COMPETITION WATCH: FedEx Freight improves cross-border service times

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FedEx Freight Canada has reduced transit times in more than 500 lanes connecting Toronto and Montreal to dozens of cities and regions in the US. The company says these service enhancements are designed to enable cross-border LTL shippers to achieve supply chain improvements.

“FedEx Freight is committed to providing outstanding service to LTL shippers throughout North America. In addition to these transit improvements, we have expanded our service centre network in Canada in recent months and streamlined processes for customs clearance,” said William J. Logue, president and CEO, 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, Ont.

-Three-day service reduced to two-day service between Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., and Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton, Ont.

-Three-day service improved to two-day service between Milwaukee, Rockford, Ill., St. Louis, Mo., and Montreal.

-Four-day service reduced to three-day service between Denver, Houston and other cities in the central US and Montreal.

-Five-day service reduced to four-day service between Los Angeles, Seattle and other points on the West Coast and Montreal.

“Our goal is to add value for our customers’ supply chains, and I am pleased with the steps we have taken to strengthen our Canadian service offering,” said Logue.

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