YRC Logistics, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced Monday, May 12, the establishment of seven new cross-border kiosks to better meet YRC Logistics clients’ needs for expedited clearance of shipments crossing between the United States and Canada.
To enable faster processing of shipments and increased communication with carriers, the kiosks will be located strategically in seven YRC Logistics U.S.-Canada border-crossing locations, including:
“We are pleased to announce the placement of the innovative kiosks in these key locations,” says Jim Ritchie, president and chief executive officer of Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Logistics. “It will allow our clients and employees to have a central communication point when shipping goods across the U.S. and Canadian border.” The kiosks will be managed centrally by brokerage experts in the company’s Buffalo office, the main headquarters for YRC Logistics Cross Borders.
There are some major advantages of implementing the kiosks, the company says. The first is the ability to service carriers in a more efficient and timely manner, allowing drivers to have access to YRC Logistics Cross Border brokerage services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Second, the central processing location will allow for more consistency and efficiency among filings, leading to increased compliance with government regulations and faster processing, according to the company.
The following illustrates how the kiosks will operate: There is a camera and a telephone with each kiosk that allows communication with the drivers as they present any paperwork needed for customs clearance. Once the driver arrives at the kiosk, communication connects them to the Buffalo office. The driver scans any required documents based upon the client and the type of goods being shipped. The Buffalo office reviews the documents and returns the required information back to the driver for immediate Customs processing and border crossing.