Purolator USA, a provider of cross border logistics, has expanded service to the Canadian border, making it easier than ever for Los Angeles and other regional businesses to reach the Canadian market. Purolator, which maintains a full service processing center in Los Angeles, is now operating dual linehauls ’ via air and ground—to its Chicago and Seattle induction facilities.

‘Businesses across the region are realizing the economic potential of the Canadian market, and Purolator is helping to make the cross border logistics process as seamless and efficient as possible,’ says Los Angeles Branch Manager Santino Anderson. ‘Our expedited service to the border means that Purolator shipments arrive at the border, navigate the customs clearance process, and move into their Canadian distribution network faster than shipments processed by most competitors. This is a tremendous time saver for our customers.’

Canada is an increasingly important source of revenue for businesses throughout the southwestern United States. The US Department of Commerce reports that during 2008, California exported almost $18 billion in goods to Canada, Arizona exported $2.3 billion and Nevada businesses sent more than $940 million in goods across the border. As the US economy begins to rebound from the nationwide recession, Canada and its 35 million potential consumers will be an important source of growth and opportunity.

Unlike most US-based logistics providers, Purolator maintains an extensive distribution network throughout Canada, which provides direct access throughout that country, even to the most remote regions. This strong Canadian presence often means that US shipments can reach their final destination without having to ensure a costly and time-consuming distribution center stopover.

‘Our DC Bypass capabilities, along with our consolidation services can shave several days off a typical distribution calendar,’ Anderson noted. ‘With so many of our customers still feeling the effects of the economic recession, Purolator has some great services available to help control costs.

‘Our goal is to offer customers the logistics plan they need at a price they can afford, with a level of customer service that exceeds their expectations,’ Anderson said.