Convoy Expands Digital Freight Network to Include Cross-Border Freight with Canada
Convoy News • Published on April 23, 2020
Today we are expanding our Digital Freight Network to include cross-border freight with Canada. This expansion opens up hundreds of new lanes for thousands of carriers on both sides of the border, at a critical time for essential goods to pass through the international border as seamlessly as possible.
Historically, cross-border shippers have relied almost exclusively on large fleets and asset-based carriers to move their freight, primarily because those organizations reduce perceived risk and they have the resources needed to handle the complexities involved with moving shipments across the border versus intra-country freight. These challenges include a range of Canadian province-specific compliance requirements and time-intensive federal customs checks at the border. As a result, options have been limited for shippers who often need flexibility beyond what large fleets and asset-based carriers can provide.
Now, shippers have access to Convoy’s flexible and reliable digital freight network, to tap into our vast network of owner-operators and small carriers, to move their cross-border freight. Convoy’s fully automated, quality assurance (QA) program measures carrier performance on every load, including on-time delivery and overall reliability, giving cross-border shippers additional assurance that they’re working with the highest quality carriers.
For carriers, Convoy’s expansion enables owner-operators and small carriers to access additional freight, using the Convoy mobile app to find, bid on, and win cross-border loads.
Jagbir Dhaliwal, owner of RAIKOT LOGISTICS LTD shared his view: “As a Canadian carrier, having access to more hauling options, including cross-border freight, is key to keeping our trucks running full. We take a great deal of pride in providing exceptional service with each shipment we haul, and Convoy opens the door for us to work with large, world-class shippers on cross border shipments.”
Our cross-border freight offering covers shipments between the U.S. and every Canadian border province, with the exception of Quebec.
This expansion is a direct result of feedback from our shippers, who’ve shared that they want access to a broader base of carriers than they’ve historically had. Now more than ever, flexibility and reliability are critical for shippers to ensure swift and safe delivery of their products.
During this unprecedented period, our network stands ready to support shippers and carriers on both sides of the border.
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