FedEx Freight Introduces Cross-Border Service

FedEx Freight now offers next-business-day coverage between key Canadian gateway cities and several regions across the US. In addition, the company is streamlining cross-border processes.

Regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight says cross-border enhancements include next-business-day service between Toronto and key markets in the Great Lakes region of the US. In addition, next-business-day LTL service has been introduced between Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the US Upper Midwest, an area that is gaining more importance to both countries for cross-border trade. In addition to the cross-border enhancements, FedEx Freight also provides next-business-day LTL service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and key markets in the Pacific Northwest. Next-business-day service is also available between Montreal, Quebec, and points in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, says the carrier.

As part of its efforts to streamline the customs clearance process, a dedicated FedEx team serves as the direct contact for shipments from the US to Canada via FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL. This group uses international clearance systems to enable electronic capture of international shipping information. Team members are available 24 hours a day, five days a week, to handle the distribution of customs documents to assigned brokers.

“With the combined services offered by FedEx Freight in the US, next-business-day and second-business-day regional LTL market, FedEx National LTL in the US long-haul LTL arena and FedEx Freight Canada, we offer a full range of complementary, industry-leading LTL solutions throughout North America,” said Doug Duncan, president and CEO, FedEx Freight.

FedEx Freight Canada, which was formed in 2007, is the first-ever direct LTL presence for FedEx in Canada. The growing company, with its headquarters in Toronto, has added service centers in Ottawa, Cambridge, Edmonton, Halifax, and Quebec City and has expanded its facilities in Winnipeg and Calgary. FedEx Freight Canada recently received Partners in Protection (PIP) certification from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Established in 1995, PIP is a program that enlists the cooperation of private industry to enhance border and trade chain security, combat organized crime and terrorism and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.

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