Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!

UPS Freight rolls out new transit time improvements between U.S. and western Canada

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
November 18, 2010

UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS said this week it has improved transit times between U.S. cities and Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Company officials said that it is focusing on improving service from the southwest and western regions of the U.S., with two-day service from Denver and Las Vegas to Calgary and Edmonton, as well as three-day service to Calgary and Edmonton from the Dallas Metroplex and southern California.

“UPS Freight is always looking for ways to improve the value we offer to
customers,” said Ira Rosenfeld, UPS Freight spokesman. “Strengthening our time-in-transit position across the US/Canada markets has been a priority for some time.  As demonstrated over the last 2 years, UPS Freight has enhanced time-in-transit in over 1,100 lanes.”

When asked what the biggest benefits of this news are for shippers, Rosenfeld cited enhanced speed for shippers to get their product to their end customer faster, which in turn, shrinks their supply chain.

UPS Freight officials also noted that shippers can process, manage and track cross-border shipments through the company’s proprietary UPS WorldShip and Quantum View Manage technology.

“This news re-enforces the message that UPS Freight continues to look for ways to provide additional value for our customers,” said Rosenfeld. “Despite the challenging economic and industry times, over the last several years, UPS Freight has remained committed to strengthening our LTL freight value proposition along core areas of reliability, speed, and technology.”

And UPS Freight President Jack Holmes said in a statement that these lane enhancements further reinforce UPS Freight’s strong commitment to improving the overall value proposition for cross-border LTL shipments. He added that these latest moves bring the total number of lane improvements across the Canadian/U.S. border to more than 1,100 in just the last two years, all backed by UPS Freight’s no-fee delivery guarantee for customers shipping on its current 525 tariff.

For more Logistics Management coverage on UPS click here.

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

Logistics managers have always been under pressure to strike the right distance between specialized intermediaries and the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.

There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.

The ATA said that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers, which it defines as truckload fleets with more than $30 million in revenue, increased 3 percent to an annualized rate of 87 percent in the second quarter.

If you want to meet some of the most ticked-off people on the planet, talk to any trucking industry retiree who received that letter from the Teamsters’ Central States pension plan notifying them of their potential financial haircut coming in retirement.

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL introduced a new flight geared towards Michigan-based importers and exporters out of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Article Topics

News · UPS · LTL · All topics


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