LTL carrier FedEx Freight is cutting transit times in half--from two-day to next-day delivery service--along key western routes in the U.S. and Canada: from the Las Vegas, NV, area to Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Bakersfield and other large cities in central California, and from Vancouver, British Columbia into the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

FedEx Freight added that it’s accelerating delivery from three days to two days in many other cities and has improved service standards in more than 1,000 U.S. lanes in the past year – especially ones served by FedEx National LTL, which was created in September 2006 when FedEx acquired the business assets of the former Watkins Motor Lines.

“A little over a year ago, we announced our strategy of providing a reliable and cost-effective service for long-haul shippers, complementing our regional LTL service,” said Douglas Duncan, president & CEO of FedEx Freight. “Today … we are able to leverage our networks to offer all-points coverage in the regional and long-haul sectors.”