LTL carrier FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is continuing to expand its service reach into Canada and Mexico – part of a two-year effort by the carrier to increase its market share among shipments between the U.S. and its North American neighbors.

Bill Logue, president & CEO of FedEx Freight, said the carrier expanded its Priority next-day service between 13 U.S. markets and Canada with the opening of a new service center in Rochester, NY: boosting cross-border shipment capability to and from Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Rochester and all U.S. gateway centers for service to Canada are already compliant with Canada Border Services Agency eManifest requirement that goes live on Nov. 1 this year.

In Mexico, FedEx Freight just opened two new service centers: one in Culiacán to cover northwestern Mexico, which includes Mexicali and Tijuana, with another in Silao to provide service to the state of Guanajuato, located in the north central part of Mexico.

Logue said other improvements now include the ability to process cross-border LTL shipments to and from Canada and Mexico through FedEx Ship Manager Software, FedEx Ship Manager Server and FedEx Web Services.

Designed to streamline the shipping process and better manage information, those electronic shipping tools help customers create customized reports and shipping labels, track the status of shipments, schedule pickups and use a shared address book for FedEx parcel and LTL shipments, he explained.

“By expanding our service in Mexico and Canada, and by upgrading our online shipping solutions, our customers can reach more of their customers faster in these important NAFTA markets,” Logue added. “These enhancements are part of our ongoing commitment to transform LTL shipping with faster, more reliable service offerings that better fit the needs of businesses today.”