Schneider Logistics streamlines shippers’ entry into Canada

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Schneider Logistics, an international lead logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, has announced AccessCanada, a new service offering designed to help U.S. exporters to Canada reduce cost and take risk out of the supply chain. The new service is intended to deliver simplified, cost-reducing access to the Canadian marketplace, combining truckload, crossdock warehousing and less-than-truckload services to expedite freight delivery into Canada without tying up shipper inventory or capital in warehouses.

Schneider Logistics says AccessCanada is an innovative solution that optimizes shippers’ networks with any combination of Schneider National or third-party transportation services. By servicing the Canadian market directly from the United States, shippers reduce cycle time and capital costs associated with bricks and mortar in Canada, according to the company.

To reach shippers’ destinations in Canada, freight is delivered from a distribution center, manufacturing facility or import warehouse in the United States to a crossdocking facility in Canada. There, freight is divided into smaller shipments for final delivery by less-than-truckload carriers. AccessCanada says clients work with one carrier from start to finish and benefit from Schneider’s knowledge of the Canadian supply chain, as well as fast, reliable service that helps their bottom lines.

“With AccessCanada, crossdocking work is done seamlessly so clients do not have to warehouse freight or worry about safety stock,” says John Ferguson, Canada general manager for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “AccessCanada provides U.S. exporters with a cost-effective integrated logistics solution from the point of origin to the customers’ shelves in Canada.”

Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Schneider Canada is the largest U.S.-based carrier in Canada and employs more than 750 Canadian associates as a carrier for the retail sector, automotive freight, newsprint, paper products and consumer packaged goods industries.