< Back to Logistics Glossary

What Is a Freight Service Provider?

Understand how a Freight Service Provider may add value to your business

A freight service provider is a company that specializes in the shipping and transportation of cargo from one place to another on behalf of the shipper. Providers may focus on international shipping or domestic shipping, and may utilize various modes of transportation including land, rail, water or air. A freight service provider often owns their vehicles and ensures shipments are safe, on time and in compliance with relevant regulations.