Schneider launches Canadian border-crossing service

Schneider National has launched Canada Direct, a cross-border shipping service utilizing the company’s intermodal assets to ease the shipping process

Schneider National has launched Canada Direct, a cross-border shipping service utilizing the company’s intermodal assets to ease the shipping process.

“We put down intermodal roots in Canada more than 20 years ago,” said Steve Van Kirk, senior vice president of intermodal commercial management for Schneider National. “In that time, we’ve pioneered the expertise to pre-clear customers’ loads to move quickly across the border, saving cost and reducing delays. In addition to developing this expertise, our relationship with Canadian National (CN) ensures that our customers’ shipments arrive on time by receiving priority placement on the train. All the benefits of Canada Direct service are achieved with a single point of contact so customers have continual visibility of their freight.”

CN’s rail network spans Canada and mid-America.

“Canada Direct was intended to be a premium door-to-door service offering that would make doing business across the U.S.–Canada border — the largest international trade lane — much more seamless for shippers, and that is exactly what we are delivering,” said Van Kirk.

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