Delta adds Boston to urgent freight network
28 / 11 / 2017
Delta Cargo has added Boston — its 15th US location — to its DASH Critical & Medical service, introduced earlier this year. Further expansion is planned next year, says the carrier.
Delta describes DASH as “the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a US freight and passenger carrier.”
It offers real-time tracking and monitoring of any eligible shipment, and items can be dispatched in as little as 45 minutes before scheduled flight departure.
Other DASH locations are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, LaGuardia (New York), Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis, Orlando, Rochester (New York), Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Savannah and Seattle, which offer services to 89 mainland US destinations and Hawaii.
Todd Sand, north east regional transportation manager, at customer Antech Diagnostics said: “We started using DASH Critical & Medical because we were in need of a good way to track our packages from drop off to pick up.
"We liked the idea of having an extra 15 minutes to tender our boxes and the guaranteed 45 min off load time, but what really caught our eye was the GPS attached to every package. The GPS took a huge load off our shoulders, knowing that if something happened we would know where the box was and could retrieve it in minutes.”
DASH shipments have striking pink packaging while GPS tracking is monitored by a dedicated team throughout the journey.
If flights are affected by weather or other events, the monitoring team contact local airports to help coordinate the export, transfer and import of all DASH Critical & Medical shipments. Additional terms and restrictions apply.
Domestic US deliveries are available for time-sensitive, small packages such as medical commodities, legal documents, essential machinery parts and aircraft components.
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