FedEx Freight Canada, a provider of cross-border and intra-Canada less-than-truckload shipping services, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, announced reduced transit times in more than 500 lanes connecting Toronto and Montreal to dozens of cities and regions in the United States. The company says these service enhancements will enable cross-border LTL shippers to achieve supply chain improvements.
“In addition to these transit improvements, we have expanded our service center network in Canada in recent months and streamlined processes for customs clearance,” says William Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp.
Specific north and southbound cross-border transit-time reductions include:
• Three-day service improved to two-day service between Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Birmingham, Ala., and Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton, Ontario;
• Three-day service reduced to two-day service between Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., and Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton, Ontario;
• Three-day service improved to two-day service between Milwaukee, Rockford, Ill., St. Louis and Montreal;
• Four-day service reduced to three-day service between Denver, Houston and other cities in the central United States and Montreal; and
• Five-day service reduced to four-day service between Los Angeles, Seattle and other points on the West Coast and Montreal.
The company also has expanded its service center network with two additional facility openings in the Greater Toronto Area. ” I am pleased with the steps we have taken to strengthen our Canadian service offering,” Logue says.