Hauling produce entails risks unlike other types of freight. Because fruits and vegetables are perishable, extra care is needed and time is of the essence. Produce is considered a high-risk commodity, and not every freight broker has the experience necessary to coordinate produce shipments. Direct Drive Logistics does. Full truckload (FTL) or less than truckload (LTL), long-haul or short-haul, we’ll get your produce to its destination safely.
Whether it’s a load of specialty mushrooms shipped across town in a Sprinter or a trailer full of apples going halfway across the country, Direct Drive Logistics will find the best and most cost-effective way to ship your produce reefer freight. Our refrigerated freight brokers know the unique requirements of all types of produce and only contract with drivers experienced in transporting produce.
Finding a driver on an online produce load board may work if you’ve got a pile of rocks to move, but perishables require special care. Not only do you need a driver with a rig equipped with state-of-the-art refrigeration, but you need one with experience transporting perishables.
With online load boards, you just don’t have any way to vet the drivers. On top of that, you have to negotiate a rate with them, then make sure you’ve got insurance for your load. It’s a major hassle, and a major risk. Which is why you’re better off working with our 3PL specialists. We’ll get you lined up with proven, reliable driver at a reasonable price.
Direct Drive Logistics has a nationwide network of trucking companies and owner-operators we work with, and every one of them has been thoroughly vetted by our logistics professionals. We look at their driving record, verify insurance, verify their rig(s) meet all safety standards, check their minimum driver age and experience and, of course, make sure they have refrigeration that’s up for the job. It’s more due diligence than anyone could possibly do on their own. The payoff: an incredible 99.9% claim-free freight delivery record.
You’ve worked long and hard to grow your produce. Don’t risk it with a shipper you don’t know if you can trust. Direct Drive Logistics will find you the best, most cost-effective way to get your goods to market. Just tell us what you’re shipping, where it’s going and when it needs to get there.
Our freight management experts will handle all the planning, rate negotiations and paperwork. Once your shipment is underway, we’ll give you regular updates on its progress and when it’s due to arrive.