Mexico Transportation

Advantages of Carter's Mexico Transportation Services

Our Mexico Transportation Services are designed to ensure your cross-border operations  are seamless and efficient.

Border Management

Our 140,000 foot cross dock in Laredo, Texas is the gateway into and out of Mexico.

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Management within Mexico
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Management within Mexico

Our 60 trained professionals located in Leon, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, and Tijuana provide truck and trailer tracking, cross dock services, Carta Porte compliance, all while being connected with the teams in Laredo, Texas and Anderson, Indiana.

GPS Tracking

Real-time monitoring of all contract motor carrier trucks and Carter Express trailers for complete cargo visibility.

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On-Site and Intra-Mexico Services

Expedited clearance with on-site custom brokers and intra-Mexico cross docking for supply chain optimization.

Strategic Route Planning

Our dedicated Queretaro-based team supports route design and implementation services.

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Carter's Mexico Transportation Services signify our commitment to providing efficient, reliable, and comprehensive cross-border logistics solutions.

Ready to Discover How Carter Can Transform Your Mexico Imports and Exports?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your value-add versus traditional LTL deliveries? 
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Carter Shared Milkrun was designed to support lean manufacturing.
  • Reduced Deliveries: By consolidating all suppliers' deliveries through our network of cross docks, we minimize the number of deliveries at your plant, resulting in lower labor costs and improved dock door utilization.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Our dock manifest allows for visibility of all products en route to our customer’s plants.
  • High On-Time Delivery: Our Milkrun deliveries achieved an impressive 98% on-time delivery rate in 2023, based on17,500 with 17,150 on-time. In contrast, LTL carriers average 90% on-time, according to “The Logistics of Logistics.”
  • Reduced Deliveries: By consolidating all suppliers' deliveries through our network of cross docks, we minimize the number of deliveries at your plant, resulting in lower labor costs and improved dock door utilization.
What is different in Carter’s Milkrun versus other service providers? 
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  • Asset Control: Unlike many consolidators, we utilize Carter Express assets and drivers for picking up and delivering consolidated freight, which allows for greater flexibility in managing routes and improved on-time delivery percentage.
How does Carter create routes?
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Creating efficient routes is vital, and we focus on optimizing cube utilization:
  • Key Criteria: We consider factors such as average cube utilization, DOT hours of service, cross-dock locations, and pick-up times to maximize efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: Our continuous improvement specialists review routing to ensure routes are both safe and aligned with suppliers' shipping hours.
How does Carter manage its carbon footprint?
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We take significant steps to reduce our carbon footprint:
  • Efficient Fleet: Carter Express  post-2017 truck specifications include lift axle tractors, nitrogen in our tires, and skirts on all trailers, all of which improve MPG emissions and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Shared Consolidation: Through shared consolidation of our clients' freight, we develop routes that save up to 25% of wasted miles compared to dedicated networks.
  • Electric Vehicles: Carter Express is investing in electric shunt trucks and transitioning our forklifts to electric, contributing to reduce carbon emissions in our cross docks.
How do lean manufacturing processes impact Carter’s service offerings?
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  • Quick Deliveries: Carter's cross-dock network allows us to deliver products quickly, meeting your low inventory and just-in-time delivery requirements.
  • Continuous Improvement: We inspect each route's cube utilization, identify inefficiencies, and work closely with customers to eliminate waste, ultimately reducing costs.
How does Carter come up with cost savings for its customers?
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We have a dedicated Continuous Improvement team that actively identifies cost-saving opportunities:
  • Route Optimization: We analyze and suggest re-routes to improve cube utilization and minimize overflow due to supplier issues.
  • Supplier Collaboration: Our team communicates with clients to address supplier-related issues and collaborates on long-term solutions to reduce costs.