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Domestic Freight Solutions

Explore our U.S. Air, Ocean, Road and Rail domestic freight shipping capabilities


DHL Global Forwarding offers a unique blend of global reach and local expertise. Use of internal DHL aircraft and commercial carriers when available allows us to be flexible and meet your specific domestic cargo requirements.

Our Domestic Freight Products


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Domestic Air Freight

From NICU incubators to MRI equipment, our U.S. Domestic Air Freight product has decades of experience. Choose the service speed and price that works for you. Preferred carriers, competitive rates and service-oriented teams deliver the goods.

Features
  • Aircraft Charters – For Emergency Situations
  • Premium Overnight – Next Flight Out
  • Priority Air Freight – Overnight by 17:00
  • Standard Air Freight – 2-3 Day Service

Domestic Road Freight

Our Road Freight Products offer high quality road transportation, from standard services such as LTL (Less-than-Truck Load), PTL (Part-Truck Load) or FTL (Full-Truck Load) shipments to temperature controlled and highly secured transports.

Features
  • DHL Ground Direct – Point to point, minimal handling, time specified, deferred ground
  • Truckload Services – Dedicated trucks with a full range of equipment types for Full Truck Load (FTL) oversized cargo or temperature controlled

Domestic Rail Freight

For customers who have longer domestic cargo requirements allowing for reduced costs compared to FTL Road Freight, we offer limited rail service options.

Features
  • Move less than 500 units annually
  • Unbundling logistics costs from parts costs for increased visibility and cost control
  • Inventory financing options, to free up working capital and cash to fund growth

Continental Connect to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico

Combining Air, Ocean, and Road Freight options, Continental Connect provides domestic freight shipping from the “lower 48” states to the non-contiguous states and the territory of Puerto Rico.

Features
  • Integrated IT solutions improve visibility of orders and demand
  • Expanded San Juan, PR, certified life sciences station – short and long-term cold room storage capabilities

Value Added Services

Precision Final Mile

With White Glove Service to all ZIP codes in the continental U.S., we offer B2B and B2C services – From Automotive to Retail.

  • Full range of equipment types – Cargo vans, Straight trucks, Semis, Specialized
  • On demand or scheduled
  • Curbside, threshold, room-of- choice, assembly, and installation
Shipment Value Protection

During domestic freight haulage by DHL, shipment value protection covers the cargo value and transport cost against loss or damage from external cause.

  • "All-risks" shipment value protection with comprehensive coverage
  • Competitive terms with no deductibles or excess
  • Single or multiple shipment coverage
Drayage

Service fills the gap between your air and ocean freight hubs and your final destination.

  • Pickup at port or airport
  • Delivery to warehouse or other location

Customer Relationship Management

Highly Skilled Transportation specialists serve as a single point of contact


  • Provide pro-active monitoring of domestic freight shipments to ensure on-time delivery
  • Respond to customer inquiries via phone or email
  • Ensure timely and accurate information is provided to customers via phone, email, or activity reports
  • Research exceptions, perform root cause analysis and work with operations to determine and implement corrective, preventative actions

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