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Direct Drive Logistics is a freight broker and 3PL logistics company coordinating shipments to and from Calgary, Canada. We are connected with an extensive network of domestic and international carriers capable of transporting your goods regardless of size. We are your single point of contact for all of your shipments, making effective communication simple.

  • We are independently insuredWe carry our own policies for Primary cargo/auto/errors and omissions. This gives you ONE point of contact for all cargo claims.
  • Real-time tracking We offer easily accessible real time tracking on all shipments so you have complete assurance in the safety and timeliness of the delivery. 
  • One-on-one personal serviceThe biggest & largest logistics companies in the world will bounce you around to a handful of reps who have no relationship with you or your company. Our service is personal, respectful, and 100% accountable from delivery to destination.

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3PL Logistics Company in Calgary, CanadaFreight Broker & Logistics Consulting in Calgary

Direct Drive Logistics is the go-to freight broker and logistics provider for shippers in Calgary, Canada. Shippers love working with us due to our consistency and extensive reach capable of shipping anywhere throughout North America. Direct Drive Logistics is your preferred alternative to a load board. Experience the DDL difference:

  • 99% claim free delivery record
  • Response time within 10 minutes

Integrated logistics is a term with different definitions depending on who you ask. At Direct Drive Logistics it’s used to define the 3PL logistical services we offer, including drayage, inbound, outbound and our consulting services. We work directly with our network of carriers to handle your shipments whether you need it shipped by truck, van, plane or train.

Intermodal logistics

Direct Drive Logistics excels in intermodal logistics, seamlessly integrating multiple modes of transportation to optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness. DDL ensures your goods are transported using the most suitable and economical routes. The comprehensive approach streamlines the shipping process, reduces transit times and minimizes costs while maintaining the integrity of the cargo. DDL's intermodal logistics expertise guarantees smooth transfers between different modes of transport, allowing businesses to benefit from a holistic and agile shipping solution that maximizes both convenience and savings.

Canadian National is one of the largest freight train transporters in North America and is planning a new logistics facility in Calgary. The new facility is expected to transform the transpacific supply chain in Canada. The facility will be designed for transloading intermodal containers from the ports of Prince Rupert and Port of Vancouver as they move on to their next destination.

Shipping Container Size & Pallet Count
Specs 20 ft. int’l container40 ft. int’l container45 ft. int’l container
Standard GMA Pallets (48” x 40”) 8-10 18-20 20-22
48” x 48” Pallets 8-10 18-20 20-22
42” x 42” Pallets 8-10 18-20 20-22
Approx. Max Payload 62,000 lbs 63,000 lbs 60,000 lbs
Capacity Volume 1,172 ft3 2,391 ft3 3,036 ft3

Drayage Company in Calgary

DDL offers container drayage in Calgary. Our drayage company offers services to seamlessly connect ports, railroads and distribution centers, ensuring smooth cargo movement. With our specialized drayage trucks and experienced team, we're committed to delivering reliable and timely solutions for all your container transportation needs in the Calgary area.

Inbound Shipping to Calgary

Are you looking to ship goods to Calgary? Whether you are looking to ship to Calgary as one step in your shipping process or its final destination is Calgary, Direct Drive Logistics is the inbound logistics consultant you need. We are able to coordinate shipments domestically in Canada and also internationally.

Outbound Shipping from Calgary

We know coordinating shipments can be a hassle. Our years of experience in the shipping industry has enabled us to streamline the process giving you the best rates with unrivaled customer service. Whatever you are looking to ship out of Calgary, we have the truck you need.

Vehicles for all your shipping needs

Direct Drive Logistics provides an extensive selection of specialized vehicles to accommodate a wide range of shipping demands. Our offerings include:

  • Over the Road (OTR) Trucks: Ideal for long-haul transportation, these trucks ensure efficient delivery across extensive distances.
  • Full Truckload (FTL) Freight: Tailored for large quantities of cargo, FTL ensures dedicated use of a truck, optimizing efficiency.
  • Less Than Truckload (LTL): Suited for smaller shipments, LTL combines various loads to maximize cost-effectiveness.
  • Expedited Freight: Time-sensitive deliveries benefit from expedited freight, guaranteeing prompt arrival.
  • Refrigerated Freight: Our refrigerated solutions maintain precise temperature conditions, preserving the quality of perishable goods.
  • Heavy Haul Shipments: Specializing in oversized or heavy cargo, we manage complex logistics for safe and secure transport.
  • Power-Only Freight: We provide the necessary equipment for efficient trailer transportation, enhancing flexibility.
  • Produce Shipments: Delicate produce is handled with care, ensuring freshness and quality throughout the journey.

With this diverse fleet, Direct Drive Logistics offers tailored options to suit the unique requirements of every shipment.

International freight broker & logistics consultant

We broker international freight shipments to and from Calgary to anywhere in Canada or internationally. We handle coordinating every step of the shipping process no matter how complex the route is. We’ve optimized our process to seamlessly transport your cargo across land, air, and sea to get you the best rates with the most consistent performance.

Shipping Between Canada and the US

Direct Drive Logistics eliminates the complexities of international shipping by taking charge of all necessary interactions with customs authorities. We give businesses the ability to focus on your core operations while we efficiently navigate the intricacies of border regulations. By entrusting Direct Drive Logistics with this pivotal aspect, companies experience a hassle-free shipping process, reducing delays and avoiding potential pitfalls related to customs clearance. With our comprehensive understanding of both Canadian and US customs requirements, we expedite shipping and minimize the chances of complications, making us a trusted partner for efficient and reliable cross-border trade.

Logistics Consulting

Hire Direct Drive Logistics as an outside consulting firm to determine your potential capability as a 1PL or consider an outsource solution. We're a US-based logistics company that reaches international shores, with personal service that can't be matched. We understand the needs of a variety of international and domestic businesses and industries and can help you thrive.

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Full-Service Freight Logistics Provider

Tell us what you need, and we'll handle it. DDL has more 3PL capabilities than any other in supply chain management. Capabilities including:

  • Fulfillment
  • Warehousing
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Comprehensive consulting

We are exactly who you need us to be, where you need us to be in. Let's discuss how we can help you accomplish the shipping needs of YOUR business.

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A Larger Network of Carriers Allows for More Shipping Capabilities

DDL is prepared to handle shipments of all shapes and sizes using a variety of shipping containers. From our connections across the nation, to top independently owned operators, to our own asset-based trucking fleet; DDL has the solutions for you.