Delivery Window

Logistics Term

Delivery Window Definition

The delivery window is the estimated freight delivery time frame. For instance, the driver might notify you that they'll arrive between 2 pm and 5 pm EST. That time frame is the delivery window. They may be broader or closer depending on the type of freight and delivery.

Factors That Influence Delivery Windows

It's almost impossible to give a precise delivery time. Delivery windows allow flexibility in case of delays. Freight delivery delays include: 

  • Weather (rain, snow, etc)
  • Traffic congestion
  • Road construction
  • And more. 

The estimated time of transport also factors into the delivery window. 

The driver considers everything and provides the client with a reasonable delivery window.

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