5 steps to send and track your Package by UPS Freight

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UPS Obtain the Overnite Transportation on 28 April 2006 and it becomes UPS freight officially, the name with which we know it today. When this happens, UPS changed the logo of the Overnite tractors with the sign displaying they are the UPS Freight tractors operators. The color of the tractors is also changed. We are going to provide all the information about the UPS freight service here. In this article, you will get step by step procedure for shipping your package from UPS freight service. The steps include the how to calculate freight shipment, the different shipping services provided by the UPS, how to prepare your freight shipment and at last after order, how to track the package.

UPS Freight

UPS Freight is the shipping service of the UPS  which provide a large number of Freight services for the heavyweight package which weighing over 150 lbs. There are many types of UPS services like UPS ocean services, ground freight, air freight etc. This UPS service is available all over the USA in 50 states as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico also. You can access this service across the town or around the world. If you are also searching ways to deliver package using UPS freight service, then you are at the right place because here we are discussing the step by step procedure for using freight service to deliver package around the world.

Step 1

UPS Freight Shipping Services

UPS always look forward to providing the best services to their customers and in order to do that whether it is new or old UPS service, they always provide new and more user-friendly services to their customers. Ups provide different types of the Freight shipping services also from which you can select the one suitable for you and find the time and cost for that service and ship the item to the destination. The time and cost calculation will be discussed in the next section. Before that, Now, I am going to discuss the various freight related shipping services below from which you will get the full information.

UPS Freight Service within the United States and between Canada, US & Puerto Rico

UPS provide many freight services only within the USA or between the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. There are six these type of services provided for above-mentioned locations only. The delivery commitment given by the services are different. We are sharing the screenshot of UPS official site in which you can see that which service is providing what delivery commitment and hence you can easily decide the which service is suitable for package delivery situation.

Now you know the freight service between the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico from the image shown above but there are more benefits of using any of the services mentioned in the image. Don’t worry because we are providing detail information about these services below, check it out:

UPS Next Day Air Freight

This freight service of UPS provides the next day delivery option. So if you need any parcel to be delivered overnight in the USA or From USA to Canada or from the USA to Puerto Rico, you can use this freight service to deliver your order. The some of the other benefits of using this service will be as mentioned below:

  1. It also provides the easy as well as convenient package processing for non palletized and palletized freight.
  2. They have the dedicated freight service network which minimizes package handling which results in fast package delivery from door to door via UPS.
  3. This service is perfect for the packages having minimum weight 150 lbs or more. So it is better for those who want to deliver package having weight more than the size limit of UPS small parcels.
  4. The more advantage of this service is that you can also opt for various values added services like liftgate equipment, Saturday delivery etc. that will add more benefits to you as well as your customers.
  5. You can track your item shipped via using this service easily.

So you can use this service very well according to your suitability. If this is not what a\you are searching for then please continue reading.

UPS Next Day Air Freight NGS

This service is same as the previous freight service we have discussed. It also provides freight shipping for All 50 states of USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. Under this freight shipping service, UPS commit to delivering the package on next business day while the delivery time depends on the destination so it can deliver the package till 12 Noon or by 5 PM.  The only difference between this service and UPS Next Day Air Freight service is that this freight service does not provide any guarantee for their delivery commitment. Apart from this, all the other benefits are same as UPS Next Day Air Freight shipping service. These benefits are as follows:

  1. It gives easy package processing for both types of this freight- palletized and non-Palletized.
  2. Provide door to door shipment very fast with their dedicated freight service.
  3. It is also good for package who weigh more than the small package size limit mentioned by the UPS.
  4. The Air Freight Value added service like dangerous goods movements etc. can be chosen under this service easily.
  5. After shipping, you can easily track your item by using UPS freight tracking service.

Choose this service according to your suitability. Next freight shipping services are 2-day shipping services. Lets me discuss more detail about them.

UPS 2nd Day Air Freight

This UPS freight shipping service provides this service in most of the metropolitan cities of USA 48 contiguous states, Puerto Rico and Canada. This service commits to delivering you freight shipment on the second business day till 12 Noon or 5 PM. If you want your package to be delivered in 1 day through UPS then always select this service because it gives you guarantee to deliver your package in 2 business days. Apart from this, there are some the benefits you will also get if you select this service. The benefits are:

  1. You will get the palletized and non palletized freight shipping for package very easily.
  2. You will get the door to door service very fast due to UPS freight dedicated network.
  3. You can ship package weigh more than Small package size limit of UPS through this service.
  4. You can choose any value added services that will help you to get better service.
  5. Track you freight shipment through tracking services provided.

Now you know the benefits of this service, choose the service next time when you wanted to deliver your package in 1 business day. Next freight service is same as this the only difference is that it does not give the guarantee of the delivery committed.

UPS 2nd Day Air Freight NGS

This freight service provides the same commitment to delivering the package as the UPS 2nd Day Air Freight the only difference is that this service doesn’t  give the guarantee of delivery of the package on committed time. So if you need to deliver the package in one day and also flexible about the time, then you can opt for this service. This service is available for the USA all 50 states as well as for Canada and Puerto Rico and commit to delivering the package in any area on these under 12 Noon or 5 PM. The other benefit of using this service is given below:

  1. It provides easy package handling for non palletized and palletized freight.
  2. It provides speedy shipment for the door to door service also via UPS freight dedicated network.
  3. You can easily send heavier shipment also through this service.
  4. Use value-added services like Residential delivery and pickup etc to get better service for your freight shipment.
  5. UPS provide online tracking of freight packages also, you can track your package easily.

Use this service and you will get these benefits also. The next service is for people who want their package to be delivered in 2 business days. If you are also looking for it then read it out as we are providing full details of this service as well as other benefits you will get on using these services.

UPS 3 Day Freight

Ups provide 3-day freight service through which you can send your less urgent packages within 3 business days. This service commits to deliver the package within 3-4 business days and time may differ from morning to evening till 5 PM depending on the destination. So if you want your package to be delivered in 3-4 days to the destination with guaranteed delivery of the shipment at committed time then use UPS’s this service for sure. This service is available in 48 contiguous states, between these states and Canada as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. The other benefits you will get while opting for this service are:

  1. You will get the convenient package handling in case of both palletized as well as non palletized freight.
  2. You will get the door to door service at the much speedier rate by Ups freight dedicated network.
  3. Service is good for the heavier item also.
  4. Select any of the value added services for freight to get much better UPS delivery.
  5. Online tracking is available for all the freight shipment choosing this service.

Now you have all the information.  Use it according to your suitability. Next service we ae going to discuss is the same as this, the only difference is that UPS 3 Day Freight NGS don’t provide the guarantee of delivery time.

UPS 3 Day Freight NGS

This service is same as the UPS 3 Day Freight, the only difference is that it does not provide the guarantee of delivery. The extra benefits of using this service are same as the UPS 3 Day Freight.

In the next heading, you will know the freight services USA 48 states and Mexico. If you are searching for this, read it out:

UPS Freight between USA Contiguous 48 States & Mexico

These are several UPS freight is also available for the USA states and Mexico. Have full information below and select the best one suited for your parcel delivery needs:

UPS Worldwide Express Freight

This service is for palletized shipment more than 150 pounds and gives guaranteed delivery in 1-3 business days. You can use this service from over 60 plus countries and areas. Delivery commitments for export are:

  1. You will get guaranteed delivery
  2. You will get delivery to Canada in 1 business day
  3. You will get delivery to Latin America, Asia, and Europe in 2 business day.

Delivery commitments for import are:

  1. You will get guaranteed delivery
  2. You will get delivery to Mexico and Canada in 1 business day
  3. You will get delivery to Latin America, Asia, and Europe in 2 business day.

You will get many benefits from the door to door service as well as non-door to door both services are available under this.

UPS Worldwide Expedited Air Freight

This service is same as the UPS Worldwide Express Freight the only difference is that it is mostly used for shipping less urgent parcels only. The service area for the export destination is in about 220 countries or more and import destination is in about 70 countries or more.

The delivery commitment for expert service are:

  1. You will get delivery to Canada in 2 business days
  2. You will get delivery to Mexico in 2-3 business days
  3. You will get delivery to Europe in 3-4 business days
  4. You will get delivery to Latin America and Asia in 4-5 business days

The delivery commitment for import services are:

  1. You will get delivery to Canada in 2 business days
  2. You will get delivery to Mexico in 2-3 business days
  3. You will get delivery to Asia, Europe, and Latin America in 4-5 business days

The cost and time of delivery are different for the destination so you must calculate it before going further. You should also confirm UPS hours in order to know the exact delivery time also.

UPS Worldwide Expedited Ground Freight

The UPS Worldwide Expedited Ground Freight provide door to door service in minimum time by minimizing the delays occur at borders. This service is present in 48 states of USA and Mexico. The other benefits of choosing this service is

  1. Gives the guaranteed delivery if UPS as custom brokers
  2. This service is also good for packages to weigh more than 150 pounds
  3. Provide good shipment process for palletized freight shipment
  4. You will get transparency in transportation prices as well as door to door shipment.
  5. The other services which will get you benefits are pickup custom clearance and delivery etc.

Use this service when you want to ship the less urgent package.

UPS Standard LTL

If you are searching for less-than-truckload freight services then UPS Standard LTL is the best option to be chosen. It provides the door to door facility and available in between 48 states as well as Mexico.

The other benefits you will get is:

  1. Gives the guaranteed delivery if UPS as custom brokers
  2. Single invoicing through UPS customs clearance.
  3. Service available in while Mexico
  4. The 5 locations of border crossing are TX; Laredo, Otay Mesa, CA, TX; Nogales, AZ; TX; El Paso, TX and Brownsville/McAllen
  5. You will get transparency in transportation prices as well as door to door shipment.

UPS Freight service for every other destinations and origin

There are also some freight shipping services which are available for all over the world the UPS Worldwide Express Freight also comes in this as it also provides freight shipping services in all over the world. we have discussed its feature under the previous headings that why I am not going to discuss it here. The other services under this category are:

UPS Air Freight Direct

This freight service is available to all the nation and airport to airport service with great flexibility and speed UPS commit to providing delivery in 1-3 days in any part of the world. You can schedule the day-specific delivery under this service.

The benefits of using this service are:

  1. This service is also good for packages to weigh more than 150 pounds
  2. It provides easy package handling for non palletized and palletized freight.
  3. The other services which will get you benefits are pickup custom clearance and delivery etc.

You can also use the UPS Air freight value added services to get the more convenient and faster delivery of the package.

UPS Air Freight Consolidated

This service is same as the UPS air freight direct service as it provides the same benefits as the previous one. The only difference is that it commits to delivering the package in 3 to 5 days.

These were the UPS freight shipping services available for the USA or between the USA and other countries or worldwide delivery. These are also some additional freight services which may also be beneficial for you.

UPS Consolidated Freight

When the package needs to border cross, many circumstances like speed fulfillment of parcels as well as the cost of inventory and compliance become complex. That why UPS Trade Direct provides the facility that the product delivers faster and in minimum time. If you consolidate your shipment, you can easily lessen your average cost of customs brokerage and freight transportation. This is beneficial for those who are in either mid-size or large business and need the export-import facility more. Also beneficial for those who wants to grow their business across the borders i.e. internationally. The UPS consolidate items into pallets and then deliver it to the destination country selected for that package, after clearing it with custom, give out to the destination address.

Step 2

How to calculate UPS freight time and cost

We have discussed all the freight services provided by the UPS. Now you know well about all the services and must have selected the service suitable for your package delivery. After this, it’s time to find the cost and time of the freight service. To know hot to find cost and time for you UPS freight package look on the below steps:

First of all, go to UPS Official site.

Select the shipping tab. Below image is for reference only.

UPS freight

Select the ‘calculate time and cost’ option under the New shipment heading from the shipping tab drop down menu.

After selecting you will see a form with 2 selection, fill it.

In the first section, you have to select the type of freight service you are opting for.

ups freight

In the second section, you have to provide the information of the source and destination address of the package and the date of shipping, the method of payment for the shipping.

ups freight

Fill all the details properly and click the next tab, you will be shown the details of UPS shipping quote. Now you have the idea of cost for your package shipment for the area of destination selected by you. The next thing you need is to prepare your package for the delivery. So, in the next step we will give the information of preparing your shipment for the delivery through UPS.

Step 3

How to prepare UPS Freight Shipment

UPS Freight shipment comprise of palletized boxes or item which are big enough to ship by other services of UPS or non palletized items in multiple pieces.  UPS Worldwide Express Freight does not take the non palletized freight packages as well as if these packages are accepted then they are accepted with some weight restriction. Apart from this, any UPS freight shipment is considered for shipping through UPS delivery service.

UPS Worldwide Express Freight is one of the UPS freight service presents by WorldShip, UPS CampusShip, and UPS Internet Shipping and ships the palletized package over 150 pounds but it may vary according to the different areas selected for the delivery.

  • So the important step is to find whether your package needs to be palletized or not.
  • if your package need to be palletized, then the next step will be to select the right pallets according to your shipment
  • Now stack the boxes on the Pallet in the right manner
  • After stacking, cover it with some wrapping or strap it properly.
  • Now when your package is secure, you will need to label your freight shipment properly.

Now your package will be ready to be shipped, now only need to deliver it the nearest UPS center. You can opt for UPS Pickup near you Now let me give you detail for sending UPS freight shipment easily.

Step 4

How to send UPS Freight Package

After proper packing of the package, the shipment is created via UPS official site. When you create a shipment, an airway bill is generated. It includes much information regarding parcel like the shipper, delivery service type etc. so it is the important document so make at least 3 copies of this bill and one must be given to pick up driver and another will be sent with shipment and the last one will be stored by you for the records.  You can read our article on UPS shipping methods for more information regarding UPS shipping.

You must schedule Pickup or Drop-off for every UPS Worldwide Express Freight shipment by UPS package shipping methods You can also ship by going to ups.com or Using the given number i.e 1-800-782-7892.

Apart from this, there are some contracts and papers are the need for the shipping these papers contain the general terms and condition related to UPS freight service. You can also read it from here.

Step 5

UPS Freight Tracking

UPS is known for providing best customer service and that why day by day its popularity is increasing as compared to their competitors. UPS freight tracking is one of the best services provided by the UPS through which you can track your freight shipment after the order. First of all, to track your shipment, you should have PRO number of your package, If you didn’t get it then ask from the shipper to provide you as soon as possible.

To get more information regarding UPS tracking, we are here to help you.

PRO number is the number provided at the time when you make the order at the UPS. And this helps you track your package delivery as well as in case of any problem like lost or damaged package complaints you should have this number else it will be very difficult to convey your message or problem to UPS. If you don’t know how to find your PRO number or if you have any doubt related to PRO number of your freight package, you can always call the UPS customer center and ask them your query directly.

You can track your UPS freight package by two methods:

UPS freight tracking by PRO number

Make sure you have PRO number of your Freight package. Follow the following steps to Track your package:

Step 1: Go to UPS freight site by clicking on this link

Step 2: You will get one option of entering PRO number on the home page, enter the PRO number of your package you will get the tracking detail.

Step 3: If you don’t get the option mentioned in step 2 then Select the shipping tab on home page of the site.

Step 4: Select the tracking heading from the shipping page.

Step 5: Enter the PRO number.

ups freight

Note: You can only enter maximum of 20 PRO numbers at a time.

Step 6: Click the track button and you will get the required tracking data regarding your package.

You can also track the freight package by reference. Let’s find out how we can track by reference:

UPS Freight: Track by reference

Follow the below steps to track your freight package by reference:

Step 1: Go to UPS freight site by clicking on this link

Step 2: Select the shipping tab on home page of the site.

Step 3: Select the tracking heading from the shipping page.

Step 4: click on the track by reference tab, a form will be shown

ups freight

Step 5: Fill the form and click on the track button to get the tracking detail of your freight package.

Apart from these two methods, you can also track your package by using UPS app also.

Conclusion

UPS not only provide the best services but also provide the customer experience also and that why most of the people prefer UPS to deliver their any type of package whether it is normal package or freight package or small package. This article gives you information regarding UPS Freight shipping service. Here you got to know that how you can ship your freight package through UPS, requirements for the UPS freight shipment, and different services provided by the UPS. You also get the information about preparing freight shipment and how you can track your shipment after making the order.

You can get more information about this topic from this link.

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