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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.

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