Timing is everything, so keep it close

Today’s speed of business means your customers expect the fastest service possible, no matter where in the world they are. To meet those demands, Pilot’s forward staging logistics program allows you to stock your inventory in multiple locations, near its final destination and without the added hassle of managing your own warehouse space. Our global footprint includes more than 80 North American locations and a worldwide network encompassing hundreds of thousands of square feet of storage. Best of all, our model is built on flexibility, so as your requirements for size or location change, we can, too.

Of course, we’re more than just warehousing. When you combine our wide range of transportation services with moving your product in and out of its forward staging program, you’ll find the true Pilot value. It’s all powered by a state-of-the-art warehouse management system, offering complete visibility to your inventory, customized reporting and tracking tools, and total integration with your own sophisticated, in-house technology. Plus, each Pilot location that manages and handles your freight is run by an experienced team of logistics professionals trained in this specialty service, who will ensure the same world-class experience for a consistency second to none.

Ready to get started? Pilot’s speed-to-market is fast and reliable—something that comes with more than a decade of experience perfecting this service. Call us today at 1-800-HI-PILOT to speak to a logistics expert about getting your forward staging program established.

Expedited Ground

Door-to-door control over your goods via a wide range of vehicles

Domestic Ground Fleet Weights and Sizes

Vans Cubes Straight
Weight Capacity up to
3,000 lbs.
up to
5,000 lbs.
up to
13,000 lbs.
up to
45,000 lbs.
Length x
Width x Height
50″ x 48″ x 32″
130″ x 52″ x 46″
12′ to 14′ x
85″ x 88″
20′ to 24′ x
90″ x 90″
40′ to 48′
x 98″ x 110″
Width x Height
48″ x 42″ to
52″ x 48″
12′ x
90″ x 88″
20′ x
90″ x 90″
48′ x
102″ x 110″
  • Exclusive-use vehicles eliminate potential for split shipments and less handling, means less chance of loss and damage
  • Specialized equipment availability, including flat beds, reefers, curtain side and many more
  • Service to virtually all ZIP and postal codes throughout North America
Domestic Air

Delivery options for nationwide air transit

  • First Flight: The fastest shipping service available from Pilot
  • Next Day AM/PM Shipmens: For cargo arriving the next day or evening
  • 2 Day/3 Day Shipments: Time-definite delivery of freight within 2 or 3 days
Economy Shipping

Nationwide network of dedicated vehicles

  • No single-shipment rate surcharges
  • Shipments will not be held automatically as deferred freight
  • Pickup and delivery for door-to-door shipment control
Special Services

Special handling for your business-to-business shipments

From moving extremely heavy machinery to sensitive medical diagnostic equipment, Pilot provides customized solutions for your business-to-business moves.

Special Services Features and Benefits

  • Expedited to deferred transportation
  • Date/time-specific service
  • Special handling, manpower and equipment
  • Inside delivery includes unpacking, inspection, placement and debris removal/discard
  • Minor setup/assembly and technician assistance
  • Asset recovery services including pickup, inspection, repacking and return

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If you would like to speak with someone at Pilot’s National Customer Service Center, please call us at: 1-800-HI-PILOT (1-800-447-4568). Someone is standing by to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.