Drayage Services



Are you in need of seamless container pickup services from the port? Let us handle all the drayage scheduling and complexities for you. We’ll dispatch our trucks promptly to retrieve your container, delivering it to either our warehouse or yours for hassle-free unloading.

Understanding Drayage Services

Drayage, in the logistics industry, involves the service of transporting containerized cargo from the port to a warehouse, rail ramp, or another port.

However, it isn’t just about point-to-point transport. It involves navigating a spectrum of regulations and formalities. From updating shipping documents to managing traffic congestion and repackaging shipments, to safely loading and unloading cargo between transports – it’s a nuanced process.

At 3PL Center, rest easy knowing we’ve mastered the art of drayage services. We quickly extract containers from the port and seamlessly collaborate with you, whether you opt for drop-offs or live unloading. From 20ft to 45ft containers, including open tops, we’ve got it all covered!

Industries We Serve

Our expertise in drayage services extends to various industries:

  • Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals
  • Auto Parts
  • Pet Products
  • Home Goods
  • Paper Products
  • Health Care & Hospital Equipment
  • Baby Products
  • Mattresses
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Surf & Paddleboards
  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • As Seen on TV
  • Apparel & Shoes
  • Bicycles and E-bikes

Why Should You Choose 3PL Center for Drayage Services?

As a leading drayage company in North America, 3PL Center boasts over 45 years of combined industry experience. Over the years, we’ve honed our skills in providing top-notch third-party logistics services. Opting for 3PL Center means accessing advanced shipping and inventory capabilities. We’ll handle inbound carrier documents, transport your cargo effortlessly from A to B, and assist in unloading upon arrival.

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop at one location. We have multiple warehouses situated across the country by major port cities such as New York / New Jersey and Los Angeles. Wherever you need drayage solutions across the country, we’re there with the same passion and dedication. Our round-the-clock customer service ensures you’re supported every step of the way.

What Sets Our Drayage Services Apart

In the world of drayage logistics, clarity and transparency are invaluable. At 3PL Center, we take pride in our expertise, ensuring your drayage experience is as straightforward as possible. With our advanced Transportation Management System (TMS), you gain real-time insights from the moment your container is picked up at the port.

With our TMS, you will have real-time updates on:

  • When the container is available for pick up and if there any freight or customs holds
  • When it was picked up at the port/terminal 
  • When it was delivered to the warehouse
  • When unloading was completed at the warehouse
  • When the driver picked up the container after it was unloaded
  • When it was finally terminated at the port after its been returned

Follow your cargo’s journey as it progresses to our secure warehouse, and even keep tabs on the empty container’s return to the port. This level of visibility provides peace of mind, knowing the precise location of your cargo at every step of the way.


Create A Drayage Job With Ease

Check out this video to see how easy it is to create drayage jobs with 3PLIFY, our advanced warehouse and transportation management system.

Trust us to handle your drayage needs with the utmost expertise and care. Experience a simplified, transparent drayage process with 3PL Center.


Drayage FAQs

How does 3PL Center ensure the environmental sustainability of its drayage services?

At 3PL Center, we are deeply committed to environmental sustainability and incorporate eco-friendly practices into our drayage operations. Our approach includes the utilization of fuel-efficient and electric machinery within our warehouses to minimize carbon emissions. Furthermore, our route optimization strategies not only enhance efficiency but also significantly reduce our ecological footprint. By choosing 3PL Center, you’re opting for a partner that prioritizes the health of our planet alongside the seamless transportation of your goods.

Can 3PL Center handle drayage for oversized or unconventional cargo?

Yes, at 3PL Center, our drayage services extend beyond standard container sizes, including 20ft to 45ft containers and open tops, to also encompass oversized or unconventional cargo. Our facilities and operations are well-equipped with specialized equipment and our team is comprised of experienced personnel, enabling us to manage the drayage of both standard and non-standard cargo types. We provide tailored solutions that ensure the safe and efficient transportation of your goods, regardless of their size or uniqueness.

Whether it’s the transportation of large machinery, out-of-gauge (OOG) items, or any cargo that requires special handling, we ensure its safe and efficient transit from port to warehouse, adhering to all regulatory requirements and ensuring your peace of mind. Our expertise allows us to address the specific requirements and challenges associated with each type of cargo, ensuring a seamless and secure transit from port to final destination.

How does 3PL Center ensure the security and real-time visibility of my cargo during the drayage process?

Understanding the importance of security and transparency in the logistics process, 3PL Center provides our customers with complete visibility into the drayage process. Through our advanced Transportation Management System (TMS), we offer real-time tracking of your cargo, allowing you to monitor its journey every step of the way. This level of transparency ensures that you are always informed about the location and status of your product, eliminating any uncertainty and providing assurance that your goods are on track and secure throughout their transit.

Ready to Experience the Best in Drayage Services?

Discover the difference with 3PL Center’s drayage capabilities. Reach out to us today at 732-391-2500 or email sales@3plcenter.com.

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