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Drayage Services TO GET YOU MOVING

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At DTS, we provide industry-leading services designed to bridge the gap between ocean ports and inland destinations. Our comprehensive solutions and extensive network ensure your shipments move efficiently and on time, no matter the complexity.

WHY CHOOSE DTS FOR DRAYAGE?

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Reliable and Efficient Drayage Transportation

  • Dedicated Capacity: We offer a reliable fleet and scalable capacity to meet your transportation needs, ensuring your cargo moves seamlessly from ports to warehouses or other destinations.
  • Speed and Precision: Our strategic use of technology minimizes delays and optimizes routes for faster and more reliable delivery.
  • Transparent Pricing: Free from hidden accessorial or additional charges.

Advanced Technology and Visibility

  • Real-Time Tracking: Our state-of-the-art tracking systems provide full visibility into your shipment’s journey, from ocean to final destination.
  • Predictive Analytics: Utilize our advanced data-driven tools to plan for changing conditions and make informed decisions, ensuring smooth operations in any market.
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Comprehensive Drayage Solutions

  • Port: Efficiently moving containers from ports to various destinations, ensuring timely and secure handling.
  • Expedited: For time-sensitive shipments
  • Intermodal: Seamlessly integrating with rail and trucking services to optimize your supply chain.
  • Chassis Pool Management: Access a consistent chassis supply to avoid delays and maintain continuous operations.
  • Cold Chain: Specialized refrigerated drayage services for temperature-sensitive goods.

Drayage Network and Expertise

  • National Reach: Operating in major coastal ports and rail ramps across North America, we provide extensive coverage and flexibility to adjust to your needs.
  • Experienced Team: Our logistics experts work as an extension of your team, offering customized solutions and dedicated support to handle the complexities of drayage operations.
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MODES

Truckload (FTL)

Full truckload shipping to ensure efficiency and speed in delivery.

Drayage

Short-distance transportation from ports to neaby warehouse, disti centers or rails.

Refrigerated (Reefer)

Optimize cost and efficiency for refrigerated and temperature controlled freight loads.

Intermodal

Transporting shipments using multiple modes for high efficiency.

Cross-Border

Efficient cross-border shipping between Canada and Mexico borders.

Expedited

Fast-tracked delivery service to prioritize shipments for delivery.

WHY DTS?

With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our team of logistics professionals has the expertise to handle all your freight shipping needs. We understand the complexities of transporting large, heavy, and oversized loads and are equipped to manage these challenges effectively.

Safety is our top priority. We adhere to strict safety standards and regulatory compliance to ensure your shipments are transported securely. Our drivers are experienced and trained to handle complex loads, ensuring safe transit.

At Direct Traffic Solutions, we understand the importance of on-time delivery. Our reliable flatbed trucking services ensure your cargo arrives at its destination as scheduled, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.

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INDUSTRIES

Packaged Goods

Efficient and reliable shipping solutions for all your packaged goods, ensuring timely and secure delivery.

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Food and Beverage

Specialized shipping services for F&B, maintaining freshness and quality from origin to destination.

Retail Logistics

Comprehensive retail shipping solutions to streamline your supply chain and keep your shelves stocked.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is drayage?

Drayage refers to the transportation of freight over short distances, typically within the same metropolitan area. It is a critical component of the logistics process, often involving the movement of containers from ports to rail yards, warehouses, or other shipping hubs. Drayage services are essential for connecting different modes of transportation, such as moving goods from a ship to a rail terminal.

What types of drayage services are available?

There are several types of drayage services, including:

  • Pier Drayage: Moving cargo from rail terminals to ports for ocean shipping.
  • Shuttle Drayage: Transporting containers to a temporary location when the primary hub is congested.
  • Expedited Drayage: For time-sensitive shipments requiring quick delivery.
  • Intra-Carrier Drayage: Moving containers between facilities owned by the same carrier.
  • Inter-Carrier Drayage: Transferring containers between different carriers.
  • Door-to-Door Drayage: Direct delivery from the port to the customer’s location​
What are drayage fees and how are they calculated?

Drayage fees can include various charges such as:

  • Base Fees: Covering the handling and transportation of the freight based on distance and weight.
  • Toll Fees: Applied if the driver must pay tolls during transportation.
  • Drop Fees: Charged when a container is dropped at a location and picked up later.
  • Demurrage Fees: Incurred when containers stay at the port beyond the allowed free time, often due to delays in pickup​.
Why is drayage important in logistics?

Drayage plays a crucial role in the logistics chain by ensuring the efficient movement of goods between different transport modes and facilities. It helps maintain the flow of goods from ports to inland destinations, reduces congestion at ports, and supports the overall supply chain efficiency. Without drayage, the connection between ocean shipping and inland transport would be disrupted, leading to delays and increased costs​.

What information is required to coordinate drayage services?

To arrange drayage services, you need to provide specific details about your shipment, including:

  • Container Size and Type: Specify whether the container is a 20-foot or 40-foot unit and if it is refrigerated (reefer) or dry.
  • Weight of the Load: Accurate weight information to ensure proper handling and transportation.
  • Arrival Date: The expected date when the container will be available for pickup.
  • Special Requirements: Any additional details such as hazardous materials, need for special handling, or temperature control​.

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