Better Trucks has launched its parcel delivery services in major Texas markets, the carrier announced Monday.
With the additions of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio metro areas, Better Trucks now offers delivery in 32 markets across 20 states. Last year, the carrier specializing in next-day and two-day deliveries covered 25 metro areas across 17 states.
Better Trucks has also expanded its footprint through a partnership with fellow parcel carrier GLS, which has operations in the western U.S. The arrangement allows customers of each company to tap into the coverage area of the other carrier.
“It is vital to both of us to uphold our high service standards," Better Trucks co-founder and CEO Andy Whiting said in a statement. "Customers can still print labels, initiate pickups and track packages as they always have, but now from coast to coast."
The partnership offers GLS shippers access to regions they have been asking for beyond the western U.S., said GLS US President Steven Bergan in a statement. Its customers can now access the Midwest, Southeast, Texas and up to New York without changing their delivery processes, he added. GLS is also expanding its coverage through similar partnerships with other carriers.
"Our clients can now deliver to the Midwest, Southeast, Texas and up to New York without any change to their process, and our markets are open to Better Trucks customers," Bergan said.
While FedEx and UPS continue to dominate the parcel delivery market, shippers have added more carriers to their delivery mix in recent months, providing opportunities for alternatives like Better Trucks to gain share. But there's plenty of competition outside of the top carriers in Texas, including OnTrac and LSO.