codes
- Full truckloads/LTL less than truckload
- Expedited scheduled service
- 87 Bonded facilities
- Online quoting, booking
- Online track and trace
- Distribution program
- Warehouse management services
- Customs brokerage if you don’t have one
- Local sales and service contact
- Local billing

Service Benefits

- Extended cargo offering to and from North America
- Faster clearance
- Streamlined US service
- 1 point of contact
- Competitive LTL, position and truckload pricing
- Cargo to not just the gateway but all major US airports
- Gateway connectivity can be published in OAG

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