What is a Carrier in logistics?

A carrier can be a company or a person legally entitled to transport goods by land, water, and air. a) A common carrier can offer his services for any person or company, as he is entitled to do so under the license provided by a regulatory body. A common carrier can work with more shippers within the same day because are not bound to a contract. b) A contract carrier works with a shipper long-term. This means the contract carrier reaches a common agreement with the shipper and agrees to work under certain conditions over the length of the contract.