A truck, van or related required equipment is booked for a customers exclusive use. The shipment is moved on a direct to door basis – Shipments are never consolidated with others and attention is given to the most expedient routing and transit time.
Where the standard modes of transportation available to a shipper do not allow ample time to meet required delivery time lines and there is the potential for negative impact- these shipments are deemed to be “Time-critical”.
A shipment is afforded a dedicated personal escort(s) /courier/flyer specially trained to deal with the various nuances of checking in and accompanying a customers critical shipment onto a flight as personal baggage and transitioning it upon arrival at destination. Hand Carry –often abbreviated to HC is synonymous with OBC. These terms are interchangeable industry terms having the same meaning.