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DHL launches LTL cross border service between US and Mexico 14 July 2015

Competitive pricing providing an all-in flat fee per pound

DHL Global Forwarding has launched a Trans Border Connect Less Than Truckload (LTL) service between the US and Mexico. As a part of DHL’s domestic freight services, 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, US and Mexico customs border brokerage and expertise.

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

DHL Global Forwarding has been operating in Mexico since 1969, and now that Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the US and the second largest export market for US products and services, DHL has launched the LTL bundled service.

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.

The Company’s centralised control tower in Laredo, Texas, US and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico has a team of 155 people who specialise in transportation between both countries.

Trans Border Connect 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 this service are the automotive, engineering, manufacturing and aerospace industries, among others.