AccessCanada(TM) reduces inventory and time in transit; eliminates warehouses for US-based exporters.

Schneider Logistics, Inc., an international lead logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise today announced AccessCanada(TM), a new service offering that helps US exporters to Canada reduce cost and take risk out of the supply chain. The new service delivers simplified, cost-reducing access to the Canadian marketplace. With AccessCanada, Schneider combines truckload, crossdock warehousing and less-than-truckload services to expedite freight delivery into Canada without tying up shipper inventory or capital in warehouses.

AccessCanada is an innovative solution which optimizes shippers’ networks with any combination of Schneider National or third-party transportation services. By servicing the Canadian market directly from the United States, shippers reduce cycle time and capital costs associated with bricks and mortar in Canada.

To reach shippers’ destinations in Canada, freight is delivered from a distribution center, manufacturing facility or import warehouse in the United States to a crossdocking facility in Canada. There, freight is divided into smaller shipments for final delivery by less-than-truckload carriers. AccessCanada clients work with one carrier from start to finish and benefit from Schneider’s intimate knowledge of the Canadian supply chain as well as fast, reliable service that helps their bottom lines.

“With AccessCanada, crossdocking work is done seamlessly so clients do not have to warehouse freight or worry about safety stock,” said John Ferguson, Canada General Manager, Schneider National.

“AccessCanada provides US exporters with a cost-effective integrated logistics solution from the point of origin to the customers’ shelves in Canada,” Ferguson added.

Building upon a transportation history of over 70 years, Schneider Canada has provided reliable transportation and logistics services for more than 15 years, including One-Way, Intermodal, Dedicated and Schneider Transportation Management. Certified for both the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) through the Canada Border Services Agency and the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), the company is equipped to handle the challenges of cross-border customs and clearing operations. In addition, approximately 90% of Schneider’s Canadian fleet is FAST certified, allowing for expedited border crossing service.