The Canadian Courier & Logistics Association (CCLA) is a non-profit organization with a broad-based membership of time sensitive delivery and logistics services providers operating in Canada, unlike other countries, such as the United States, where separate Associations exist for each segment individually.
Our members include large enterprises with global delivery networks, such as DHL, FedEx, Purolator, TNT, United Parcel Service and Canada Post Corporation, overnight trans-border integration firms, mid-size local and regional delivery firms with strong area distribution networks, and smaller local firms such as same day and messenger companies.
In total, the CCLA’s members employ or use the services of over 100,000 Canadians, maintain operations centres across Canada, and generate annual sales in excess of $10 billion per year.
CCLA member companies operate dozens of aircraft both owned and chartered and thousands of trucks, vans, warehouses and other various logistics assets which contribute, to the today’s “just in time” economy which is vital to Canada’s competitive position.
In this sense the CCLA is truly unique in its ability to provide a full 360 perspective of the industry when dealing with various regulators and legislators, and developing services and programs. We provide professional, informed and proactive representation and information on common issues on behalf of our membership.
Based on this information, it is clear that a CCLA membership serves as a key component in many companies' overall supply chain management strategy.
The express transportation industry specializes in time-definite, cost effective, reliable transportation services for documents, packages and freight. Express delivery is vitally important to businesses utilizing time-sensitive, "just-in-time" manufacturing techniques and supply-chain logistics in order to remain internationally competitive. Collectively the industry acts as an economic “catalyst” in the facilitation of goods to market expediently. That translates into enhanced trade and industry prospects for the countries we service and hence a better way of life for all.
Worldwide, CCLA members have operations in over 200 countries; the Canadian Courier market translates to the movement of approximately 2 million packages per day encompassing approximately *2,400 courier companies across Canada.
The courier environment is a multifaceted one, widely known as carriers employing air and ground movement of goods. We are also integrated logistics providers who execute a myriad of services such as: Customs clearance, warehousing, consulting, systems interface, freight forwarding, specialized transport as well as innovative supply chain solutions.
Our members embody the highest level of technology and investment of any mode in controlling and monitoring the progress of enormous volumes of time sensitive goods with tight delivery “cycle times,” through their networks. The industry’s focus on ensuring delivery reliability by deploying advanced systems and automated operations has contributed to superior targeting methods, developed internationally, which are proven to intercept contraband and threats to security.
*Stats Can figure including all small mom and pop operations