FedEx Corp. has launched a new longhaul less-than-truckload (LTL) service, FedEx National LTL. Additionally, the company has launched direct LTL service in Canada through the newly formed FedEx Freight Canada. This door-to-door service through FedEx companies will provide greater visibility for Canadian LTL shipments and trans-border pickup and delivery points in the United States.
FedEx National LTL and FedEx Freight Canada were created through the acquisition of the business assets of the former Watkins Motor Lines and Watkins Canada Express. The addition of these services, combined with the regional service provided by FedEx Freight, offers a comprehensive solution for LTL customers and expands the FedEx portfolio.
To initiate the services, FedEx has hired close to 9,000 employees, re-branded equipment, and integrated Web sites to allow customers to quickly and seamlessly navigate between the company's regional and longhaul services. FedEx National LTL has also re-engineered its operations to focus on the longhaul market with a strictly scheduled network, similar to FedEx Freight's operations in the regional market.
Company: FedEx Corp.
Company URL: www.fedex.com