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Direct Drive Logistics is your partner for shipping & transportation services, from freight brokerage all the way to full-service 3PL management. As your dedicated private independent logistics company, we are your single point of contact for all shipments coming to or from San Diego.

  • 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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Direct Drive Logistics is a full-service logistics provider in San Diego

San Diego logistics company for international & domestic shipping

Your Partner for US Domestic & International Freight Solutions

Located in the United States, Direct Drive Logistics boasts the reach of an international American logistics company with local personal service that can't be matched. We are a 100% independently insured logistics outsource solution for companies in many different industries; we are flexible to accommodate YOUR business’ needs – whether it’s brokering a single domestic shipment to or from San Diego or forming a full-fledged 3PL partnership with diverse needs in trucking, air, ocean or rail freight. Direct Drive Logistics offers freight management solutions, drayage service, logistical support and more for the state of California including: San Diego to Miami, San Diego to Milwaukee, San Diego to Minneapolis, San Diego to New York, San Diego to Orlando, San Diego to Philadelphia, San Diego to Phoenix, San Diego to Pittsburg, San Diego to Portland, San Diego to Sacremento, San Diego to Salt Lake City, San Diego to San Antonio, San Diego to Seattle and San Diego to St. Louis

For the best service at the lowest cost; Direct Drive Logistics is the partner you want for all your shipping needs. Get a free freight logistics quote on San Diego, CA shipments.

Shipping To and From San Diego

With congested highways, borders and ports dominating the terrain, shipping in San Diego requires expert navigation. Our experts know the best routes in surrounding cities like Chula Vista, Los Angeles and San Isidro. From California weight limits and agricultural inspections to commercial truck bans in downtown districts, freight movement here has unique hurdles that our logistics consultants are experts at navigating.

With deep connections at the Port of San Diego, we expedite cross-border customs clearance for our North American clients. While other companies struggle with San Diego’s strict transportation rules, our seasoned logistics team handles your freight efficiently. Trust Direct Drive Logistics to leverage our insider knowledge of California laws, BIN permits, port tariffs and hazmat compliance protocols.

Oversized Loads in San Diego

The California Vehicle Code requires an oversized load permit for any load exceeding legal weight or dimensions. That would be loads exceeding 14' high (Section 35250), 8'6" wide (Section 35100), 40' long (single), 65' (truck/trailer), 75' (multi trailers) (Section 35400 & 35401) or 20,000 lb./axle (Section 35550).

Shipping from San Diego, CA to Mexico

Direct Drive Logistics provides reliable freight delivery services from San Diego, CA to Mexico. Our facility in Laredo, TX enables us to efficiently coordinate cross-border shipments, ensuring your products reach their intended destination on time. Having shipped goods to and from Mexico for decades, we are experts in customs clearance, documentation, tracking and final delivery to all major hubs across Mexico. Our cross-border trucking fleet is operated by licensed, background-checked drivers with proven expertise. Trust Direct Drive Logistics for end-to-end shipping services from San Diego, CA to Mexico.

San Diego Shipping Options

Over the Road (OTR) Trucking

Manage your ground freight and over-the-road (OTR) trucking operations by partnering with Direct Drive Logistics. We offer a comprehensive range of freight management services including full truckload (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) options to help drive your business towards success. You can choose from our extensive selection of shipping containers and trailer dimensions to find the most efficient and cost-effective shipping solutions. Our fleet of trucks and trailers is diverse and includes various types such as Flatbed Trucks/Trailers, Dry Van Trailers, Conestoga Trailers, Curtainside Flatbed Trailers, Refrigerated Freight Carriers, Power-Only Trucking, and more.

Full Truckload (FTL) Freight

Direct Drive Logistics is your go-to choice for cost-effective and dependable full truckload (FTL) freight shipping in San Diego. Our FTL loads range from 15,000 to 45,000 pounds, and our experienced team of freight logistics consultants provides personalized attention and care to your shipment every step of the way. You can easily request a quote for our FTL freight shipping services, but keep in mind that rates may vary depending on the shipment's origin and destination.

Light Truckload (LTL) Freight

Direct Drive Logistics is the trusted partner for freight management in San Diego, offering customized solutions for less than truckload (LTL) shipping based on your specific volume requirements. Our Volume LTL freight carriers are perfect for transporting five or more pallets, providing you with the same reliable services as our truckload freight shipping options but at a more cost-effective rate. Furthermore, we offer a range of truckload freight shipping solutions tailored to meet your unique shipping requirements. You can trust Direct Drive Logistics to handle your freight with the utmost care and efficiency.

Expedited Freight

Direct Drive Logistics is a domestic & international expedited freight broker. We will respond immediately with the right solution to get your freight delivered safely and on time. With our round-the-clock freight shipping and fast online quotes, we provide efficient and hassle-free service. Direct Drive Logistics provides 24/7 freight shipping solutions ensuring time-critical shipment requirements are met.

Refrigerated Freight

Direct Drive Logistics provides temperature-controlled freight services for perishable items, pharmaceutical products and other temperature-sensitive goods. We offer customized refrigerated transportation solutions to cater to your specific freight shipping requirements, whether you need full truckload (FTL) or less than truckload (LTL) services. With our expertise and reliable transportation options, you can trust Direct Drive Logistics to get the job done right.

Heavy Haul Shipments

Trust Direct Drive Logistics for dependable and cost-effective heavy haul shipping solutions throughout the United States, including San Diego. Our outstanding 99.9% claim-free freight delivery record demonstrates our commitment to providing reliable and efficient service. Our expedited box trucks and cargo vans are equipped with heavy-duty hydraulic liftgates to make loading and unloading heavy freight a breeze for drivers and owner-operators alike. Choose Direct Drive Logistics to handle your heavy haul shipments with the utmost care and efficiency.

Power-Only Freight

For reliable and cost-effective power-only trucking solutions nationwide, including San Diego, look no further than Direct Drive Logistics. Our freight brokers collaborate with the top owner-operators to guarantee your cargo is secure and arrives on time. Thanks to our broad network and years of experience, we receive volume discounts for our services, and we pass these savings directly to you. Choose Direct Drive Logistics to meet your power-only trucking needs with confidence.

Produce Shipments

While finding a driver on an online produce load board may work for moving rocks, perishables require special care that not every freight broker is equipped to handle. State-of-the-art refrigeration and experienced drivers are essential for transporting perishable goods. Direct Drive Logistics is a trusted produce broker that guarantees your produce will be handled with the utmost care, ensuring you have the best possible service for your high-risk commodities.

San Diego Trucking Laws and Regulations

San Diego has laws & regulations regarding the size of loads and required permits needed when shipping freight through the state. Learn more about trucking laws and regulations in California. 

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.