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CEVA rolls out Saturday Night Expedite service to its Consolidated Border Truck program.

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
April 26, 2011

Global logistics services provider CEVA said it has introduced a new Saturday Night Expedite service to its Consolidated Border Truck (CBT) program.

Company officials said this new offering will provide service for Saturday deliveries into the U.S. from Mexico that need to arrive in the Midwest or Ontario, Canada by Monday morning.

CBT was launched by CEVA in January 2009 and initially focused on freight from the U.S.-Mexico border to support Just in Time plants in the Midwest and Canada, according to the company. CEVA added it was designed to answer new delivery demands as shippers like automotive manufacturers are forced to deal with significant production costs when freight is not delivered on time.

“CEVA recognized a need from its customers for freight moving out of Mexico and into the U.S.,” said Ron Wituski, Manager of Business Development for Domestic Premium and Expedited Services for CEVA, in an interview. “The CBT program was running trucks five days a week and freight would come across and get cleared on a Saturday and need to be delivered by Monday. Rather than having the freight sit until Monday or be expedited, customers requested that it be shipped on Saturday. Saturday Night Expedite came to fruition from customer feedback only within the past few months.”

By moving this freight on a consolidated truck basis on Saturdays, versus expedited ground or air freight, Wituski said customers are able to meet production schedules on Monday morning at the same time as reducing the cost. CEVA is able to shift its resources for pickup and delivery on a dynamic basis to meet production demands resulting in significant production savings, he added.

The Saturday Night Expedite service currently accounts for approximately 20 percent of the CBT program, said Wituski, adding that a number of multinational customers are participating in the CBT program including several, large automotive industry suppliers.

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