Ground Freight

Logistics Term

What’s ground freight?

Ground (road) freight is the transportation of goods using motor vehicles. It’s a shipping method used to move goods that aren’t time-sensitive. That means that the cargo takes an average of 3 to 10 days to get to the delivery location. However, ground freight is a cheap option, and some factors that influence when the goods will arrive include distance between pick up and drop off location, route, and seasons. It can even take longer because the carriers are highly booked during busy seasons. Ground freight can either be full truckload or less-than-truckload.

Ground Freight - In The Field

Ground freight of full truckload is faster than that of less-than-truckload because the driver doesn’t have to stop to deliver goods belonging to other clients. Ground freight is offered using different types of trucks. The truck used is determined by the size and weight of goods to be transported. Ground (road) freight is the most common way to transport goods. Whether it's from the port to the warehouse or vice versa, it's the most convenient because roads are everywhere, unlike railways and large water bodies. Ground freight services can be terminal to terminal or door-to-door.

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