Supply chain specialists within a global freight company

Pilot Freight Services’ customized shipping and supply line capabilities bring new efficiencies to automotive manufacturing and aftermarket operations. Nimble and highly responsive, we understand the just-in-time delivery demands of auto manufacturers, especially in handling multiple OEM suppliers. Our knowledgeable experts are automotive focused and also highly experienced in working with Tier One and Two suppliers and 3PLs. And our well-established ground, air and ocean transportation network is renowned for its consistent on-time shipping service, domestically and internationally. Plus, Pilot also has a growing footprint on the ground in Mexico, a hub for the automotive industry. With four dedicated offices—Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico City and Monterrey—our comprehensive domestic and international services will cover all your transborder shipping needs quickly and efficiently.

Value-Added Logistics Services

Pilot Logistics Services, a division of Pilot Freight Services, offers customized programs and solutions that streamline your operations, improving cost efficiencies and responsiveness across your entire supply chain. Our experienced logistics professionals can help you and your suppliers with:

  • Initial shipment staging, dock management and cross-docking
  • Supply logistics and VOI, as well as last mile and inside logistics
  • Nationwide, flex or temp warehousing and delivery
  • Advance shipping notification and strategically located buffer stock near your point of use
  • Quality control, inspections, and repacking of material in returnable containers
  • Real-time visibility and control over order processing, reporting, stocking and more via Pilot’s web-based WMS inventory life cycle management tool

Whether you need components for manufacturing and vehicle assembly, repair or replacement parts shipped anywhere in the world or better supplier-to-supplier connections, Pilot custom-tailors a solution for your exact requirements. Our automotive experts are ready to help now at 877-537-4430 or for a quick quote, email

Time-Crucial Automotive Services

Reliable solutions for unforeseen circumstances or crisis situations

Whatever your shipping dilemma, unforeseen circumstance or crisis situation, Pilot has a reliable solution:

  • Charter Services – aircraft on-demand for any transportation emergency worldwide
  • Hand Carry – dedicated Pilot professionals accompany your shipment door-to-door
Time-Definite Shipping

A complete range of time-definite shipping services

  • First Flight Service — priority boarding on the first available flight
  • Next Day AM/PM Service — for urgent shipments with delivery by noon or 5:00 PM the next day
  • 2 Day Service — delivery the second business day by 5:00 PM
  • 3 Day Service — delivery the third business day by 5:00 PM
  • Economy Service — delivery no later than the fifth business day by 5:00 PM with considerable cost savings*

*Delivery times subject to customs clearance

Global Shipping Capabilities

Worldwide reach to more than 190 countries

  • A full range of international shipping services from FCL to LCL, ocean to ocean-air, door-to-door, door-to-airport, and airport-to-airport (including U.S. exports, U.S. imports and offshore-to-offshore)
  • A worldwide air transportation system with no restrictions on shipment size, weight, or pickup and delivery times
  • Thousands of international flights daily, along with blocked or dedicated space agreements from our international gateways
  • Documentation, customs clearance, warehousing, trucking and inland freight services, as well as shipside deliveries
  • Booking arrangements, marine cargo insurance, crating and packing, trucking and forwarding
  • Milestone tracking on all shipments by dedicated automotive team experts
Pilot Customs Brokerage

Exceptional brokerage solutions

  • Customs clearance of your shipment at any airport, seaport, or Container Freight Station (CFS)
  • The latest technology and systems pre-clear freight before arrival and file paperwork electronically
  • Automated clearance alerts are sent to you once freight is cleared
  • We are your liaison to government agencies, including the FDA, USDA, FCC, DOT, and others
  • Proven entry procedure expertise
  • EDI capability
  • Able to secure virtually any type of Transportation Bonds and Customs Surety Bonds

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