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  July 17th, 2015 | Written by

DHL Offers New U.S.-Mexico LTL Cross Border Service

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  • DHL exec: New service “offers customers the opportunity to have their goods picked up any day of the week.”
  • DHL Global Forwarding has been operating in Mexico since 1969.
  • The leading sectors currently using DHL's new LTL service are automotive, engineering, manufacturing and aerospace.

DHL Global Forwarding has added a new Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) service between the U.S. and Mexico.

As a part of DHL’s domestic freight profile, the new service – called Trans Border Connect – “is a bundled solution that offers a single quote for pickup transport, line-haul transport, border crossing, cross-dock, border clearances and delivery components, U.S. and Mexico customs border brokerage and expertise,” the company said.

The product is being rolled out initially for transportation to and from five strategic markets in the U.S. and Mexico, with all border crossings at Laredo, Texas.

In the U.S., shipments are available to and from Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas-Fort-Worth, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; and Chicago, Illinois. In Mexico, shipments are available to and from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterey, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi.

Our new service offers customers who already do business in Mexico, or want to break into this market, the opportunity to have their goods picked up any day of the week via this new road freight solution,” said Tim Robertson, vice president – Sales, DHL Global Forwarding, U.S.

With Trans Border Connect, DHL offers lower supply chain costs and simplifies billing, as well as end to end shipment visibility and provides a single point of contact monitored by experts in its centralized control tower in Laredo, Texas.”

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within the Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been operating in Mexico since 1969.

With Trans Border Connect, the company now offers coverage on regular routes with competitive pricing by providing an all-in flat fee per pound, eliminating multiple carrier bills and hand-offs by acting as a single-source provider for door-to-door surface moves.

Trans Border Connect, the company said, “is designed for all sectors and types of goods and services, with the exception of hazardous materials, textiles, toys, finished electronic items, personal goods, shoes, garments, pharmaceuticals and art work, but such goods can be quoted separately.”

The leading sectors currently using the new LTL service, according to the company, are the automotive, engineering, manufacturing and aerospace industries, among others.

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