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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 Houston.

  • 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 Houston

Houston 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 Houston or forming a full-fledged 3PL partnership with diverse needs in trucking, air, ocean or rail freight. Direct Drive offers logistics solutions for Texas including Houston to Atlanta, Houston to Boston, Houston to Chicago, Houston to Cleveland, Houston to Indianapolis, Houston to Minneapolis, Houston to New York, Houston to Orlando, Houston to Philadelphia, Houston to Phoenix, Houston to Pittsburg, Houston to Portland, Houston to Salt Lake City, Houston to San Antonio, Houston to San Diego, Houston to San Francisco, Houston to St. LouisHouston to Tampa and Houston to Washington DC.

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 Houston, TX shipments.

Shipping To and From Houston

Shipping in Houston can be complex, with extensive regulations around the port and chemical facilities. That's why it pays to have an experienced logistics partner like Direct Drive Logistics handle your Houston freight. Our team understands the convoluted routing restrictions, hazardous materials rules and port procedures others may find confusing. We regularly ship wide loads, refrigerated items, bulky equipment and other challenging freight to and from Houston. With deep knowledge of Houston's specialized transportation rules, Direct Drive Logistics ensures your cargo gets delivered efficiently and legally. Other logistics companies often fumble oversize/overweight permits or miss critical shipment modifications for Houston's climate and infrastructure. But with Direct Drive as your partner, you can relax knowing your Houston freight is in skilled hands.

Shipping from Houston, TX to Mexico

Rely on Direct Drive Logistics for seamless cross-border deliveries from Houston, TX to Mexico. With warehousing and distribution capabilities in Houston, we specialize in getting your freight across the border on time. Our centralized location in Laredo, TX allows our team to efficiently handle customs clearance, documentation and coordination of your Mexico-bound cargo. With proven processes honed over years of shipping experience, we navigate the challenges so you can stay focused on your business. We provide real-time tracking and final delivery into all major Mexican hubs. Trust Direct Drive Logistics for worry-free shipping from Houston, TX to Mexico.

Special Considerations for Oversized Loads in Houston

In Texas, trucks must adhere to specific maximum load limits unless a trucking permit is obtained. The length of the truck should not exceed 65 feet, while the width must be within 8 feet 6 inches. The height is restricted to 14 feet and the weight, measured as Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), should not exceed 80,000 pounds. Additionally, overhang limits are set at 4 feet in the rear and 2 feet in the front.

Axle and Axle Group Weights in Houston

In Texas, axle and axle group weights are determined by 650 pounds per inch of tire width or a specified limit, whichever is less. According to The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, weight limits for various axle groups are as follows:

  • Single Axle: 25,000 pounds
  • Tandem (Two Axle): 46,000 pounds
  • Tridem (Three Axle): 60,000 pounds
  • Quadrem (Four Axle): 70,000 pounds
  • Quint (Five Axle): 81,400 pounds
  • Six or More Axles: Determined by MCD based on an engineering study

Additional regulations include a minimum 40-inch spacing between axles within a group, not exceeding the manufacturer's tire capacity and equal weight distribution within a group with no more than a 10% difference between any two axles. Trunnion axles may reach 30,000 pounds per axle under specific conditions.

Houston Shipping Options

Over the Road (OTR) Truck

Direct Drive Logistics is a trusted ground freight management partner in Houston, providing comprehensive solutions for full truckload (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) freight management. Our team of knowledgeable logistic experts and our network of dependable carriers drive your business forward. With our large selection of trailer sizes and range of shipping containers, we have cost-effective shipping solutions for all your business needs.

Full Truckload (FTL) Freight

Call Direct Drive Logistics for seamless & dependable FTL freight shipping solutions in Houston. We’ll follow your shipment every step of the way via real-time satellite, ensuring your cargo is delivered safely, efficiently and in perfect condition.

Light Truckload (LTL) Freight

Need a convenient and affordable shipping solution at an even lower cost than our regular services? Direct Drive Logistics provides Volume LTL shipping to meet your budget. With our LTL shipping options, you’ll get the same outstanding customer service and the confidence of working with Direct Drive Logistics at a shipping cost that works for you.

Expedited Freight

When you need reliable shipping STAT, Direct Drive Logisitics is Houston’s choice for expedited freight shipping. Our logistics team responds immediately and gets your cargo moving fast with proactive, professional service. Take the stress off- we’ll find the best driver and the quickest route for your cargo in a flash.

Refrigerated Freight

Don’t take a chance on improper storage and transportation for sensitive goods in the Houston heat. Direct Drive Logistics connects you with temperature-controlled freight carriers and drivers who care. Ship with Direct Drive Logistics. Ship with confidence.

Heavy Haul Shipments

No one vets, selects and negotiates like Direct Drive Logistics. We find experienced drivers and owner-operators for your heavy haul shipping needs so you don’t have to worry about the safety and efficiency of your shipment. The drivers in our network get your biggest jobs done with accuracy and care.

Power-Only Freight

Direct Drive Logistics is your ideal partner for power-only trucking across the United States. Our freight brokers work with top owner-operators to provide reliable and affordable power-only freight services. From Houston to anywhere in the country, we ensure the safe and timely delivery of your cargo. Our drivers handle your power-only freight with the utmost attention and care.

Produce Shipments

Shipping produce in Houston? Make sure your produce is protected and delivered on time and in perfect condition with professional, responsive and experienced brokering services from Direct Drive Logistics.

Houston Trucking Laws and Regulations

Houston 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 Texas.

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.