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3/10/2009



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UPS Freight cuts transit time in Michigan, Wisconsin


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UPS Freight recently reduced transit times for cargo moving through large sections of Michigan and Wisconsin.
 
The enhancements by United Parcel Services’ heavy freight arm — one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers — include next-day service between new direct points in Wisconsin and Michigan linking Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
 
The changes “extend the reach of our next-day service and shorten transit times for central and western Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” said UPS Freight Vice President for Line Transportation Todd Holt in a prepared statement.

Although some of the freight might wind up on railroads at some point, the enhanced transit times “are a result of more direct over-the-road routing,” said UPS Freight Director of Media Relations Ira Rosenfeld in an email.
 
In February, the company improved transit times for 2,250 lanes in Texas and southern Oklahoma. During the past 21 months, UPS Freight has reduced transit times in about 15,500 lanes.


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