FedEx cuts transit times for LTL service

VANCOUVER — FedEx Freight says it has improved its service in key U.S. and southbound western Canadian markets, and FedEx National LTL now provides long-haul shippers with improved on-time service after re-engineering its network, FedEx Freight.

FedEx Freight provides regional next-day, second-day and extended LTL freight services, and has cut transit times in half — from two days to next day — from the Las Vegas area to Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Bakersfield and other large cities in Central California, and from Vancouver, British Columbia into the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

FedEx Freight has accelerated delivery from three days to two days in many other cities. Overall, FedEx Freight has helped its customers who depend on fast-cycle logistics by improving service standards in more than 1,000 lanes in the past year.

FedEx National LTL has adopted a strictly scheduled line-haul operation to enhance reliability. Like FedEx Freight, FedEx National LTL employs advanced information systems that support internal planning and provide shipment visibility to customers. These improvements benefit customers with planned inventory replenishment. FedEx National LTL was created in September 2006 when FedEx acquired the business assets of the former Watkins Motor Lines.

“A little over a year ago, we announced our strategy of providing a reliable and cost-effective service for long-haul shippers, complementing our regional LTL service,” said Douglas G. Duncan, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight.

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