COOKEVILLE, Tenn (July 16, 2014) — Responding to the growing role of Ontario as Canada’s manufacturing hub, Averitt has announced improved less-than-truckload service times from the U.S. Midwest to the province, including Toronto and other key cities.
With the improvements, LTL shipments moving from Chicago arrive in Toronto in a single business day.
“The Midwest-to-Ontario lanes are vital parts of many of our customers' business plans,” said Phil Pierce, Averitt’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s become more important to our customers that we provide improved service to the province of Ontario. We listened to their feedback and made adjustments to our operations to shave time off our service to Ontario.”
In addition to the one-day service to Toronto, Averitt has also shortened times to other major Ontario cities, including Ottawa, Kingston and London. Freight moving from Averitt’s Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis facilities can now move to those points in as few as two business days.
For more information about Averitt’s service to Canada, call 1-866-208-0167 or visit www.AverittExpress.com/Canada.
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Celebrating its 45th year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.