Freight transportation provider Estes has launched three-day service to Toronto, Canada, from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.
The ability to offer three-day service is a direct result of an initiative to increase network efficiency. Estes accelerated processing time, reduced freight handling and utilized direct lanes to create the three-day service from terminals in Memphis, TN; Alexandria and Hammond, LA; Jackson, MS; Fort Smith, Texarkana and Little Rock, AR; and Houston, TX.
The company recently reduced delivery times to Vancouver from the Pacific Northwest from two days to one and initiated a two-day service to Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, from six terminals in Texas and Oklahoma.
One of the ways the company has achieved higher efficiency to Canada is by consolidating freight at inland regional gateways. This avoids congested border terminals and initiates document processing before a customer’s shipment arrives at the U.S.-Canada border. Estes also provides access to experienced, bilingual PARS and PAPS specialists to help prevent needless delays at the border.