Reduced Transit Times, Streamlined Cross-Border Processes Benefit Customers

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--FedEx Freight has significantly improved its service by offering next-business-day coverage between key Canadian gateway cities and several regions across the U.S. In addition, the company is further supporting shippers and customers operating fast-cycle logistics by streamlining cross-border processes. FedEx Freight is a leading provider of regional next-business-day, second-business-day and extended LTL freight transportation services and an operating company of FedEx Corp.

“The FedEx brand is synonymous with speed, reliability and superior customer service,” said Doug Duncan, president and CEO, FedEx Freight. “By making these improvements in the FedEx Freight network, we are delivering those same attributes to LTL customers whose shipping needs include Canada.”

Cross-border enhancements include next-business-day service between Toronto and key markets in the Great Lakes region. In addition, next-business-day LTL service has been introduced between Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the Upper Midwest, an area that is gaining more importance to both countries for cross-border trade.

In addition to these cross-border enhancements, FedEx Freight also provides next-business-day LTL service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and key markets in the Pacific Northwest. Next-business-day service is also available between Montreal, Quebec, and points in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

As part of its efforts to streamline the customs clearance process, a dedicated FedEx team serves as the direct contact for shipments from the U.S. to Canada via FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL. This group uses international clearance systems to enable electronic capture of important international shipping information. Team members are available 24 hours a day, five days a week, to handle the distribution of customs documents to assigned brokers. This direct carrier-broker relationship creates more efficient customs clearance and faster responses for shippers and their customers.

The international clearance systems used by this group provide electronic capture of important international shipping information, including the time of paperwork transfer to the customs broker, and when the entry was accepted by Canadian Customs.

“With the combined services offered by FedEx Freight in the U.S., next-business-day and second-business-day regional LTL market, FedEx National LTL in the U.S. long-haul LTL arena and FedEx Freight Canada, we offer a full range of complementary, industry-leading LTL solutions throughout North America,” Duncan said.

FedEx Freight Canada, which was formed in 2007, is the first-ever direct LTL presence for FedEx in Canada. The growing company, with its headquarters in Toronto, has added service centers in Ottawa, Cambridge, Edmonton, Halifax, and Quebec City and has expanded its facilities in Winnipeg and Calgary. FedEx Freight Canada recently received Partners in Protection (PIP) certification from the Canada Border Services Agency. Established in 1995, PIP is a program that enlists the cooperation of private industry to enhance border and trade chain security, combat organized crime and terrorism and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.

TORONTO, Ontario -- CITT has announced the learning sessions for Reposition 2008 - the national symposium for supply chain and logistics professionals - to be held in Winnipeg from November 5 – 7. The list of topics includes: How Leaders Speak: A Presentation Skills Workshop Logistics professionals will learn the language leaders speak and then put theory into oratory action. Participants will learn from a renowned media specialist how to prepare and deliver results-oriented speeches, reports and presentations across the corporate hierarchy. Whether they are speaking to an audience of one or 100, participants will learn how to maximize their full potential in this full-day workshop.

Economic Shifts: What is the Impact on your Supply Chain?  Supply chain management is currently experiencing extraordinary growth worldwide. But rapid growth and globalization come at a price. Supply chains are now more vulnerable to economic uncertainty and resulting legislative changes at home and internationally than ever before. The Economic Shifts senior panel of transportation and business professionals will discuss these and other critical issues. Pandemic Preparedness When disaster strikes, how can an organization continue to serve its customers, keep employees working and maintain relationships with suppliers? After learning how to construct a viable disaster response framework, a real-world simulation will allow delegates to formulate response strategies to a Level-5 pandemic event. The purpose of this hands-on session is to help participants create a new preparedness plan or improve their existing plan.

Logistics in the Arctic: The Last Frontier - Supply chain and logistics in the Arctic offers unique challenges. Apart from the isolation and inhospitable climate, the lack of infrastructure provides a formidable obstacle. As Canada looks to the Far North to help solve many of the issues we are currently facing, the Arctic will become a major point of discussion. Discovering what this fast-growing region is doing to overcome and adapt will teach logistics professionals how to think and react in a whole new way.

CITT is Canada’s leading professional development organization in the supply chain and transportation logistics sector. We promote professional excellence and advancement for transportation logisticians by offering:

• professional certification
• professional development
• professional networking opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Alan Major,
Communications Officer, CITT
(416) 363 – 5696 ext. 22

Strategic Outsourcing Engagement Focused on Streamlining Operations, Improving Velocity, Removing Waste from Global Supply Chain Network

WARRENVILLE, Ill.--Navistar International Corporation announced today it has selected Menlo Worldwide Logistics, as its global lead logistics provider to support Navistar’s global growth strategies as the company moves into new marketplaces. Working with Menlo will help Navistar as it continues to build its competitive cost structure.

Menlo, which is the global supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc., will support Navistar’s strategies to achieve world-class performance in its global logistics network, including management of global transportation providers, regional warehouse management, lead time planning and net landed cost modeling.

The outsourcing initiative represents a significant step forward for Navistar’s plans to accelerate growth globally and speed the introduction of its products into new markets, noted Ed Melching, Navistar’s director, Global Logistics. “Effective logistics operations are based on superior processes and well-engineered supply chain practices. It’s fundamental to supply chain velocity and a competitive cost structure,” said Melching. “Menlo is an ideal partner for Navistar as we build a world-class logistics capability that will make us more profitable and enable us to better serve our customers.”

Menlo is a global leader in the integration of all functions across the supply chain, from sourcing of raw materials through product manufacturing to the distribution of finished goods. Through a comprehensive review process, Navistar determined that Menlo was the logistics provider most capable of addressing the breadth and depth of the company’s logistics requirements.

“We are very proud and excited to be selected for this highly strategic and mission-critical role supporting Navistar’s business objectives,” said Robert L. Bianco, Jr., president of Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “It’s clear that Navistar is determined to elevate their logistics and supply chain operations into a source of competitive advantage. The role of lead logistics provider is a tremendous opportunity for Menlo and we look forward to demonstrating the value of this engagement for Navistar and its customers.”

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

About Navistar

Navistar International Corporation is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International®™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at

UPS Freight today announced the final phase of its 2008 network enhancements, speeding up transit schedules on more than 1,900 traffic lanes in eight western states.

The improvements mark the third round of network enhancements over the past five months by UPS's heavy freight division. Overall, the company has improved some 12,000 lanes over the past year-and-a-half, offering faster service covering two-thirds of all U.S. ZIP codes.

"UPS is on a path to create a combination of reliability, technology and speed that no other competitor can match," said UPS Freight President Jack Holmes. "Reducing transit times, guaranteeing deliveries and using advanced tracking technology all combine to provide maximum value for our customers."

The latest enhancements cut at least a day from transit times for shipments originating in service centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon and Washington. Specific enhancements include such lanes as Denver to Miami; Portland, Ore., to Memphis, and Bakersfield, Calif., to Cleveland with all now falling under UPS Freight's three-day delivery schedule.

In August, UPS Freight revised its network to establish two-day lanes from Chicago to Dallas, Boston to St. Louis and Philadelphia to Miami. The enhancements also expanded the next-day footprint of UPS Freight to include Cincinnati to Memphis and Columbus, Ohio, to Charlotte.

Earlier this year, UPS Freight announced new on-time performance guarantees. Those guarantees will be extended to the enhanced transit times announced today at no additional cost.

Specific lane enhancements and updated time-in-transit maps can be viewed at

UPS Freight is one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and a leading truckload (TL) service provider in the United States with more than 215 service centers and 18,400 employees. UPS Freight's reliable, modern fleet of approximately 29,000 tractors and trailers offers a full range of regional and long-haul capabilities. UPS Freight also serves Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit

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