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April 5, 2012

What is this?

This email is to inform you that Target.com will be changing less than truckload (LTL) carriers from DB Schenker to Pilot. Current LTL orders should continue to ship through DB Schenker/Estes (as previously communicated, DB Schenker is partnering with Estes to ship LTL orders).

If you are currently experiencing difficulties completing your shipment with DB Schenker/Estes please contact DVS.Shipping@target.com immediately. Pilot started contacting DVS vendors this week and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. They will provide training and support as well as answer questions you may have for them in regard to this change.

Action required

In a prior communication we announced that the transition was scheduled to occur in mid March. This transition is now scheduled to occur in early April. Communication of the specific migration date and routing guide instructions will be provided once the migration date has been finalized. You will ship all LTL shipments via Pilot starting on the migration date that is communicated to you.

Below please find a technical requirement that you will need to update to ensure EDI transmissions continue to flow properly:


Do not bill Target.com for freight charges other than what you’re currently billing to Target’s DB Schenker Account. Shipments made using account numbers other than those assigned by Target.com ( This includes Pilot shipments that occur before the notification and implementation date, which will be announced in an upcoming communication) WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED NOR CAN CHARGES BE TRANSFERRED TO TARGET.COM.