We encourage you to support the BPC Publishing Industry Freight & Distribution Plan vendors. We would be happy to assist in rate or service comparisons. For specific rates, please contact the BPC directly at 416-975-9366. The Committee is pleased to make the following recommendations for the year 2016/17:
Small Parcel Domestic
0–500 lbs (225kg)
Recommended vendor: Canpar
- Overall most competitive parcel rates offered.
- A number of new and enhanced services that complement its current service offering.
- Advanced ship notification by e-mail – beneficial for residential deliveries.
- Flexible pickup options: five days a week, two days a week or call in for pickup.
- Standardized customer route and drivers that service all of our members.
- Recommended by the BPC for more than 25 years.
LTL / FTL Domestic
More than 500 lbs (225 kg) pallet
Recommended vendor: National Fast Freight
- Aggressive rates and excellent container and rail capacity
- Specialists in appointment delivery
- Web-based dispatch and bill of lading
- Recommended for 18 years
Customs and International
Recommended vendor: Universal Logistics
- Special focus on book industry – 100 book industry clients
- Progressive educational programming
- Customs brokerage, AMPS and freight consulting, ocean and air consolidation services from international printing centres
- Recommended for 21 years
Corrugated – Packaging
Recommended vendor: Norampac, Inc.
- Largest corrugated cardboard supplier in Canada
- Aggressive pricing offered
- Increases with notice and better than industry-wide changes
- Recommended for 12 years