Police escorts, air-tight delivery windows and capacity constraints: What’s ahead and behind for COVID-19 vaccine loads

February 19, 2021

With tens of millions of doses already delivered and millions of doses waiting in the wings for delivery, we reached out to a few industry onlookers to see what the process of hauling COVID-19 vaccine loads has looked like so far — and how the process might change with potentially hundreds of millions of doses slated for delivery and administration in the coming months.

So far, vaccine hauls have been isolated to just a few select carriers. Given government intervention in the contracting process and the high-value, high-priority, high-scrutiny nature of the vaccine hauls, just two to three carriers have touched vaccine loads so far. Namely, CRST, FedEx and UPS have been tapped for those contracts.