Cross Border Trucking Services

Our company has extensive experience serving the Canadian market’s cargo and transportation needs. Since our inception more than 50 years ago, we have built a strong reputation that is reliable and thorough. Thus, our natural evolution brought us to the U.S., where we offer comprehensive and detail-oriented cross-border trucking services. We are proud to maintain our reputation and expand our shipping options to new and existing clients. 

What’s Involved in Cross-Border Transport?

Cross-border services refer to moving goods from their original loading point to another destination country. Industries that work closely with Canadian or American partnerships and markets often need products shipped seamlessly between numerous locations. Crossing the border involves additional steps compared to other LTL shipments due to the regulations imposed on goods by the original and terminus country. In some cases, your products may have to be inspected or reviewed before they can be approved to continue on their journey. 

At Fastfrate, we consider all pieces that make up the cross-border shipping puzzle. We ensure that your cargo arrives on time and safely, with the proper documentation.

Cross-Border Paperwork

Businesses familiar with shipping to the U.S. will understand the depth of paperwork involved to ensure their goods clear customs. Those who have yet to transport products to this market may be keen to realize the details of information required to ensure their shipment goes smoothly. When you choose Fastfrate for your cross-border trucking services, we leverage our dedicated customs expertise. We’ll stay on top of the documents needed to move your cargo from Canada to the U.S. These include:

  • Bill of lading (BOL). This lists all products included in the shipment. Other pertinent details include the address for pick-up, size and weight specifications, and contact details for both the sender and recipient.
  • Packing slip. In this document, all product details can be found, including the order date, products included, and the quantity of each. 
  • Commercial invoice. This paperwork is required for shipping goods to the U.S. It describes the shipment and its value. 
  • Canada customs invoice. Similar to the documentation mentioned above, this paperwork is needed for goods coming into Canada from the U.S. It provides a full rundown of the cargo.
  • Certificate of origin. Per regulations, a certificate of origin denotes where cargo is being shipped from to allow for the proper collection of customs duties.

Depending on the goods you need to be transported, they may require additional paperwork. Our cross-border shipping services can alert you of any discrepancies or added documentation before leaving the point of origin to ensure your items don’t face difficulties at the border. 

Other Features

Our team is pleased to coordinate with your business on all aspects of your cross-border trucking services with us. We offer various features, including the following:

  • Dry, heated, hazmat, and specialized service
  • Distribution programs, including e-commerce order fulfillment and final mile delivery
  • Competitive pricing
  • Complete compliance and certification with all national security initiatives such as C-TPAT, PIP, and FAST

Operating Companies and Partners

Challenger Motor Freight 

We transport FTL (Full Truck Load) freight across North America. With the Challenger network of over 1200 trucks and 3500 trailers, you can count on us for all cross-border shipping requirements regardless of difficulty, destination, or deadline. We manage 500 to 700 border crossings daily, and the Challenger Flex model provides an unlimited and flexible capacity solution by protecting you against unexpected situations such as capacity issues, delays or breakdowns. 


Providing drayage, transload, and dedicated linehaul services between Canada’s major ports and rail lines across the country and neighbouring ports in the U.S.

Fastfrate Integrated Logistics

Utilizing our Canada-wide assets, in addition to a network of over 4,500 professional partner carriers, gives us added capacity, flexibility, and coverage to meet your multi-modal requirements throughout North America.

ASL Distribution

Seamless, customized transportation, warehousing and distribution services that include final mile e-commerce order fulfillment direct to consumers. 

Inbound and Outbound

Working with a new manufacturer or distributor? Interested in testing out parts of your business in Canada or the U.S. market? We can ship your goods across the border between Canada and the US. Our expertise has allowed us the breadth of information to ensure both processes go smoothly and can handle your volume needs and requirements no matter the items. 

Why Choose Fastfrate

We have partnered with select regional carriers throughout the U.S. to operate a seamless multi-gateway network between our two countries. By combining the strengths of niche U.S. players with our longstanding Canadian infrastructure, the result is an excellent LTL and FTL service to meet our valued customers’ North American shipping requirements.

Searching for cross-border trucking companies might leave you with more questions than answers regarding your logistics. With Fastfrate, we work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the highest level of service regarding your shipping needs. Our cross-border trucking services have built on the foundation of our business, and as we continue to grow, we will not compromise on the quality and range of our services. To learn more about how we can support your cross-border shipping needs, contact us