Ground freight is a cheap shipping method and is generally used to transport large items that are not time-sensitive. Ground freight shipping requires an average transit time of three to 10 days, depending on the pickup and delivery locations. Transmanna provides competitive, proactive and efficient services that cover all your inter-modal transport needs. Transmanna specialists go out of their way to ensure that your merchandise is delivered on time, in good condition and at the best price. Our range of international freight forwarding options means we can always handle whatever you need to send — no matter the size, weight or shape. Our in-depth knowledge and extensive network give us access to a large fleet of equipment and a wide array of options. Whether you choose a dedicated vehicle for point-to-point transport or group-age, you have the option of collection from multiple locations for consolidation and onward delivery. We have built an extensive network of prominent carriers and agents across North America, whose regional strengths allow us to expand our range of services at competitive prices. Our partners are very carefully selected based on security, compliance and performance benchmarks and are among the very best in the industry. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or aren’t quite sure what you need, our freight trucking experts will work with you to determine the best course of action. We can then set out a detailed plan that accomplishes your goals and fits your schedule.

Our Ground Transport Services

  • Ground Services: R
    ail/Intermodal, LTL (Less-than-Truckload), FTL (Full Truckload), 
    Specialized Equipment
  • Cost-effective transport for larger shipments
  • Choose between groupage or your own dedicated vehicle
  • Full logistics support for Non-Resident Importers
  • Small parcel shipping
  • Assembly & Distribution Services
  • Re-forwarding and delivery

  • Over-dimensional Cargo
  • Reefer & Heated Services
  • Flatbed & Special Equipment
  • Expedite Service
  • Multiple carrier options: Dry Van, Refrigerated, Flatbed, Drop Deck

Detail of Different Ground Transport Options

Full/partial load

All shipments are a priority for us, regardless of their volume. Our logistics personnel are available 24/7 to provide you with tailor-made solutions. Whether you need a single palette or a full load, our highly qualified team is there for you.

Full Truckload Shipments (FTL)

Shipping a full truckload (FTL) provides more options for your cargo. Shipping FTL from origin to destination is the most time and cost efficient way to truck a large amount of cargo. Your cargo remains with a dedicated trailer, meaning there is no need to consolidate with other cargo. FTL options for large shipments may include specialized equipment such as air ride, removable goose-neck flatbed, heavy haul trucking, and refrigerated trucks. As a rule of thumb, FTL shipments normally range from 15,000 pounds to 45,000 pounds. The pricing for FTL shipping is based on a rate per mile cost with a minimum charge per load. It is important to deal with an industry leader who understands and can guide you through The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standard. All trucked commodities are classified separately based on density, handling, storability, and liability.

Less than Truckload Shipping (LTL)

Less than truckload refers to cargo that travels on the same truck as other shipments. Pricing for LTL shipments is more complicated than shipping a full trailer as it is based on current rates, tariffs, discounts, lanes, class, weight and surcharges. We offer quick transit times for both LTL and FTL.

Rail Freight Transport

We also offer rail freight services. Shipping cargo via railroad is similar to a full truckload (FTL) door-to-door shipment. As an example, a rail container is delivered by truck to the shipper’s dock for loading. The container is then transported by truck to the nearest rail service center. The shipment safely travels via rail to the closest rail ramp where the container is transferred to a truck one more time and driven to its final destination. Rail transportation has the advantage of improving loss prevention and cargo damages, but it should only be utilized if your business does not have a time sensitive delivery. Give us a call if you’re unsure about the best option for your cargo.

Refrigerated and Over Sized Cargo

Additional ground freight shipping options include refrigerated containers (reefers) and flatbed trucks for special handling of oversized/overweight cargo such as large machines or heavy equipment. Flatbed trucking services are available for both full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments.

Project Cargo Experts in Over-Sized Cargo

We are Canadian Project Cargo Specialists with worldwide logistics expertise. We have the ability and experience to take on any over-dimensional shipping project. We’re up for the challenge and our logistics specialists are knowledgeable in international government regulations and freight requirements on anything that you may be moving within the country or across any continent.

Dry, refrigerated and heated transport

Transmanna partners have dry trailers as well as heated and refrigerated temperature-controlled equipment to ensure your products are transported under optimal conditions. We have the right solution, whether your products are cold, hot or frozen.

Hazardous materials

Unsuitable transport of chemical or hazardous materials can have serious ramifications for your company. Transmanna seasoned logistics coordinators ensure that risks are minimized during the transport of your chemical products and hazardous materials by using qualified suppliers, and guiding you through the process.

Specialized equipment

Transmanna team has the experience needed to ensure the secure and on-time delivery of all over-dimensional loads such as heavy equipment, construction materials or any load requiring a crane.

Over-dimensional loads

The transport of over-dimensional loads calls for sophisticated logistics. Transmanna’s high-skilled professionals will step right in and see to the planning and specialized transport of your cargo through in-depth industry knowledge and our cutting-edge equipment.

Direct Shipment/White Glove Service

Some items require urgent delivery. We are always ready to go the extra mile for you. Direct shipping and white glove service are our specialty..

Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program -A good option for importers!

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offers a Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program for importing commercial goods valued at $2,500 Canadian or less. This program streamlines the reporting, releasing and accounting procedures for certain goods brought into Canada by courier. Courier companies must be pre-authorized by CBSA to participate. All applicable duties and taxes are still required to be paid.  

If your business plans to import commercial goods for any commercial, industrial, occupational or institutional use, your shipment can be part of the CLVS Program if:

  • The goods are worth $2,500 Canadian or less,
  • The courier company handling your shipment is authorized by CBSA to participate in CLVS; and,
  • The goods are not prohibited, regulated or controlled goods, such as dangerous materials or weapons.

CFIB continues to press the federal government for improvements to trade regulations. When Canada increased the CLVS threshold from $1,600 to $2,500 in January 2013, CFIB applauded the change as it allowed small importers to bring in more goods through this streamlined process.

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