YKK AP America customers in the Southeast U.S. now have access to its direct freight shipping program, according to a release from the company.

The program is already established in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Central U.S. regions. It uses a dedicated logistics system with YKK AP-branded trucks to handle transportation and deliveries. Each shipment is moved by hand, limiting the possibility of damage, according to the company. Shipments are scheduled for delivery on a recurring date, and the system allows customers to order and receive full truckloads outside of the regularly scheduled route service.

“As one of our strongest markets in the U.S., the Southeast was the next natural fit for the expansion of the direct freight shipping program,” says Dennis Howard, manager of transportation and logistics at YKK AP America. “The program has allowed us to build upon our goal to provide the best quality and service to our customers. We have received a highly positive response to it in other regions and are proud to continue our expansion into this rapidly growing market.”