What is a Delivery Notice?
A Delivery Notice is a document used by Flexport as a precursor to a full Delivery Order which gives trucking carriers an advanced notice that an inbound shipment has been assigned to them. A DO Notice serves as Flexport’s pre-alert, informing carriers of estimated arrivals on shipments assigned to them.
What information is on a Delivery Notice?
DO Notices provide pickup terminal and final delivery address to ensure seamless pick-up and delivery planning.
DO Phases Expected Data
How is a DO Notice different from a Delivery Order?
A Delivery Notice does not authorize the trucking carrier to pick up a shipment from the port/terminal. During this phase, the final delivery address is shared, but the cargo cannot be recovered until the Delivery Notice turns into a Recover and Hold Delivery Order or a full Delivery Order. The Delivery Notice still serves only as an advanced notice of a load, allowing carriers to prepare. DO notices are not a call for action.
DO PDF Phases
Delivery Notice Timeline
Historically, Delivery Notice documents were not inclusive of the shipment’s final delivery address; only the final delivery zip-code was included at the time Flexport first introduced the concept of Delivery Notices’. As of September 2021, we’ve simplified the process of planning for loads, by including final delivery addresses on all phases of any Delivery Order/Notice document.
How does this impact my day-to-day work?
The good news is, the recent update to Flexport Delivery Notices does not require trucking carriers to action loads’ differently, this will simply make planning for loads much easier. The table below shows the different phases of a Delivery Order/Notice, and what pieces of information to expect with each phase.
DO Phases in Transmission