UPS Freight announced enhanced direct service which places all of Illinois under a next-day blanket and draws major markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, to within two days of central Illinois.

The new offering includes time-definite guaranteed service for all shipments when moving under UPS Freight's current 560 Tariff, as well as improved visibility since all UPS Freight shipments will be handled by company drivers equipped with handheld computers. The handheld devices allow immediate input into UPS's information data network, helping to manage inbound and outbound freight shipments.

Earlier this year, UPS Freight announced new on-time performance guarantees. Those guarantees will be extended to the enhanced transit times announced today at no additional cost.