The Easiest Way to Ship Between Canada and the United States
How to ship Trans-border LTL Shipments To/From Canada … the easy way.
If you are shipping to Canada or shipping between Canada and the United States, it can be confusing and time consuming. You have to prepare the right paperwork have a customs broker set up and then make sure you select a carrier who is experienced in crossing the border. A transportation broker can make that simple for you. At my company, we’ve been helping customers who are shipping to Canada and between Canada and the U.S. for over 20 years. We know what and how to communicate to the trucking company to make sure chances for error are reduced. This streamlines the border crossing process and ensures your shipment will get delivered on time.
There is a big difference between how a common LTL carrier would move a shipment to and from Canada vs. how a transportation broker would move it. A typical LTL carrier moves your freight by cross-docking it through distribution facilities, frequently transferring it from truck to dock to truck until it arrives at your destination… several days later. Your freight may be moved through 5 or 6 different warehouses before it reaches destination. You can imagine the potential for loss or damage with so much handling!
There are several cross docks involved.
There are several trucks involved.
There are several drivers involved.
There are several warehouse handlers involved.
What are your customers going to say when their goods arrive damaged, late, or don’t arrive at all?
Have you ever experienced a shipment “lost” in transit for a few days?
This type of thing is common with the large common LTL carriers. There is a better to move your LTL shipments when shipping to Canada. Introduce yourself to a better way of shipping to Canada by using a transportation broker. A transportation broker has a network of established Carriers who frequently have empty back-hauls from your shipper and returning back to your consignee. Because they can negotiate lower back-haul rates to ship to Canada, your freight will move competitively priced and differently. A transportation broker typically employs truckload carriers who have room for a few extra skids to make a full load. Because of this, your freight is never cross-docked. It is picked up and delivered with the same truck. This dramatically reduces the chance for error, loss or damage…. not to mention cost! So next time you’re shipping to Canada, or between Canada and the United States, call a transportation broker who specializes in shipments to Canada.
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