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As your partner in logistics freight management, Direct Drive Logistics connects you to the latest in the freight shipping industry. We handle full truckload (FTL), less than truckload (LTL) and small shipping needs. Our logistics consulting experts deliver the freight management resources for your company to succeed. Discover the logistics solutions to get your business moving in the right direction.

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Freight Forwarding vs. Common Logistics & Trucking Services
As a Forwarding Agent, Our Company Takes Shipments Off Your Task List “A freight forwarder company represents and manages the imports and exports of a person or business. While a logistics expert can offer to deliver the shipments themselves, it is not common.” A freight forwarder’s primary responsibility is to o…
How Reverse Logistics Works - A Breakdown
The 6 Steps Logistics Companies Around the World Rely on When Managing Return Shipments Despite being implemented more than twenty years ago, green supply chain management practices play a more crucial role in today’s world economy than ever before, but how exactly does it work? The reverse logistics process is fairly easy to understand once…
Technology in the Logistics Industry: Its Role and Importance
How Do Technological Advancements Impact the Way Third Party Logistics Companies Operate? Third party logistics companies have come a long way since only supplying truck and train delivery services. In modern times, products are manufactured in the United States and all parts of the world. Manufacturers in the US have access to a much larger selec…
The Difference Between LTL & Alternative Shipping Methods
Direct Drive Logistics has Many Shipping & Transportation Options Whether you are comparing costs, weight, or time, Direct Drive Logistics’ Less Than Truckloads (LTL) are designed to save our partners money on shipping costs and time during its transportation. The differences between LTL FTL TL LCL Partial Parcel shipmen…
Flatbed Trailers vs. Comparable Trucking Carriers
Flatbed vs. Step Deck Carriers Direct Drive Logistics often utilizes flatbed shipping when delivering I-beams and machinery to construction sites, warehouses and facilities nationwide. Flatbed trucks are very useful for many types of cargo, but a full truckload (FTL) of a flatbed trailer usually cannot have the cargo stand higher than 8 ft 6 i…
7 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2017
The Latest Innovations in Global Transportation Technology Our economy is constantly growing and evolving. Global innovation helps people all over the world raise their standard of living and make basic consumer goods more accessible. An increasingly globalized economy gives us greater connections across boundaries than ever before—but has m…
Pros and Cons of 2017 Digital Logbook Trucking Regulation
Truck Drivers Required to Electronically Log Hours Beginning in 2017 In 1938, the federal government passed legislation that requires truck drivers to log their hours in order to limit the total amount of continuous time they spend on the road. These paper ledgers, in theory, are supposed to increase public safety by reducing the number of exhaust…
The Crucial Role Logistics Plays in Today’s Global Economy
Understanding the Importance of Logistics Management for YOUR Business A competent logistics company is crucial to helping you grow in an increasingly global market. Only about 40% of newly established businesses and companies survive past 6 years of operation, reflecting how hard it has become to build a sustainable profession in today&rsquo…
How 3PL and 4PL Logistics Companies are Different
Identifying How Logistics and Supply Chain Management Services Set Companies Apart Outsourcing to a 3PL company or a 4PL company means two very different things—depending on who you ask! Logistics companies are solely responsible for helping companies coordinate complex operations. More specifically, companies who sell products need ass…
Understanding How LTL Freight Classes are Determined
LTL Freight Classification Chart Class Cost Weight per Cubic Foot Class 50    over 50 lbs Class 55 35 - 50 lbs Class 60 30 - 35 lbs Class 65 22.5 - 30 lbs Class 70 15 - 22.5 lbs Class 77.5 13.5 - 15 lbs Class 85 12 - 13.5 lbs Class 92.5 10.5 - 12 lbs Class 100 …
4 Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics to a 3PL Company
Competitiveness among diverse companies defines the ebb and flow of the marketplace. Every company tries to gain an edge on their competitors to get their product to their customers at the lowest possible price. Companies rarely work entirely independently because outsourcing and strategic partnerships allows them to focus on imperative int…
How Does a Third Party Logistics Company Work?
What is a Third Party Logistics Company? A third party logistics company is an organization that outsources shipping, storage, and distribution through a vast network of shippers and owner operators. A third party logistics company has access and connections to resources unavailable to most companies. A 3PL’s goal is to streamline nationwide…
Laredo, DDL, and the future of Logistics
Our new Laredo office is up and running, primarily serving Texas and Mexico. Every penny we invest in growing our business is for the purpose of getting better at serving our customers.  This expansion stays true to the Direct Drive Logistics mission. Better loads for carriers, lower costs for shippers Each shipper, from FTL and LTL down t…
BlueGrace Logistics Awards New Franchise, to Direct Drive Logistics
BlueGrace Logistics is excited to announce its newest franchise, BlueGrace MKE, has been awarded to Direct Drive Logistics (DDL). DDL will expand their LTL Service capabilities through their new BlueGrace franchise.  DDL will continue to serve its existing clients but offer robust LTL services, industry leading technology and best in class c…
What Does a Logistics Company Do?
Direct Drive Logistics plays a crucial role in supply chain management. Many people are familiar with the term "logistics," but aren't familiar with how it actually affects daily operations. So, what does a logistics company do? Logistics management is an integral part of the supply chain. Logistics is the flow of goods and …
Our Freight Logistics Company Receives Department of Administration Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Certificate
The Department of Administration recently granted Direct Drive Logistics, INC recognition of a "Woman-Owned Business Enterprise." This means we have met the certification requirements as outlined in Administrative Code Adm. 83 (See the Department of Administration Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Certificate). This WBE certification offers our clien…
New Hours-of-Service Trucking Regulations
Hours of service restrictions from the FMCSA have changed the logistics labor landscape. FMCSA Regulation Creates an Economic Challenge New Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations sometimes change as new legislation is passed. The changes can have a major impact on the trucking industry and possibly even a bigger impact on time efficiency and costs f…
FMCSA Rules and Regulations
FMCSA safety standards seek to decrease safety risks in logistics operations. FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Ensure Accountability A major safety measurement and reporting initiative referred to as CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) was implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). CSA is devised to replac…
Effects of Fuel Costs on Logistics
Via macrotrents.net. Click here for an interactive crude oil historical price chart. Price fluctuation in the market for fuel has a constantly evolving effect on the logistics industry. Rapid increases in the price for fuel can have a delayed and devastating effect on freight management companies, and a sudden fall coul…