Cartage Services

First & Final-Mile and Everything in Between

Complete Cartage Overview

Complete® Cartage extends your reach farther into areas outside of our airport locations by adding pickup/delivery to our linehaul service as a packaged arrangement. This integrated, end-to-end (or “final mile”) service offers forwarders, airlines, logistics companies and non-traditional shippers, reliable, single-source transportation to zip/postal codes and zones across North America. Use our network as your own to enhance your business scope and enlarge your customer base. Options available within our Complete® offering includes to-the-door, local zone transport, distributions, residential, and much more.

Pickup & Delivery

We make it easy to “Complete” your pickup and delivery. Bundle your linehaul with pickup, delivery and handling to reach thousands of zip/postal codes from coast-to-coast and across borders. We offer “to-the-door” cartage solutions to 96% of serviceable markets within the nation and consistently delivers reliable end-to-end service solutions for you and your customers.

Features/Advantages: online quoting, booking, and tracking, accessorial options, cross-border serviceonly one invoice (linehaul, cartage, and accesssorials) and more.


Local2Local is the answer when you need to ship to and from cities in your immediate area. Our Cartage “Local2Local” service provides intra-market/inner-city cartage services in all markets (zones).  Enjoy all the perks of Forward Air Complete® on your local lanes. We have a supportive staff focused on one goal - serving you.  Call today to find out more about Local2Local services near you.

Features/Advantages: same day local delivery within Zone “F” (market varies), booking as late as 0800 (freight ready at 0900 for airport pickups), a single resource for shipping needs, etc.

Distribution Services

A distribution consists of 20 or more shipments that are scheduled for pickup/delivery to various destinations within a certain time-window, date-range, or allotted appointment, with specialized pricing and service expectations. We’ve managed countless customized distributions throughout the nation and are eager to present a solution for you. 

Features/Advantages: contact throughout your distribution, proactive freight monitoring, store openings and cyclical goods experience, support consignees such as malls, conventions, etc.  

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Residential Delivery

Forward Air Complete® takes it closer to home by delivering to your door with our residential delivery service. Complete® Residential has liftgate vehicles to navigate communities with ease and efficiently load/unload your goods. We arrange tailored appointments convenient with your schedule and provide multiple threshold options from which to choose. 

Features/Advantages: custom appointments, liftgate service, debris removal, EDI booking/tracking, electronic hard copy PODs, no call/no signature, white glove (no assembly), curbside/first -floor delivery...