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May 27, 2023

Expedited Shipping: Everything you need to know


What is Expedited Shipping?

You’ve probably heard the term “expedited shipping” before, but what does it mean? Expedited shipping is simply a faster way to get your freight from point A to point B. It’s available for almost any freight type. 

If you’re a shipper and want your items delivered quickly, expedited shipping will help you get them where they need to go in just 2 days or less–sometimes even sooner! On the other hand, if you’re planning on buying something that needs to arrive quickly (like auto parts or medical equipment), then expedited shipping may be right up your alley too. 

How Expedited Shipping Works

Expedited shipping is faster than standard shipping in terms of transit time, but it’s also more expensive because it requires additional resources from the carrier and has an additional fee attached to it. When it comes to expedited shipping offerings, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can offer great versatility and competitive pricing. With their multi-modal capacity, their range of transportation options often includes hot shots, dry vans, sprinter vans, straight trucks and cargo vans. 

The Benefits of Expedited Shipping Services

There are a number of benefits to using an expedited shipping service. The most obvious is the fact that you can get your package to its destination faster than if you were to use standard shipping or try to ship it yourself. Expedited shipping offers a reliable solution for small, high-value, time-sensitive freight like lab and medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, electronic components or even missed LTL pickups. 

  • Fast delivery: You’ll be able to save time by getting your package delivered sooner than expected, which is especially important when shipping perishable items like food and medicine. 
  • Correcting mishaps: When things go awry like missed LTL pick-ups, or receiving the wrong equipment at a job site, expedited shipping can save the day. 

Hot Shot Shipping

The term Hot Shot is used in various scenarios in the industry. First, it can be used to describe a type of truck similar to a flatbed but is more cost effective for the shipper. It can also be used to refer to the type of service in which freight is moved within an extremely tight deadline, also known as Expedited Shipping. 


Expedited services can help you get your packages delivered quickly. When you’re in a bind, be sure to reach out to us for a quote and we can get back to you within minutes to advise you on your shipment and provide pricing. The best part about using a service like NTG is that we will save you time and hassle. Our extensive network of carriers also allows us to be more efficient and price competitively. If you find yourself on a tight deadline, we’ve got your shipment covered, on time, every time.

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