Wednesday, May 27, 2009

UPS Speeds Transit Times to Kansas

Center of the country now three days from either coast

UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload division of UPS, cut transit times between northeast Kansas and more than 70 cities from California to Virginia.

The expedited transit times will mean next-day service from Manhattan, Salina and Marysville in Northeast Kansas, to Wichita, Kan., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., Tulsa, Okla., and Des Moines, Iowa.

In addition, as a result of the direct routing, Houston, Nashville and New Orleans all fall into an expanded two-day window for the three northeast Kansas locales, UPS said. Freight destined for Northeast Kansas from as far as Los Angeles and San Diego and Norfolk and Richmond, Va., will arrive within three business days.

Overall, the company has reduced transit times on some 16,000 lanes over the past two years.

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