Like any industry, the logistics industry is full of its own terminology. To help you navigate, here is guidance on how certain terms will affect your pickup and delivery times.
Small Package Delivery
Local Courier / Messenger Services
- Stat – dispatched to the closest driver and delivered non-stop to the destination
- Hot Shot – picked up and delivered within 1.5 hours of your call
- Direct – picked up and delivered within 2.5 hours of your call
- Regular – picked up and delivered within 4 hours of your call
- Same Day – ready at 8:30 a.m., and delivered by 5 p.m. the same day
- Out of Town – dedicated delivery to any destination in Texas or the United States
- Flatbed Trailers – trailers up to 40 ft. long for use in or out of the Houston area
- Box Trucks – 16 to 24 ft. with lift gates, pallet jacks, etc.
- Cargo Vans – Cargo vans for use in or out of the Houston area
- 18-Wheelers – Either less-than or a full truck load (LTL or FTL)