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Western Canada LTL

Discussion in 'Preferred Carrier' started by PackRat, Oct 7, 2015.

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  1. Freight Broker

    Freight Broker Well-Known Member

    I can't believe how cheap it is to ship to Western Canada (from Ontario). It costs about the same to send a skid to Vancouver as it does to send one to OH...
  2. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    Bison does a very good job for us when we ship road and they will do a full load price + drops.
  3. ed1

    ed1 Member

  4. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    Also are you talking road or rail? We ship everything by rail it is the only way to go once you understand the travel time.
  5. ed1

    ed1 Member

    I do have terminals all the major western cites and a network of agents for the beyonds my rates are usually somewhere between quik x and jr hall
  6. Nawk

    Nawk Well-Known Member

    This is interesting...

    Western Canada is an EXTREMELY competitive market.

    With that much competition comes a vast variety of service levels.

    We use JR Hall, Caneda, Highlight and QuikX Road, Schroeder as our expedited partners.

    There are a ton of parners that are a little easier on the wallet. QuikTrax, Direct Right, CFF, NFF, Clarke, CCT and many others.

    My advise... Choose a partner that has a network of terminals that can support anything extra that your shippers don't tell you about when booking the shipments (straight truck, lift gate, appointments etc.).
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015
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  7. thebluffs1

    thebluffs1 Site Supporter

    J&R Hall = hands down - they are typically more expensive, but certainly the service level speaks for itself
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  8. PatcoTrans

    PatcoTrans New Member

    J&R Hall
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  9. ed1

    ed1 Member

    try me Galaxy Freightline at least a dozen outbound ltl trucks to west a week
  10. Howsmydriving

    Howsmydriving Member

    Try Transam Carriers in Concord
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  11. PackRat

    PackRat Site Supporter

    Morning all,

    We are looking to expand out Western Canada LTL Carrier base and are looking for some good referrals. There are a lot to choose from but wondering what ones stand out with the board members? Thanks in advance all.

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