Estes announced the launch of a three-day service to Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, from six terminals in Texas and Oklahoma as a direct result of an initiative the company implemented to increase its network efficiency. Estes says it accelerated freight processing, reduced freight handling and utilized direct lanes to reduce service to Edmonton and Calgary from five days to three. The service is available from terminals in Houston, Temple, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Estes says one of the ways it has achieved higher efficiency is by consolidating freight at inland regional gateways, avoiding congested border terminals and initiating document processing before a customer’s shipment arrives at the border. Estes says it also provides access to bilingual PARS and PAPS specialists to help prevent delays at the border.
“Industries that ship significant freight in these lanes cannot afford delays waiting for parts and supplies,” says Billy Hupp, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Richmond, Va.-based company. “Our reduced number of delivery days combined with our border expertise give customers peace of mind that deliveries will be there when they need them.”