Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Averitt introduces quicker LTL transit times from Midwest U.S. to Toronto area

By Staff
July 28, 2014

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced it has rolled out improved transit times for less-than-truckload (LTL) service from the Midwest to Toronto and other cities.

An Averitt official told LM that this new offering was driven by customer feedback.

“We listened to our customers and responded to their input,” he said. “Now they can take advantage of faster transit times from the Midwest to Canada, including next-day service
from Chicago to Toronto.”

The official added that Averitt’s trucks don’t actually cross into Canada. Instead, it hands LTL freight to partner carriers in cases like this.

Averitt Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Phil Pierce told LM that the Midwest-to-Ontario lanes represent vital parts of the business plans for many of its customers.

“It’s become more important to our customers that we provide improved service to the province of Ontario,” Pierce said in a statement. “We listened to their feedback, made adjustments to our operations, and worked with our partner in The Reliance Network, Canadian Freightways, to shave time off our
service to Ontario.”

Averitt also said it has made enhancements to other cities in Ontario, including Ottawa, Kingston and London, with freight originating from the companies Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis facilities to those points in two business days or less.

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.

Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.

Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.

Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.

Article Topics

News · LTL · Averitt Express · Transit Times · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA