For-Hire Carrier

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A transportation company that provides shipping services to other businesses or individuals for a fee.

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Who is the For-Hire Carrier?

A for-hire carrier is a transportation company that provides shipping services to customers in exchange for payment. For-hire carriers may specialize in specific types of transportation, such as trucking, rail, or air freight, and may offer a range of services, such as full truckload, less-than-truckload, or expedited shipping. For-hire carriers are distinct from private carriers, which are transportation companies that provide shipping services exclusively for their own products or goods. 

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Intermediate Carrier

Private Carrier

Specialized Carrier

Terminal Carrier

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