Forward Air — Keeping your business moving forward
Our Canadian operations will be closed on Monday, August 1 in observance of Civic Day.
Effective May 2, 2022, we are implementing minor changes to tender cutoff, recovery, or transit days in certain markets. These changes will not impact our current door to door schedules. A complete list of service schedule adjustments is available here.
We are implementing a general rate increase averaging 7.9% to any shipments tendered on or after February 1, 2022. Distribution-related quotes will be excluded from the general rate increase. A complete and updated list of changes to rates, fees and surcharges is available here.
All Stations are currently open and operating to assist our customers.
Forward requires every worker of a vendor or guest to wear a mask/face covering compliant with CDC guidelines while visiting any Forward facility. Click here for details.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all drivers, vendors and visitors are required to complete a short questionnaire prior to entering any Forward Air facility. Click here to access the questionnaire online, or text CHECKIN to 72345. Paper questionnaires are also available at each facility.
Customer Service hours:
- Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST
- Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
machine-readable-files. (This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers.)See More SEE MORE
Track Your Forward Air Shipments
Select either Waybill Number or Customer Reference Number for tracking. Enter up to 10 numbers, either comma separated or one number per line.
A Forward Air Waybill Number is an 8 digit number.
Peace of mind. Forward Air offers just that by providing online updates of your shipment every step of the way. Easily find the current status of your cargo in the Forward Air system by selecting “Waybill Number” or “Reference Number.” Enter tracking information to view each stage of transit from acknowledgment to recovery and invoice.
Quickly access our latest expedited linehaul schedule between any two Forward Air locations or from one site to all of our stations nationwide. Each business day, Forward Air serves a vast score of lane segments, offers late cutoffs/early recovery times tailored to local needs, arranges weekend service (selected areas) and presents majority 1-2 day service lanes to our customers to help keep their business moving forward.
Note: Please confirm weekend schedules with local terminals.
Fuel Surcharges: Forward Air LTL, Truckload Services and Freight Class
Fuel surcharge percentages for Forward Air LTL, Truckload Services and Freight Class shipments are subject to weekly adjustments. The fuel surcharge is based on the price per gallon of diesel fuel stated by the U.S. Department of Energy in their weekly, Monday reports. The effective periods are from Monday in the succeeding week through the next Sunday. The surcharge is reflected in your Forward Air invoice. For more info on how the adjustment is calculated, you can view the table here.
Effective March 4, 2019, Forward Air will apply a new fuel surcharge structure to Forward Air LTL Shipments. A link to the new fuel surcharge structure can be found on the Fuel Surcharge Page.
If you are looking to complete a waybill prior to shipment tender or just need a blank waybill, Forward Air makes it simple to prepare your documents for printing in a click. To start the process, select “Fill Out Online” to complete the form online for print (shipment will not be booked) or “Get Blank Form” to save and print as a pdf version of the form file for future shipments.
(Last revised March 2022)
Easily find information within the Forward Air Service Conditions that regulate the transportation processes throughout our system, such as dimensional weight, hazmat, accessorials, and more. Search the document through the navigation tool or by keyword.
Sections marked with an "*" include substantive changes from the last posting on December 1, 2020 and are effective March 1, 2022.
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