Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


LTL news: FedEx Freight opens up new locations in Mexico

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
August 31, 2011

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, said this week it opened three new markets in Mexico on August 1, rolling out service centers in Toluca, Puebla, and Veracruz.

Company officials said that through these new service centers, FedEx Freight has reduced transit times by an average of 50 percent for its customers shipping in the southeast region of Mexico, as well as offering customers the option of extended pick-up times in the new locations and Villahermosa, Mexico.

A company spokesman told LM that FedEx Freight customers will benefit from improved transit times as a way to better serve their own customers in these regions.

FedEx Freight provides service coverage throughout all of Mexico and has a network of 15 Mexico-based service centers. The company provides LTL service in Mexico through an alliance with Auto Lineas America, a provider of domestic and international regular cargo services, specifically for customers in Mexico, USA, and Canada.

FedEx Freight previously served the Toluca and Puebla locations directly from its Mexico City service center, which was a two-day service standard, according to the spokesman. In addition, customers in those markets previously needed to request a shipment pick-up with one day’s notice, and can now request a pick-up that will take place the same day. In Veracruz, he said, FedEx Freight has improved transit times by two days to this location through the new service center.

“Customers in these areas now benefit from extended pick-up times and reduced transit times by an average of 50 percent, meaning their shipments to and from these areas are faster,” said the spokesman. “Combined with the reliability and technology for which FedEx is known, customers also will see an improvement in their supply chains, due to the improved service.”

FedEx Freight recently unveiled a 6.75 percent GRI bump, effective September 6.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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

February manufacturing data issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) dipped slightly compared to January, according to the most recent edition of the organization’s Manufacturing Report on Business.

As U.S. West Coast ports begin to address their critical congestion issues, an innovative approach is being launched at San Pedro Bay.

The ongoing financial travails of the Highway Trust Fund was made clear in a position paper recently issued by Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. In the paper–entitled “Why Not A Ten-Year Surface Transportation Bill?”-Davis points to past federal transportation bills, as well as the White House’s GROW AMERICA proposal as having one fatal flaw in common: they each leave the HTF on worst financial shape after the bill expires than it was prior to the bill being enacted.

Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

U.S. Carloads were down 7.8 percent annually at 259,544, and intermodal volume was off 15.7 percent for the week ending February 21 at 213,617 containers and trailers.

Article Topics

News · FedEx · LTL · Mexico · Less-Than-Truckload · 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