Get comprehensive freight shipments to or from Mexico

As your total NAFTA solution, we provide any combination of pickup, line-haul, and delivery to virtually anywhere in Mexico. Our consolidation and distribution network helps you lower costs, shorten transit times, minimize handling, and reduce customs-clearing fees.

Crossing the southern border with Estes

Shipments to and from Mexico require some planning and paperwork, but we’ve got you covered.

  • Customs broker: You will need a customs broker to get your freight across the border. Generally, the consignee chooses the customs broker. Be sure to include the broker’s name and contact information on the Bill of Lading (BOL). While we do not recommend one broker over another, we can provide you with a list of brokers. Call us at 1-866- ESTES4U (378-3748), and press 415.
  • Southbound freight travels through our U.S. network to the U.S./Mexico border, where the Mexico broker’s U.S. agent coordinates the crossing with the Mexico Customs broker. Once freight is cleared by customs, a drayage carrier delivers the shipment to our designated carrier in Mexico. They deliver the freight to the ultimate consignee.
  • Northbound freight is coordinated by Mexico specialists on our customer care team. Shipments are routed through our Mexico network to the U.S. border and delivered to the Mexico Customs broker/U.S. agent to arrange the border crossing. The Mexico broker arranges drayage to move the shipment across the border and deliver it to a nearby Estes terminal, or to a freight forwarder chosen by the exporter. The freight is then routed through the Estes network for delivery to the consignee.

Bilingual assistance

As an Estes customer, you have access to a Spanish-speaking team to conquer language barriers with your receivers. Contact our bilingual experts at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 7. Bilingual team members are also at each border terminal.

Call us to get rates for freight to and from Mexico.

Southbound rates to Mexico:

Northbound rates from Mexico:

  • Call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 413

We’re available on both sides of the border to help get you started, and we have experienced, dedicated border personnel and bilingual experts to facilitate border clearance.

  • A border-crossing fee is added at the time of the rate request.
  • Broker fees, drayage fees and duties are all payable by the importer/consignee directly to the broker. Terms of sale between the seller and buyer will ultimately determine who is responsible for broker and related charges.
  • Beyond charges apply to some more remote destinations. For points that require special arrangements, call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 432.

Time-Critical Guaranteed
Time-Critical offers Guaranteed on-time pickup, on-time delivery, damage-free shipments, accurate invoices, and, if required, scheduled delivery or pickups. We also offer expedited service from the U.S. to all points in Mexico, as well as air service through Estes Forwarding Worldwide. Get Time-Critical Guaranteed quotes for Mexico freight by:

Truckload Service
We handle virtually any kind of cargo (see exceptions) including full, flat-rack and flatbed loads. Get a quote:

We do not offer hazmat shipping between the U.S. and Mexico.

For cross-border Mexico freight, you will need:

Southbound Northbound
Electronic Export Information (EEI), usually filed by the U.S. agent of the Mexico Customs broker Commercial Invoice
Mexico BOL Packing slip
Certificate of Origin Pedimento (filed by Mexico Customs broker)
Commercial Invoice Certificate of Origin
Packing slip Bill of Lading

To get the necessary forms for Mexico shipping, visit our Forms Library.

You will have visibility on your Mexican shipments from origin to destination. Track on our Shipment Tracker (no login required), through My Estes, or call 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and hit 414 (hit 2 for Time-Critical Guaranteed shipments).