Canada and the United States are each other’s largest trading partners.
The sheer volume of commercial goods that shipping companies in Canada and the US bring across the border every day is stunning. One quarter of that trade passes through the Detroit-Windsor border along with more than 11,000 trucks and 15,000 cars. Courier companies in Canada and the US, including Vans LTL, are responsible for carrying some of the more than $1.6 million dollars in trade that crosses the Detroit-Windsor border every single minute. It is hardly surprising that the Detroit-Windsor border crossing is the busiest of all the Canada-US border points. There are 200 million people living within a 13-hour drive of the Detroit-Windsor border. Vans LTL is a courier service that gives you fast, affordable, hassle-free access to those potential customers, ensuring small businesses have the benefit of big markets, without big costs.
Small loads, big business
While some companies need to ship a full truckload across the border, not everyone needs to move that much product. If you have one or two orders to fulfil your choices are often limited and costly. This is where VANS LTL can help. We are a courier service in Canada specializing in cross-border shipments. We cater to companies who need to get their product to market but do not have enough to fill a truck. For a small business, seeking out a trustworthy, cost-effective, and reliable shipping company in Canada often means paying far more than necessary with one of the mainstream parcel services.
Navigating trade regulations
For wholesalers, e-commerce companies and businesses who make multiple shipments across the border, finding a courier service in Canada can seem daunting. Many courier companies in Canada will take your package but leave you trying to navigate complicated cross-border trade regulations on your own or face additional fees after shipping. At Vans LTL we are a full serve courier company. We handle the co-ordination of pickup and delivery, crating your product, tailgate services, paperwork, insurance as well as finding a broker.
What is LTL?
LTL stands for Less Than a Truckload. When you need to ship product that is not enough to fill an entire truck or skid, it is the ideal type of courier service. Whether you have two shipments or two thousand, once a year or once a week we will save you money, headaches and cut your shipping costs.
How we save you money
• FASTER DELIVERY TIMES
No need to wait until you have enough customer orders to send a full truckload.
• REDUCE ERRORS
Navigating the rules of cross-border transit is complicated, but with Vans LTL, you gain access to our team of logistics experts who ensure your delivery arrives, right and on time. Vans LTL is a professional courier service with cross-border shipping experts on call Monday through Saturday. Getting your product where it needs to go is what we do.
• PAY ONLY FOR WHAT YOU USE
No more paying for the empty space in half-filled trucks. Orders are combined to speed up transit and save all customers the hassle of logistics.
• BETTER RATES
The more frequently a shipping company delivers freight, the better their rates. By combining smaller orders into one load and shipping those frequently, we can get the best shipping rates and we pass those rates on to you.
• BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
By combining shipments to move full truckloads, LTL shipping reduces the total number of trucks on the road thereby reducing emissions.
• REDUCE WAREHOUSE COSTS
Waiting until you have enough orders to warrant a full truckload often means storing product for long periods. That requires companies to have warehouse space, creating an added expense, particularly for small businesses. By using a courier service like Vans LTL, you ship your product more frequently, which means you can reduce storage space and warehouse costs.