ASL Distribution Services

WE KEEP YOUR BRAND MOVING

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USA / Canada Trans-Border

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Canada / USA Trans-Border

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Cross-Docking Consolidation/ Deconsolidation

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Transportation Services

Precision Supply Chain Solutions — Your single source partner for end-to-end transportation solutions

Our unique freight logistics service — “Precision Supply Chain Solutions” — handles all of your freight and transportation intermediary needs.  Since 1959, we've provided reliable, comprehensive services at competitive rates. There is no move too small or too large. Precision is known for:

  • One call solutions to your transportation needs
  • Shipment confirmation and tracking
  • Reliable capacity
  • Door to door service, reducing chance of loss/damage.
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OUR COVERAGE AREA

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Canada - USA Trans-Border

For decades, our Canadian partners relied on us for solutions. Cross-Border can be stress-free. Our Canadian friends rely on us for all their: Inbound LTL, TL and/or Courier Transportation, Cross-dock, Cross-border Linehaul, Domestic Outbound TL, LTL and/or Courier Bundles. For our Canadian friends, we work together to engineer the right cross-border solution for your Canada to USA needs, streamlining the flow, reducing the costs — including clearance charges — and ensuring that your time-critical goals are all met. If you need to move your goods in a timely manner, from coast-to-coast, on both sides of the border — by truck, air, rail or even temperature-controlled loads — you can rely on us to move your brand.

USA – Canada Trans-Border

Our American partners depend on our streamlined solutions. We take the pain out of Cross-border for our American friends. with a full USA — Canada Cross-border Consolidation Program. Seamlessly integrating Inbound LTL, TL and/or Courier Transportation, Cross-dock, Cross-border Linehaul, Domestic Outbound TL, LTL and/or Courier Bundle, we engineer a solution for you that reduces your costs, clearance charges and really boosts the flow of your goods. If you need to move your goods in a timely manner, from coast-to-coast, on both sides of the border — by truck, air, rail or even temperature-controlled loads — you can rely on us to move your brand.

North American Coverage

Precision Supply Chain Solutions provides trusted trans-border transportation services (TL, LTL and courier) between and throughout Canada and the United States. We offer a variety of trans-border and domestic options including direct shipments, cross-dock, or consolidation programs. We have a widespread North American reach, and can move your freight from its origin, to anywhere within the US and Canada.

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Transportation Management

Trust-based flexibility makes the difference

Trust-based flexibility is our key differentiator — built on 60 years of warehousing and distribution expertise. Choosing a third-party logistics company requires that trust — a provider that can look out for your brand’s best interests — allowing you to focus on your core business. It also requires flexibility — a strategic sharpness that only comes with decades of experience.

Dedicated logistics strategists — think of them as your team

ASL's unique team of Logistics Strategists delivers to your highest metrics of service: transit time, routing compliance and cost-effectiveness. Think of them as your team. Our advanced transportation management system allows us to optimize all of your transportation requirements.

Ask us today for a no cost, no obligation rate comparative freight analysis.

Cross-Dock: Help reduce Costs

Leverage our decades of experience in cross-docking to reduce your costs. For example, Truckload rates can apply to goods into Canada and then domestic LTL rates for final distribution via domestic Canada FTL and LTL.

Trust-based flexibility

Our trust-based flexibility approach, including our hybrid solutions, help you maximize value in your unique situation:

  • Full Pallet: Pick your orders either at the full pallet level or at the case level and complete the orders for final destination. At the ASL cross-dock facility we separate and ship the product.
  • Case or Break-Bulk: You can maximize the cube of the truck or container by picking in bulk, then shipping to our cross-dock facility to break the bulk shipment into orders.
  • Hybrid: You might have a hybrid of full pallet and break-bulk determined by special characteristics such as: slower moving goods, temporary staging of goods to  match due dates; or, temporary staging for consolidation to the consignee destination. You brand's needs are unique.

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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Truckload (TL)

Take advantage of our buying power and truck assets to affordably ship your products via Truckload (TL). You can choose from our flexible variety of road services or intermodal truckload services:

  • tandem, tridem and quad axle dry van service for dry goods
  • reefer/temperature controlled service for ambient, heated and refrigerated products
  • flatbed transportation services.

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

LTL transportation can be economical when you don't have a full load. Share the transportation costs with other companies.

ASL’s Precision Supply Chain Solutions will efficiently lower your costs by consolidating your shipments with regular scheduled shipments heading to the same destination.

Courier

Our strong network of internationally-recognized providers, and strong buying power, allow us to offer our clients competitive rates for delivery, shipping and courier services.

ASL — A Better Way

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Intermodal (Rail) Transportation

When you ship via intermodal, the longer the distance the more significant the benefits are. Rail is not only a more cost effective mode, it adds capacity independent of long haul driver resources.

Shipping via intermodal helps the environment. Intermodal shipments move at a 75% lower emission rate than traditional road transport.

Whether it’s dry, heated or hazmat, we can handle both your LTL and TL intermodal shipments between Ontario and Western Canada, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and between Chicago and Canada.

We deliver to small and large businesses, industrial sites and big box, Canadian retailers.

Intermodal truckload service offers similar transit times to road service.

Standard Road Transportation

Standard Road Transportation is an economical choice for routine shipments with reliable delivery dates. Whether it is within domestic Canada or cross border we work to ensure your shipment is delivered safely and on-time.When you ship via intermodal, the longer the distance the more significant the benefits are. Rail is not only a more cost effective mode, it adds capacity independent of long haul driver resources.

Shipping via intermodal helps the environment. Intermodal shipments move at a 75% lower emission rate than traditional road transport.

Whether it’s dry, heated or hazmat, we can handle both your LTL and TL intermodal shipments between Ontario and Western Canada, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and between Chicago and Canada.

We deliver to small and large businesses, industrial sites and big box, Canadian retailers. Intermodal truckload service offers similar transit times to road service.

Expedited Transportation

When timing is critical we deliver. We supply drivers who operate as teams to provide non-stop expedited service for your time-sensitive or emergency transportation requirements. At times, a day earlier may result in substantial cost savings.

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.

Special Commodities including Over Dimensional

Call Precision Supply Chain Solutions (PSCS) for your over-sized or over-dimensional cargo needs.  We expertly coordinate the movement of over-sized cargo or heavy lift using crane and rigging services and provide a turn-key logistics solution from “site-to-site”.

Refrigerated Full Truckloads

We provide transportation of full truckloads for temperatures ranging between -20 to +90 degrees Fahrenheit, and hold them at the temperature you specify, and we do this anywhere between Canada and the United States, or domestically within Canada.

Air

Our team works vigorously to rapidly and safely ship or receive your merchandise via air transportation, either within Canada or USA. We protect the success of your logistics assignment by overseeing all the steps involved and keeping you informed at every stage of the process.

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Flatbeds (Tandem Air, Step or Drop Deck, Double Drop, Intermodal Chassis, Rack and Tarp)

When your freight can’t fit in a dry van, you can rely on Precision Supply Chain Solutions for a variety of flat bed options:

  • Tandem air ride flatbeds– dual axles provide extra support for heavier loads and more braking power (for every wheel there is also an additional brake). Air Ride suspension provides increased cushioning over bumps in the road.
  • Step or Drop deck flatbeds – when your load needs to be close to the ground to accommodate forklift unloading and loading, step decks or drop deck trailers are the best equipment for the job. A Drop Deck or Step Deck Flatbed is a platform semi-trailer with no sides, no roof and no doors, and has two deck levels. The floor drops down after it clears the tractor unit. The lower deck allows hauling of taller loads compared to a regular straight floor flatbed.
  • Double drop removable gooseneck flatbeds – a lowered level between the sets of wheels, and a removable “gooseneck” at the front permits the trailer to be loaded via a ramp and are typically used to haul equipment or loads that are both tall and long.
  • Intermodal container chassis – a framework on wheels, without the “bed”. These are used to haul intermodal containers.
  • Rack and tarp flatbeds – a flatbed with a structure on the front, sides, and (mostly) the back as well. After the cargo is loaded, a tarp is secured over the top, mostly to reduce air resistance but also to protect the cargo from weather.
  • Multi-axle flatbeds –intended for very heavy loads, sometimes three, four or even six axles are needed on part of the trailer to support the load.

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ASL Delivers Clear & Transparent Costs

Thank you for your interest in working with ASL Distribution Services. Since ASL's mission is to warehouse and fulfil your brand your way, please take the time to answer a few questions and one of our dedicated Logistics Strategists will contact you shortly to discuss present pricing as well as your logistics, warehousing and distribution needs.

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