Operational Flexibility

Operational Flexibility

Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. is a quality driven corporation, and as such, takes pride in meeting your individual needs. Offering various transportation solutions from LTL, TL, expedited, container handling, and local hotshot services, Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. can customize a solution to fit every supply chain component.

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Less – Than Truckload (LTL)

Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. specializes in time critical Less – Than Truckload (LTL) service to points throughout our cover zone in the Southeastern United States. We maintain strategically placed logistics partner terminals allowing us to manage high-demand, time-critical, distribution and delivery points in 8 states including: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

 

 

Truckload

We also offer regional truckload service to points inside of our cover zone. Our network of strategically placed logistics partner terminals allows us to dispatch pickups from the location nearest you. This saves time, money, fuel, and resources for all parties involved.

Lift Gate Service

Because To Your Customer, the Last Four Feet of the Delivery Could Be the Most Important!

You’ve gone to great lengths to put together an efficient logistical network that insures the highest level of customer service, so why stop four feet short?

Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. offers a cost and service effective advantage for deliveries with special requirements. We can provide timely hydraulic lift gate service from any of our strategically located logistics partner terminals to thousands of communities throughout our cover zone in the Southeastern region. Our modern fleet features an extensive number of Hydraulic lift gate equipped straight trucks and trailers utilized for ground level required deliveries.

Expedited Exclusive Use

Need a faster service? Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. is ready to deliver! Our experience in handling time priority door to door deliveries for our customers gives us the confidence to offer secured and reliable expedited truckload solutions throughout the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States.

  • With Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. Exclusive Use — you contract your own truck
  • Only your shipment is on the vehicle from pickup to delivery, for direct, door-to-door service
  • Ideal for same-day and early next-day deliveries of critical freight
  • Service available throughout Texas – Louisiana – Oklahoma – Arkansas – Mississippi – Alabama – Georgia ­– Florida
  • Pickup and delivery times are by your schedule
  • We match your shipment to the appropriate size of vehicle, ranging from cargo vans and straight trucks to tractor-trailers

Whatever your needs are, Wilson Direct Transport, Inc. has the equipment to take care of you.

Flatbed

Whether you require a regular flatbed or a multi-axle trailer, we have you covered.

Flatbed trucking and transport is an important transportation service for all companies that ship or receive shipments of freight that cannot be transported by standard dry vans. There are several reasons why freight cannot be transported via a standard 48’ or 53’ dry van.

The primary reason a flatbed is utilized is when the freight cannot be loaded into the dry van trailer via forklift through the rear trailer doors. This is typically because the freight dimensions or freight weight are too excessive. The dry van trailer’s floor has a maximum weight capacity that can be exerted by the forklift on the trailer floor. When this weight capacity is exceeded, the forklift cannot drive onto the trailer. In these cases the trailer will be loaded from the side or from overhead. Then in some cases a forklift does not have the capacity for the weight of the freight, thus two forklifts will be used, or a crane or gantry has to be used. In these cases only a flatbed trailer will be used, because a dry van cannot be loaded from above and from the sides.

The second is the flatbed trailer will be picking up at, or delivering to a location that has no loading dock. In this instance, a forklift or a crane will be utilized to unload the trailer.

The third example is when the length dimension of the freight is very long, such as when transporting pipes, lumber, or rebar wire.

The fourth instance is when the freight is simply suitable for flatbed trailers. This applies to building materials, crated boxes and other materials, not susceptible to the elements of the road such as rain, dust or snow. If the flatbed transit route is through an area with little rain or that never gets very cold, use of a flatbed trailer is a viable option.

Flatbed Freight Quote

Getting a flatbed freight quote should be done one to two weeks in advance of the ship date. This is primarily to obtain the most favorable market rate. If booking two to three days before the ship date, the availability of flatbed tractor-trailers will be much less, thus the price range will be limited due to low availability.

Flatbed Trailer Types:

  • Conestoga
  • Curtain Van
  • Double Drop
  • FlatBed
  • FlatBed – Air-Ride
  • Step Deck
  • Landoll Flatbed
  • Lowboy
  • Removable Goose Neck – RGN
  • Side Kit Trailer

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