FedEx Freight, FedEx Corp.’s less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary, said Thursday it has expanded its services in Canada and Mexico, including one to help shoppers comply with Canada Border Services Agency’s new eManifest requirement on Nov. 1.
The company said it has expanded its FedEx Freight Priority next-day service between 13 U.S. markets and Canada with the opening of its Rochester, N.Y. service center. The center connects cross-border shipments to and from Toronto and Montreal, with Rochester and all U.S. gateway centers for service to Canada already compliant with the Nov. 1 eManifest rules.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, FedEx Freight has opened two new service centers. The first in Culiacán covers northwestern Mexico, including Mexicali and Tijuana. The Silao center provides service to the state of Guanajuato in north central Mexico.
Other improvements include the ability to process cross-border LTL shipments to and from Canada and Mexico through FedEx Ship Manager Software, FedEx Ship Manager Server and FedEx Web Services. Shippers can use the tools to create customized reports and shipping labels, track the status of shipments, schedule pickups and use a shared address book for FedEx parcel and LTL shipments.
“FedEx Freight is committed to providing speed, reliability and simplicity in all geographic areas that we serve,” said Bill Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight. “By expanding our service in Mexico and Canada, and by upgrading our online shipping solutions, our customers can reach more of their customers faster in these important NAFTA markets.” - Eric Johnson