UPS Freight Improving Transit Times to U.S. from Montreal, Toronto
Richmond, New, Expanded Two-Day Guaranteed Service Zone Will Cover Cities As Far As Atlanta and St. Louis
UPS Freight (NYSE:UPS), in another major enhancement for its Canadian customers, today announced it has stretched its two-day delivery network from Montreal and Toronto as far south as Atlanta and St. Louis.
Today’s service announcement continues a 2009 initiative that reduced nearly 1,000 transit times between Canadian points and the United States.
The new, faster transit times carry the same on-time, no-fee guarantee offered by UPS Freight on shipments originating and destined for points served by the company’s service centers in Calgary, Edmonton, London, Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Windsor and Winnipeg.
The on-time service guarantee is available for less-than-truckload (LTL) customers on both sides of the border who ship using UPS Freight’s current UPGF525 tariff.
The two-day southbound service matches the company’s two-day northbound service initiated last year and follows improvements in UPS Freight’s operating network and cross-border structure.
The new two-day transit times include Montreal to Milwaukee, Rockford, Ill., and St. Louis. Also, Toronto now provides two-day service to key markets in Georgia and North and South Carolina to include Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Charleston and Savannah.
“At UPS Freight, we’re putting our network, technology and people to work to build the industry’s best transborder service,” said UPS Freight President Jack Holmes. "Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner and these expedited service lanes are important to both countries.
UPS Freight’s Canadian service includes a pre-arrival customs system that speeds clearance at border crossings, minimizes delays and accelerates transit times. The technology enables the electronic transmission of customs documentation; complete online tracking from origin to destination, with instant access to all customs documents; notifying customers of any customs delays with alerts, and 24-hour access to all shipping information.
UPS Freight, one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in the United States and a leading truckload service provider, serves customers throughout North America, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Island. For more information, visit www.upsfreight.com.
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