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Contract Carrier

What is a Contract Carrier?

A contract carrier is a type of transportation company that provides services exclusively to specific customers or shippers. The term refers to a carrier that operates under a contract with a single shipper or group of shippers, rather than offering services to the general public. Contract carriers typically have exclusive relationships with their customers and may provide specialized services tailored to their specific needs. They may operate a fleet of vehicles or work with other carriers to provide transportation services. Contract carriers may offer various types of insurance coverage to protect their customers' shipments during transport. Contract carriers may operate in various industries, such as freight transportation, logistics, and shipping.