Long Linehaul Surcharge

February 23, 2021

Dear Business Partner,

As a valued customer of Forward Air, we want to thank you for allowing us to serve your transportation needs. To enhance the differentiating service that we offer, Forward evaluates costs and marketplace conditions on an annual basis and makes rate adjustments when necessary.

To enable Forward to continue offering high volume capacity to our customers, we are implementing a long linehaul surcharge of 15% to select lanes of 2,000 miles or greater beginning March 1, 2021. Inbound California lanes, outbound Las Vegas lanes and outbound Northeast and Southeast lanes are excluded from the surcharge. Click here for a complete list of lanes subject to the surcharge.

The surcharge will be calculated based on standard Forward system routing and it will appear on invoices as “2KM.”

We are grateful for your continued support. Please contact your sales representative with any questions.

Because it matters, think Forward.



YYZ will be closed on Friday July 2 in observance of Canada Day.

Due to unprecedented volumes our network is experiencing, our DFW location will not be accepting any live tenders today, Monday, June 14, 2021. We will provide an update regarding Tuesday operations as early as possible on Tuesday.

Forward Air is featured in The CEO Magazine in an article that details CEO Tom Schmitt’s vision for our Company. Click here to read the article.

Effective June 14, our EWR operations are moving to a larger facility at 4050 Tremley Point Rd., Linder, NJ 07036

Due to capacity challenges that are continuing, we will extend the long linehaul surcharge of 15% on select lanes of 2,000 miles or greater through the end of this year. Click here for a complete list of lanes subject to the surcharge.

Due to annual industry capacity challenges surrounding the Independence Day holiday, a 10% surcharge will be added to all shipments originating in LAX, ONT and ORD destined for our Northeast and Southeast regional points. The surcharge is effective June 28 – July 9.

Beginning Monday, June 7, customers will be able to ship and recover freight from CHA. We are reducing transit times by one day for enhanced door-to-door service.

All Forward Air terminals and hub operations in the U.S. will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Service delays within the Forward network are possible during the week of May 25 due to industry-wide capacity challenges. View full holiday schedule

Effective June 1, New LAX Tender & Recovery Times. View details

Forward Air was named Surface Carrier of the Year by the Airforwarders Association. Click here to read the press release.

Forward is committed to sustainability governance and accountability. We are excited to share the release of our first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. Click here to see the report.

Effective Mar. 1, our CHS operations are moving to a new facility at 4249-A Crosspoint Drive, Ladson, SC 29456

Covid-19 Response

All Stations are currently open and operating to assist our customers.

View our temporary service schedule adjustments and revised hours of operations.

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.

Beginning 3/8/21, Customer Service hours will be revised to:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Letter from the CEO on COVID-19 Preparedness (updated)


Fuel Surcharges


Forward Air Premier Benefits

Forward Air Premier provides enhanced visibility to your shipments through tracking and through summary reports.  Online booking with FAST Book is also now available for our Premier customers who wish to book their shipments in advance and reduce their manual paper work. 

Not only can you track your shipments using Fast Track but you can get more detailed information including pieces, weight, and status history.

Summary reports are also available which show you all of your currently active shipments and all of those with POD information. These reports are available in downloadable formats.

Sound interesting? Well, there's more to come as we are continually researching and developing more online tools and services to offer you in the future.