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Guaranteed Service

Guaranteed Freight Shipping is designed for shippers who prioritize certainty in delivery schedules. This service offers a committed timeframe, assuring customers that their shipments will reach the destination on or before a specified date.

Guaranteed Service Shipping Timeframes

The two most common delivery timeframes to choose from when booking your guaranteed shipments are:

  • Guaranteed delivery by 5:00 p.m.
  • Guaranteed delivery by 12:00 p.m.

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Guaranteed Service Key Features:

  • Delivery Certainty:
    • The hallmark feature of guaranteed shipping is the commitment to a specific delivery date.
    • Shippers benefit from a heightened level of predictability in their supply chain.


  • Time-Sensitive Shipments:
    • It is ideal for time-sensitive cargo or projects where adherence to a precise timeline is critical.
    • Guarantees peace of mind for shippers with stringent delivery requirements.


  • Premium Service Level:
    • Recognized as a premium service level, guaranteed shipping justifies its cost through reliability.
    • Shippers receive a higher level of service, ensuring their freight’s timely arrival.


  • Strategic Planning:
    • Guarantees require meticulous planning to synchronize pickup, transit, and delivery within the specified timeframe.
    • Collaboration with carriers is essential to meet the commitment without disruptions.



  • Cost vs. Certainty:
    • While offering certainty, guaranteed shipping comes at a higher cost than standard options.
    • Shippers should evaluate their budget against the imperative of a guaranteed delivery date.


  • Lead Time for Booking:
    • Booking in advance is often necessary to secure space within carriers committed to guaranteed timelines.
    • Shippers should be proactive in scheduling to align with their preferred delivery dates.


Common Pitfalls:

  • Assuming Instant Availability:
    • Some shippers assume guaranteed services are readily available for last-minute bookings.
    • Planning and booking ahead are crucial to secure this premium service.


  • Failure to Communicate Constraints:
    • Shippers must communicate any constraints or limitations to carriers when opting for guaranteed shipping.
    • Clear communication ensures realistic commitments and successful deliveries.
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Priority Shipping Levels:

  • Standard Freight Shipping:
    • Overview: Standard freight shipping is the baseline option, balancing cost and transit time.
    • Additional Details: Delivery times can vary based on distance and carrier schedules. While cost-effective, customers should plan for a flexible delivery window.


  • Guaranteed Freight Shipping:
    • Overview: Guaranteed freight shipping commits to delivering by a specified date, with a refund for shipping costs if the deadline is not met.
    • Additional Details: Guarantees typically exclude external factors like weather, customs delays, or incomplete shipping information. Refunds are subject to meeting specific criteria.


  • Expedited Freight Shipping:
    • Overview: Expedited freight shipping prioritizes faster transit times for time-sensitive shipments.
    • Additional Details: While quicker than standard, customers should know that “expedited” doesn’t universally mean next-day delivery. Factors like processing time and cutoff hours play a role.


  • Dedicated Freight Shipping:
    • Overview: Dedicated freight shipping provides exclusive truck use for a single shipment, reducing handling and transit times.
    • Additional Details: While ideal for critical shipments, it comes at a premium cost. Customers benefit from the dedicated attention to their cargo but should weigh the added expense.


Common Pitfalls:

  • Assuming Guaranteed Means Absolute: Customers often assume “guaranteed” means delivery on a specific day. Understanding the defined conditions for guarantees and the potential for unforeseen circumstances is crucial.
  • Misinterpreting Expedited: Expedited only sometimes means next-day delivery. Shippers need to account for order processing and cutoff times.
  • Overlooking Freight Class and Packaging: Freight shipments require proper classification and packaging. These factors must be revised to avoid additional charges or delays.


Customers can make informed decisions based on their shipment’s urgency, budget, and specific requirements by understanding these priority levels and potential pitfalls.

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Why Choose FreightCenter?

FreightCenter is a trusted partner for guaranteed delivery needs, offering unparalleled reliability and peace of mind. With over 25 years of industry experience, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. We understand the critical importance of meeting delivery deadlines, so we offer a comprehensive suite of guaranteed shipping options tailored to your specific requirements.

Our dedicated team of logistics experts works tirelessly to ensure that your freight arrives on time, every time. Backed by a network of reputable carriers and cutting-edge technology, we provide transparent tracking and real-time text messaging, keeping you informed at every step. At FreightCenter, customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service, competitive pricing, and unmatched reliability. Choose FreightCenter for your guaranteed deliveries and experience the difference of working with a true industry leader.

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Guaranteed Freight Shipping FAQs

Q. What is guaranteed freight?

A. Guaranteed shipment is a service offered by freight carriers that ensures that your shipment will be delivered exactly as specified. The standard guaranteed delivery is a 5:00 pm guarantee, meaning that your freight must be delivered by 5 pm on the delivery date you specify.

Q. What is LTL guaranteed?

A. It is a guarantee that your freight arrives by a pre-determined time of your choice on a standard-service delivery day.

Q. What does guaranteed freight mean?

A. You have agreed to pay an additional fee to ensure the freight arrives on time. By paying this fee, the carrier agrees to deliver your freight by a certain date and time, or they will void the charge for the additional service.

Q. Who does guaranteed freight?

A. FreightCenter: at FreightCenter, you get the highest quality guaranteed freight service.

Q. How do I book guaranteed freight shipping services?

A. Booking guaranteed freight shipping services is simple and convenient. You can easily arrange your shipment through FreightCenter, where you’ll receive personalized assistance and expert guidance throughout the process. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure your freight is transported safely and efficiently.

Q. Who can benefit from guaranteed freight shipping?

A. Guaranteed freight shipping suits various industries and businesses, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and e-commerce companies. It is especially beneficial for customers with unique shipping requirements or those seeking a premium level of service and reliability.

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