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How to Meet Your Overnight Shipping Deadline by Choosing the Right Logistics Partner

, | November 28, 2022 | By

Shipping cargo overnight can be extremely stressful; unexpected delays, severe weather, and heavy traffic can seriously impact your ability to meet an overnight deadline, which can damage your company’s reputation and bottom line. 

To successfully meet your needs, it’s vital to choose a trusted logistics partner who does overnight shipping that’s capable of getting your shipment to its destination on time and without damage.

How does overnight shipping work?

Overnight shipping is a type of delivery option that ensures an order will be delivered on the next business day following its drop-off or pickup date. This method of shipping is often used by businesses and individuals to meet last-minute deadlines. It’s also known as one-day shipping, overnight delivery, and next-day shipping.

How do you choose a logistics partner to trust with your overnight shipping needs?

When selecting a partner who does overnight shipping, look for a few important qualities:

Safety Management

The right delivery service should prioritize safety, which is extremely important when shipping both inputs and finished products. Deliveries that are damaged or broken in transit have the potential to negatively impact your bottom line and reputation, which can lead to loss of revenue. 

It can be helpful to ask a few questions when considering a shipping partner’s safety standards, such as: 

  • Does the logistics company ensure that all vehicles in use meet specific criteria regarding weight and size?
  • Do the airborne and ground vehicles used by the company have the capacity to hold shipments of various weights, sizes, and materials? 
  • Does the shipping company offer temperature-controlled vehicles for materials that require specific temperatures (e.g., medicine, food, and so forth)? 

Social Proof

Before selecting an overnight freight shipping partner, check out its online reviews on sites such as Trustpilot. Is the delivery service reliable and trustworthy? Has it maintained long-term customers who continue to utilize its services? 

AirFreight.com has decades of experience in the logistics and transportation industries, delivering overnight shipments of all types across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for thousands of customers. It’s rated 4.9/5 stars on Trustpilot with nearly 1,200 reviews. It’s also rated No. 1 out of the 20 best companies in the Logistics Service category and No. 1 out of the 19 best companies in the Shipping Company category on Trustpilot. Here's a couple of our reviews:

“Had an emergency that was costing the customer tens of thousands of dollars in downtime. Airfreight.com delivered the goods in record time and the customer was able to get back to business. Excellent company whom I’ll be using again, if needed.” - Earl

“We were very satisfied with the service AirFreight.com provided. We needed material moved from Mississippi to Louisiana. The material was picked up in about 3 hours and delivered the next morning in a very satisfactory amount of time.” - Stephen 


What type of tracking technology does the overnight shipping company use? Will you have continuous access to your shipment’s location in real time, regardless of the time of day? Will you receive tracking alerts when your freight is delivered and during certain points of its journey? 

A logistics company such as AirFreight.com tracks your package in real time. Using advanced technology, AirFreight.com can pinpoint the location of your package at all times, even establishing alternative routes when unexpected traffic delays, construction, poor weather conditions, or flight delays occur.  

Professionalism and Customer Support 

Overnight shipping can be stressful, and having to deal with customer service centers can make the process even more frustrating. A logistics partner such as AirFreight.com provides a single point of contact during the entire duration of the shipping process, so you won’t have to speak to a different call center agent every time you contact the company for updates. 

AirFreight.com also saves each detail of your shipment’s journey, including location, shipping specifics, and routes, which allows you to save valuable time when arranging shipments in the future. 

Coverage and Location

AirFreight.com has access to an expansive fleet of trucks and airborne vehicles, which are located at several North American hubs around the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

That means if a scheduled air flight is your best overnight shipping option, AirFreight.com’s partnerships with numerous airlines will help make it happen. If ground transportation is the quickest route, AirFreight.com works with an array of carefully vetted express truck teams located in key locations in Canada, Mexico, and each U.S. state. 

Areas of Expertise

Overnight shipping may require more than one method of transportation. That’s why it’s important for the logistics company you choose to be experienced with both airborne and ground deliveries. 

AirFreight.com has direct access to an extensive network of air and ground vehicles that have been carefully vetted for use, specializing in ground and airborne overnight deliveries in North America. That means it has the ability to meet your overnight shipping needs—even if they’re somewhat unconventional.

AirFreight.com is the right overnight shipping partner.

Ready to work with a logistics partner who does overnight shipping and has the expertise and logistical network to meet your overnight shipping deadline? Contact us for a free quote.

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