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Direct Drive Logistics is a freight broker and logistics consulting company coordinating shipments to and from Ottawa, Canada. Ottawa is the Capital of Canada and in close proximity to Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City. We are connected with an extensive network of domestic and international carriers capable of transporting your goods regardless of size.

  • 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 Provider & Freight Broker Company in Ottawa, Canada
Freight Broker & Logistics Consulting in Ottawa

Direct Drive is your premier 3PL provider and trusted freight broker company in Ottawa, Canada. We take pride in being a cornerstone of efficient logistics solutions for businesses of all scales. Our commitment to excellence is exemplified by our remarkable 99% claim-free delivery record, which stands as a testament to our dedication to delivering your shipments safely and punctually. We understand time is of the essence in the world of logistics, which is why we prioritize prompt communication, guaranteeing we respond to your inquiries within 10 minutes. As a leading name among Ottawa freight forwarders and logistics companies, we're here to ensure your supply chain runs smoothly, every step of the way.

Integrated logistics is a term with different definitions depending on who you ask. At Direct Drive Logistics it’s used to define the logistical services we offer, including drayage, inbound, outbound and our consulting services. We work directly with our network of carriers to handle your shipments via:

  • Truck
  • Train
  • Plane
  • Ship

Our Vehicles for any of your Shipping Needs

  • Over the Road (OTR) Trucks: Over the Road (OTR) trucks are ideal for long-haul transportation, covering vast distances efficiently and effectively.
  • Full Truckload (FTL) Freight: Full Truckload (FTL) freight suits businesses with enough cargo to fill an entire truck, optimizing cost and efficiency.
  • Less Than Truckload (LTL): Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping is perfect for smaller shipments that don't require a full truck, offering cost-effective solutions.
  • Expedited Freight: Expedited freight is crucial for time-sensitive shipments, ensuring rapid delivery to meet tight deadlines.
  • Refrigerated Freight: Refrigerated freight maintains the integrity of perishable goods during transit, requiring temperature-controlled environments.
  • Heavy Haul Shipments: Heavy haul shipments handle oversized or extremely heavy cargo, necessitating specialized equipment and expertise.
  • Power-Only Freight: Power-only freight involves the transportation of trailers or containers without the tractor unit, providing flexibility and cost savings.
  • Produce Shipments: Produce shipments demand careful temperature control and timely delivery to preserve the freshness and quality of perishable goods.

Efficient Intermodal Shipping

Navigating the intricacies of modern logistics requires innovative solutions to accommodate a variety of transportation modes. Direct Drive specializes in efficient intermodal shipping, offering you a range of options tailored to your specific requirements. With a comprehensive network of carriers and partners, we seamlessly integrate various modes of transportation – whether it's rail, road, sea or air – to optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We understand each cargo has its unique needs, and our intermodal approach ensures your goods are transported with precision and care, no matter the journey's complexity.

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 Shipping

Direct Drive excels in drayage shipping, a crucial link in the logistics chain involving transporting goods short distances between ports, railroads and distribution centers. As a prominent drayage company in Ottawa, we understand the significance of this task. Our expert team manages drayage operations with precision and efficiency, ensuring your cargo moves seamlessly through the various stages of its journey. Whether you're dealing with container drayage in Ottawa or short-distance transportation, our expertise guarantees your goods are handled safely and promptly.

Inbound & Outbound Shipping

Managing outbound and inbound shipping requires an understanding of supply chain dynamics and intricate planning. We offer comprehensive solutions for both outbound and inbound shipments. As experienced logistics brokers, we coordinate the movement of goods into and out of your business seamlessly, optimizing processes and minimizing disruptions. Our goal is to streamline your shipping operations, allowing you to focus on your core business activities while we handle the intricate logistics.

International freight broker & logistics consultant

Direct Drive is your trusted international freight broker and logistics partner in Ottawa. Our global network empowers us to navigate the complexities of international shipping. As a dedicated logistics company in Ottawa, we understand the challenges associated with international trade, from customs regulations to cultural considerations. Our team of seasoned logistics consultants meticulously plans and executes international shipments, ensuring your cargo reaches its international destination without a hitch. Whether it's air, sea or land transportation, we have the expertise to make your international logistics seamless and efficient.

Shipping Between the Canadian and US Border

Shipping between the Canadian and US border demands expertise in customs procedures and regulations. Direct Drive is well-equipped to handle this challenge, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for you. As experienced shipping brokers, we understand the intricacies of cross-border trade and are proficient in handling customs processes on both sides of the border. With Direct Drive as your logistics partner, your products will easily cross the border, meeting all necessary requirements and minimizing delays. Whether it's Ottawa drayage, container drayage or any other aspect of the shipping process, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure your success.

We're not just a 3PL provider or freight broker – we're your dedicated partner in the world of logistics, committed to delivering exceptional solutions for all your shipping needs in Ottawa and beyond. With a wide range of services, a commitment to excellence and a team of experts, we're here to drive your success in the complex world of logistics.

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.