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