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First Mile Shipping

Need help with first mile service? Learn more about first mile delivery and more freight terms in our glossary.


First Mile Shipping involves transporting goods by courier to an end customer, but with additional steps in between. These steps may be dismantling and packaging, inside pickup, stair carries, lift gate equipment, and manual labor to lift and carry.


If you need warehousing and white glove service, then First Mile service is exemplary. FreightCenter works with an extensive network of logistics partners to coordinate the removal and installation of a shipped product. This process could involve storing the product for a later delivery date, which is helpful when the destination address is unknown at the pickup time.


Not necessarily. In the case where all you need is a lift gate or inside pickup, most carriers offer that service at an additional cost. Some carriers may also handle short-term warehousing or white glove service as well. The selected carrier may work with one or more third-party companies to complete the project. When you choose FreightCenter, you’re choosing ease of service at a great price. Our team will coordinate with you and your customer on shipping times and tracking so that you know what to expect during pickup and delivery.


Last or Final Mile delivery is the opposite of First Mile service. Opposite to inspecting or removing goods at pickup, the goods are installed or set up at the delivery time. The service may also include removing the packaging and any carries upstairs. Your FreightCenter agent can guide you in the best direction when opting for first or last-mile service. For a freight quote that includes this type of service, please get in touch with customer service or your agent for a detailed quote at 800.716.7608.

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