Carrier Also Plans to Open Seven New Facilities throughout Canada
TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - FedEx Freight Canada, the newly-formed
subsidiary of FedEx Freight that provides seamless intra-Canada and
transborder less-than-truckload (LTL) service, today officially unveiled its
new combined national headquarters and 48 dock-door service center, located on
Wilson Avenue in Toronto.
Formerly Watkins Canada Express, FedEx Freight Canada officially began
operations in February. The company provides all-points coverage to more than
7,000 cities in 10 of the country's provinces, as well as transborder service
for shipments to and from the U.S. and other locations.
"This new facility establishes a strong base from which FedEx Freight
Canada will quickly expand its operations across the country," said Grant
Crawford, vice president and general manager, FedEx Freight Canada. "From
British Columbia to Nova Scotia, we offer LTL customers the service excellence
and reliability they've come to expect from the FedEx brand."
In addition to Toronto, FedEx Freight Canada offers reliable pickup and
delivery service through a growing network of facilities that includes
Vancouver, Winnipeg, London, Calgary and Montreal.
With an aggressive growth plan underway, FedEx Freight Canada also plans
to add service centers in Ottawa, Cambridge, Edmonton, Halifax, and Quebec
City, and open expanded facilities in Winnipeg and Calgary during the next
"When you combine FedEx Freight Canada with FedEx Freight and FedEx
National LTL, we provide a full range of complementary LTL solutions
throughout North America," said Doug Duncan, president and CEO of FedEx
Freight. "We're committed to continuing the enhancement of our operations in
Canada to better serve our customers."
FedEx Freight Canada offers the following advantages to customers:
- Transborder crossing using Canada's Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS)
and Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS), which enable Canada and U.S.
Customs to review shipments en route to the border gateway-reducing
delays and providing quicker delivery.
- Enhanced shipment visibility from pickup to delivery, using a single
- Conveniently determined pricing between most U.S. ZIP codes and
Canadian postal codes.
- An online rate calculator to quickly and easily determine specific
- A dedicated bilingual Canada Solutions Team to assist customers with
their transborder shipping requirements.
About FedEx Freight
Within FedEx Corp., the FedEx Freight Segment had annual revenues of $3.6
billion in fiscal year 2006. The Segment includes FedEx Freight, a leading
U.S. provider of regional next-day and second-day and interregional LTL
freight services. FedEx Freight is known for exceptional service, reliability
and on-time performance. Through a comprehensive network of nearly 330 service
centers and advanced information systems, FedEx Freight provides service to
virtually all U.S. ZIP codes, including Alaska and Hawaii. The carrier's
regional and interregional LTL service is supported by a no-fee money-back
guarantee on all eligible continental U.S. shipments. Internationally, the
company serves Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, the
Caribbean, Europe and Asia. With corporate offices in Memphis, Tenn., the
FedEx Freight Segment also includes FedEx National LTL, a leading provider of
long-haul LTL services throughout North America; FedEx Freight Canada, an LTL
operating company serving most points in Canada; FedEx Custom Critical, North
America's largest time-specific, critical shipment carrier; and Caribbean
Transportation Services, the leading provider of airfreight forwarding
services between the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information,
visit the FedEx web site, fedex.com.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $35 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
275,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused
on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of
their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.
For further information:
For further information: Debra Phillips, FedEx Freight, (901) 493-4072,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Denise Lauer, FedEx International Communications,
(901) 438-6725, email@example.com