YRC introduces CanAm border clearance kiosks

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — YRC Logistics announced the establishment of seven new cross-border kiosks between Canada and the U.S. for expedited clearance of shipments.

To enable faster processing and increased communication with carriers, the kiosks will be strategically located in seven YRC Logistics U.S.-Canada border crossing locations. They are:

The Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y.; Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in Niagara Falls; the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit; the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Mich.; Champlain N.Y.; Pembina N.D.; and Blaine Wash.

“We are pleased to announce the placement of the innovative kiosks in these key locations,” said Jim Ritchie, president and CEO, YRC Logistics. “It will allow our clients and employees to have a central communication point when shipping goods across the U.S. and Canadian border.”

There are some major advantages of implementing the kiosks, says the company. The first is the ability to service carriers in a more efficient and timely manner allowing drivers to have access to YRC Logistics Cross Border brokerage services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Kiosks will operate via a camera and a telephone, which allows communication with the drivers as they present any paperwork needed for customs clearance. Once the driver arrives at the kiosk, communication connects them to the Buffalo head office.

The driver scans any required documents based upon the client and the type of goods being shipped. The office reviews the documents and returns the required information back to the driver for immediate Customs processing and border crossing.

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