Not all shipping is made the same and it’s easy for someone to order the wrong service for their needs. Whether you are a start-up or a large enterprise, below are the key differences between a courier and trucking service. In order to help you make a suitable decision for your upcoming shipping needs!
A courier service deals in delivering smaller packages, such as parcels and documents. Mainly within the city or nearby locations, and sometimes nationally. They are preferred by individuals and businesses looking for quick, reliable, and door-to-door operations. Since the items being couried are documents, letters, mail, boxes, and maybe some smaller skidded materials. Courier vehicles typically range from SUV’s to cargo vans. This allows them to navigate downtown easier, get into underground parkades or tight spaces, and find parking. Select Delivery Systems offers same-day courier services to Calgary and the surrounding area!
Also known as freight delivery, is the transportation of large materials such as skidded products, piping, lumber, HVAC, and other construction or building supplies. Freight and trucking services see more national and international deliveries compared to courier services. And because of the size of the deliveries trucks are often used. At Select Delivery Systems, we offer trucking services within Alberta and can transport a range of cargo requiring a 3-ton/5-ton enclosed truck, flat deck, or power tailgate to load and unload.
To avoid ordering the wrong service, have the following information ready when you make your pickup request:
- Number of pieces in the shipment
- Dimensions of each piece
- Total weight of the shipment
- Any special requirements the pickup or delivery locations may have that would require equipment to load or unload the shipment
With this information, our staff can make sure the vehicle has the size and weight capacity for your shipment so that you avoid any delays. Select Delivery Systems provides reliable courier and trucking service for your local needs. Call us to book your delivery now.