UPS Freight is cutting transit times between Western Canada and U.S. markets by at least one day, speeding cross-border shipments from Vancouver.
The trucking arm of parcel giant UPS reduced transit times in 181 lanes from Vancouver, Canada’s main West Coast port, to the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
The cross-border transit time improvements are part of a larger network restructuring at UPS Freight aimed at moving shipments more quickly.
Last November, the less-than-truckload carrier improved transit times for shipments moving from U.S. cities to Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
UPS Freight aims to haul a bigger share of U.S. cross-border trade with Canada.
Since 2009, the LTL carrier has reduced transit times on more than 1,200 lanes running between the U.S. and Canadian cities, starting with Toronto and Montreal.
In 2010, UPS Freight extended its two-day delivery network from Toronto and Montreal to St. Louis, Mo., and Atlanta, before turning to Western Canada.
Western Canada is the fastest growing region of the country, thanks to its oil and mining industries, both of which source equipment and supplies in the U.S.