Expedited shipping is a shipping method that prioritizes fast delivery and thus delivers faster than regular transit methods. Expedited shipping roughly falls into three main categories: same-day shipping, next-day shipping, and express delivery. The optimization of delivery time is conducted partially owing to the limited number of stops made along the way. Shipments of this category transfer directly from pickup to delivery. As a rule, trucking companies that provide expedited shipping deliver freight in a single truck where two drivers work shifts.

Normally, it takes five days for the shipment to be delivered. But with expedited shipping, delivery time is 2-3 days on average. This type of delivery is becoming popular among both customers and truckers – only 50% of retailers provide same-day delivery – this means that the one that offers this type of delivery, gains more customers and owner-operators eager to earn more.