UPS places Kansas freight in fast lane

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UPS Freight, the heavy freight division of UPS, says it has reduced transit times and now offers more direct routing to and from northeast Kansas to more than 70 cities from California to Virginia.

“Reducing transit times, guaranteeing deliveries and using advanced tracking technology all combine to provide maximum value for our customers,” said Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, based in Richmond, Va.

The expedited transit times will mean next-day service from Manhattan, Salina and Marysville to Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita, Tulsa and Des Moines. As a result of the direct routing, Houston, Nashville and New Orleans all fall into an expanded two-day window for the three northeast Kansas locales. In addition, freight earmarked for the area from as far away as Los Angeles and San Diego in the west and Norfolk and Richmond in the east will arrive within three business days.

UPS Freight says the new transit times are covered by free time-definite guaranteed service for all shipments moving under the current 560 Tariff, and freight customers can manage, track and process their shipments through UPS Worldship and Quantum View technology. For specific lane enhancements and updated time-in-transit maps, go to