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UPS Supply Chain Solutions®

Ground Freight: Less Than Truckload & Full Truck Load

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Ground Freight Shipping Options

Whether through UPS® Freight or Coyote® Logistics, we coordinate fleets of LTL and truckload vehicles to keep commerce rolling along.
  • UPS® Freight LTL

    Comprehensive North American coverage with LTL service within the U.S. (+ Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) and cross-border service between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Guaranteed options for direct shipments between the contiguous 48 states and Canada.*

    *See the current UPS Freight 102 series Rules Tariff, and any other applicable contract, for applicable terms, conditions, restrictions and remedies.
  • UPS Freight LTL Urgent

    When every minute counts, our seamless multimodal network can get your critical shipment where it needs to be, on time and guaranteed.*

    *If UPS Freight fails to deliver any such shipment by the delivery date advertised (or, if applicable, delivery time and date agreed to) by UPS Freight, UPS Freight's sole liability shall be to cancel freight charges for that shipment upon the request of the customer. See the current UPS Freight 102 series Rules Tariff, and any other applicable contract, for applicable terms, conditions, restrictions and remedies.
  • Coyote® Truckload

    Dry van, temperature-controlled, open-deck and more, via a non-asset-based network of 40,000+ carriers across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Also expedited, high-risk, cross-border and project freight services.

  • Dedicated Contract Carriage

    Impress your colleagues when you cleverly let it slip that you have your own private fleet of trucks. (Run by UPS, of course.) When you need specialized services only a private fleet can provide, Dedicated Contract Carriage may be perfect for you.

  • UPS® Freight LTL Guaranteed A.M.

    Guaranteed, standard time-definite-by-noon delivery for direct points to select ZIP Codes in the contiguous 48 states and Washington DC.*

    Certain restrictions may apply. 

    *If UPS Freight fails to deliver any such shipment by the delivery date advertised (or, if applicable, delivery time and date agreed to) by UPS Freight, UPS Freight's sole liability shall be to cancel freight charges for that shipment upon the request of the customer. See the current UPS Freight 102 series Rules Tariff, and any other applicable contract, for applicable terms, conditions, restrictions and remedies.
  • UPS Ground with Freight Pricing

    LTL shipments that meet UPS Ground package network requirements can be shipped as loose pieces using UPS Ground with Freight Pricing, saving up to 20%.*

    *Provide LTL shipment information to receive a rate comparison between UPS Freight LTL and UPS Ground with Freight Pricing to determine the best service to meet your needs.
  • Coyote® Intermodal

    Reduced carbon footprint for long-haul moves more than 600 miles (1,000 km). Contracts with all of North America's Class I railroads.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited® Ground Freight

    Ground freight service, leveraging UPS assets already in place near the U.S.–Mexico border. Bundled for an efficient, end-to-end solution arranged by one integrated company.

Ground Freight Value-Added Services

Not every shipment is alike, and not every shipment is simple. If yours has special requirements, we’re here to help make it easy.

Eliminate the need for freight classification.

If you only occasionally prepare LTL shipments, you know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to determine a product’s proper freight classification. Choose the wrong classification and you could end up with charge corrections that increase cost and delay customer invoicing. UPS Freight Density-Based Rating simplifies LTL processing, replacing freight classifications with just weight and dimensions (LxWxH, in inches). Less confusion and uncertainty for you, with the same reliability you expect from us.

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Some freight situations are more unique than most. For those, there’s us.

Every now and then a shipment comes along with highly specialized requirements. Whether it’s an urgent LTL service, the strict SLAs of a government contract, complicated trade show regulations or the need for temperature-monitored transportation, we’ve been there, done that. So don’t sweat it. The more specialized your consolidation, distribution or transportation needs are, the more we’re there to help you figure it all out.

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At your wit’s end wrangling multiple carriers, reconciling invoices and chasing claims? How about if we do it for you?

Constantly negotiating bids, endlessly interpreting the hieroglyphics of multiple tariffs and reconciling a basket of monthly invoices from multiple carriers probably isn’t the best use of your valuable time. When you use UPS as your third-party logistics (3PL) expert, you access our extensive carrier network and purchasing power for the best service, routes and rates—even if it's with another carrier. All with a single point of contact, single dashboard and single invoice.

Of course you'll also benefit from overall operational savings, mode optimization, consistent reporting, claims management and technology integration for complete visibility across your UPS supply chain. But what you’re likely to enjoy most of all is the abundance of free time you now have to concentrate on your business. Or even getting home in time for dinner once in a while.

Customs brokerage agents clearing shipments

Customs clearance can seem complex, and compliance laws can seem scary. Don’t worry. We’ll be right there with you.

We didn’t get to be one of the world’s largest customs brokers overnight. We’ve been in transportation and logistics for more than 110 years, so we’re always on the front lines of customs brokerage. Today we share those capabilities with growing companies of all sizes looking to open new markets. So, whether you're shipping air, ocean or ground, it’s our goal to enable you to maintain accurate customs compliance, timely clearance of goods and reduce the risk of delays or penalties.

Wherever we do business, we help inform and lead trade policy. We want to make sure our customers’ and the trade community’s best interests are well represented. That also enables us to be up-to-speed on the latest rules and regulations of global trade.

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Insurance that provides expanded protection. And pays when you need it to. (That’s the best part!)

Sometimes bad things happen to good cargo. Unpredictable events like damage, loss and delay to your ground, air and ocean freight shipments can not only hurt your bottom line, they can damage your company’s reputation. Especially if you’re relying on declared value or the carrier’s liability to cover your loss. Declaring value is fine for some shippers but if you want real peace of mind and fewer headaches, choose an all-risk cargo insurance policy from UPS Capital®.

Why UPS Capital? Because nobody understands transportation and logistics like UPS. And while you’ve probably never thought of a UPS company for insurance services, our global supply chain expertise uniquely positions us to help protect your company and your shipments from risk. It’s real insurance protection for your shipments, your bottom line and your reputation. All, with a simplified, speedy claims process that actually pays when you need it to.

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It’s like a high-powered telescope into your UPS supply chain.

Through our sophisticated Flex® Global View or Quantum View® visibility and reporting platforms, you can receive proactive, near-real-time shipment notifications, or have emails sent directly to your customer or supplier. Keep track of global shipments, see the status of customs entries, even monitor purchase orders and vendor compliance. Keep customers and suppliers in the loop and feel more on top of your business.

Value-added service options may vary by origin, destination, and freight service selected. For more information, access the UPS Air Freight Terms and Conditions of Contract or call your local UPS service center.

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