2018 Holiday Shipping Schedule

11/09/2018 — Leah Palnik

Holiday Shipping Schedule 2018

There’s no way around it – shipping during the holiday season can get hectic. Whether you’re sending packages to customers or shipping out several pallets, the holidays can affect your transit times. To help you prepare for this busy time of year we’ve compiled your important need-to-know dates for some common carriers.

Holiday schedules for LTL freight carriers
Before you schedule your shipment, make sure to account for the days your selected carrier will be closed. Below are some common freight carriers and their holiday schedules for the 2018 season:

  • YRC Freight will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and December 31-January 1
  • XPO Logistics will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • Old Dominion will be closed November 22, December 24-25, and January 1; it will have limited operations on November 23 and December 31
  • New Penn will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1; it will have limited operations on December 31
  • Pitt Ohio will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • Reddaway will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • Dayton Freight will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • R&L Carriers will be closed November 22, December 25, and January 1
  • Estes will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • Central Transport will be closed November 22, December 25-26, and January 1; it will have limited operations November 23, December 24, and December 31
  • Roadrunner will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • Clear Lane Freight Systems will be closed November 22-23 and December 24-25
  • FedEx Freight will be closed November 22-23 and December 24-25, and January 1; it will have limited operations December 31
  • Holland will be closed November 22-23 and December 24-25, and January 1
  • New England Motor Freight will be closed November 22-23 and December 24-25, and January 1
  • AAA Cooper will be closed November 22-23 and December 24-25, and January 1
  • ArcBest will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1
  • UPS Freight will be closed November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1

Important dates to note for your small package shipments
As for your small package shipments, make sure you’re aware of the peak surcharges that UPS and FedEx will be applying. UPS will be instituting an additional surcharge on residential ground shipments from November 18 through December 1 and then again December 16-22. Unlike its competitor, FedEx won’t be applying a similar peak surcharge. Both carriers, however, are charging more for larger packages or packages that necessitate additional handling. FedEx will apply these surcharges November 19-December 24, while UPS will be applying these charges November 18-December 22.

For your FedEx small package shipments, check out the last days to ship, review important information on the money-back guarantee, and refer to the 2018 holiday schedule below.

FedEx Holiday Schedule 2018

PartnerShip holiday schedule
If you need help with a last minute shipment during this busy time of year or have any questions, we're here to help. Keep in mind, PartnerShip will be closed so we can enjoy time with our families November 22-23, December 24-25, and January 1. From our families to yours – happy holidays!

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