ASL Distribution Services

Asset Transportation

Our Service Types

  • Truckload (TL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

  • Standard Regular Scheduled Loads

  • Time Critical

  • Night Moves

We are driven by our R5 Mission

Right Product, Right Place, Right Time, Right Condition, Right Attitude

ASL’s asset-based fleet was created in response to our customers’ demands initially when we were handling their consolidation and deconsolidation needs.  We have grown into a solid fleet of tractors and trailers with coverage between the United States and Canada, in Ontario and Quebec, including the Greater Toronto area (GTA) and Southwestern Ontario.

  • Dedicated

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    Cross Docking

  • Consolidation

AREAS OF COVERAGE

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Ontario & Quebec

Crossborder

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Southwestern Ontario (SWO)

USA

Truckload (TL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

Tired of relying on multiple carriers to meet your various distribution needs? ASL Distribution is your one-stop solution for shipping pallets and products of varying sizes. We deliver all kinds of freight, on our own asset based fleet as well as through our freight brokerage division, to our meet our client’s specialized needs. We price by the hundredweight, by the skid or by truckload, by the run or hourly, for your added convenience. Services include Standard, Expedited Delivery and Time Definite Delivery.  One of our specialties includes Time Critical, Regular and Dedicated runs for your most important freight and most important customers.

Night Moves

The demand for “night move” off-hour freight deliveries continues to grow. If you are a shipper, you may wonder “how can I cost-effectively meet the demand of after hour pick-ups and deliveries?” Canadian retailers have required off-hour deliveries for many years. Major retailers recognize the efficiencies that come with maximizing facility capacity (space and doors) and effective inventory replenishment when operating beyond traditional business hours.  If you are shipping to any major retailer, chances are you are in need of a night move solution.

ASL has been performing night move freight deliveries for many years.  It was first initiated in response to customers’ demands and we view it as a strong value-add to our customers and also, it optimizes our equipment, which means cost savings for you.

Standard Regular Scheduled Loads

ASL Distribution Services is committed to date scheduled, cost effective delivery of regularly scheduled loads within typically defined zones in North America.  This is an economical choice for routine shipments that provides the advantage of knowing in advance when your shipments will arrive. Whether it is within domestic Canada or cross border, we work to ensure your shipment is delivered safely and on-time.

Dedicated

As capacity issues increase and drivers become more scarce, an outsourced dedicated fleet solution can guarantee your products make it to your destinations safely and on-time without the investments in resources and assets that a private fleet may require.  We’ve been operating since 1959. Our experienced drivers will deliver your freight with the dedicated service you have come to expect.  Companies spanning industries, including consumer goods, print media, home improvement products, to name a few, have turned to ASL to address their transportation needs.  We continuously update our fleet to ensure maximum efficiency and decreased downtime.

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Time Critical

When timing is critical we deliver. Our North America critical delivery specialized service reliably provides for the movement of highly time critical shipments. Our experienced specialists provide customized plans to offer you a range of urgent solutions that are tailor made to meet your urgent delivery needs.  Proactive notification of delivery status is made available every step of the way.

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Cross Docking

It can be reassuring to know that we've managed cross-dock functions for our customers for decades, not years or months. Cross-dock is an effective way to reduce costs under certain circumstances, but realizing efficiencies require expertise. For example, there are usually substantial savings on international LTL rates. We can manage both the truckload into Canada, and then domestic LTL to help you realize cost efficiencies in the final distribution to domestic Canada (either FTL or LTL).

Consolidation / Deconsolidation

Trust-based flexibility, based on five decades of expertise, make strategies like consolidation and deconsolidation at the border  — cost-effective and efficient. We can consolidate and deconsolidate from:

  • USA / Canada
  • Canada / USA

We can also consolidate, deconsolidate and cross-dock for domestic markets once your brand has crossed, to maximize your efficiency and savings:

  • Intra Canada for Canadian domestic market
  • Intra USA for USA domestic market

This is why our clients value our unique difference — Trust-based flexibility.

12 Locations

ASL has 12 locations that can provide cross-dock, consolidation and de-consolidation services, including in the Greater Toronto area, Winnipeg, (MB), and Buffalo, (NY).  We can also deconsolidate at any of these locations and ship your freight across Canada and the United States at very competitive prices.

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ASL delivers clear & transparent costs

Thank you for your interest in working with ASL Distribution Services. Since our mission is "We've got your brand" we do it your way.  Please take the time to answer a few questions to help us understand your needs and brand. One of our dedicated Logistics Strategists will contact you shortly to discuss your logistics, warehousing and distribution needs and budget.

Ontario & Quebec

Our fleet with skilled drivers specializes in this lane segment and deliver multiple levels of service to suit our customers’ requirements.   ASL has decades of experience servicing the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. We deliver all kinds of freight to our meet our client’s specialized needs. We price by the hundredweight and by the skid or by truckload, for your added convenience. Services include Standard, Expedited Delivery and Time Definite Delivery.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

With our head office located in the GTA, we offer reliable transportation within the GTA and the surrounding Municipalities. We have the flexibility and capacity needed to adapt to customers’ freight volumes on a daily basis. Our drivers are knowledgeable, courteous and skilled at the pickup and delivery of your freight and backed up by efficient technology and dispatch operations.

Southwestern Ontario (SWO)

ASL Distribution serves the Southwestern Ontario region on a daily basis offering freight transportation services. We coordinate all Truckload, LTL and courier services. From expedited transportation for your time-sensitive freight, to milk runs, you can count on us to deliver your freight on time, every time, safely. Our proven dependable track record since 1959, gives our customers peace of mind knowing their freight will be delivered as promised.

USA

Our Fleet is typically in the Extended Great Lake States Region Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York (excluding New York City and New Jersey), Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and to and from Ontario and Quebec in Canada.

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Other Regions in North America for Custom Solutions

If you have regular truckload movements to or from other areas in North America, be sure to let us know. Our fleet is rapidly growing and we are interested in exploring coverage of additional points.