Lone Star Logistics serves a broad range of industries since our founding. With origins in Flatbeds, Step Decks, Gooseneck, and hot shots logistics, we quickly expanded our service area to include other markets with challenging logistics needs. From manufacturing and retail to agriculture and automotive, among others, we have helped clients in nearly every industry increase performance and reduce costs with Lone Star Logistics procedures and our 3PL product suite.
Industries We Serve
Oil & Gas
Consumer Goods & Plastics
Agriculture & Turbine Pieces
Wood, Pulp, Paper
Retail & Industrial
Flatbed Trucking is for cargo that may not require the enclosure of a dry van. It normally can’t be loaded or unloaded from a dock or can’t fit within the dimensions of a standard truck trailer. Flatbed hauling is necessary for oversized or irregular shaped cargo since the flat surface allows for easy loading and unloading. Examples of items that would be hauled are lumber, pallet freight, steel, and construction materials.
Step-Deck Trucking carries tall cargo that exceeds the legal height limit if transported on a traditional Flatbed trailer. Transporting taller hauls on a Step-Deck truck prevents drivers from obtaining certain permits. Step-Deck trailers normally sit lower to the ground than a Flatbed trailer, so ideal items to haul would be equipment for agriculture or the military, various machinery, and tractors.
Our OTR (Over-The-Road) logistics services coordinates both expedited and LTL (Less-Than-Truckload or Partial) truck shipping across longer distances with benefits that include security, flexibility, and overall shipment safety. This type of trucking is perfect for accelerated shipments with a time-sensitive nature, cargo that may be of higher value or considered fragile.
Sometimes there is a need for more than trucking transportation. That’s why we provide additional logistic services such as rail transportation for various shipments and hauling needs. For example, Intermodal transit (the transport of one set of goods within a steel container between two or more modes of transportation) allows for free trade, lowered costs for consumers, and reduced environmental impacts. Other specified methods of rail transportation that we offer include Drayage, Door-to-Port, Door-to-Door, and Port-to-Door. We are currently coast-to-coast, but we plan on having sea transport services in 2023!
We also have transportation services that encompass a variety of other industries that have specific shipment needs. Our team of professionals have the experience necessary for a full suite of transport types, such as:
Specialty Cargo Transportation
When it comes to freight or commodities that need to be delivered quickly, look for our Expedited Transport service. No matter what you are shipping, we ensure your loads are handled in the most delicate manner and arrive at the specific, designated time, without the need to be reloaded.
This trailer type ensures a safe and reliable transportation from the pick-up site to the delivery location for shipments with chemicals, liquids, gases, beverages, and dry or bulk goods as these may be considered more time sensitive.
Qualified Hazmat drivers are specifically trained in the procedures necessary for safe motor vehicle operation of Hazmat materials. Our skilled Hazmat drivers and their specialized equipment allow for the safe, secure, and reliable transport of cargo tanks that may carry flammable material (gas or liquid), explosives, radioactive or corrosive material, compressed or poisonous gas, oxidizers, and more.
This method of transportation is ideally suited for a variety of large freight loads that typically consists of dry bulk commodities such as corn, barley, wheat, fertilizer, gravel, cement, sand, rice, sugar, and more as it can discharge cargo from the bottom or sides of the trailer.
While these trailers are not temperature controlled, they are suitable for transporting dry freight such as boxed items, dry retail goods, clothing, plastics, household supplies, palleted-materials, and other non-perishable items that aren’t considered time-sensitive.
Dumping Trucks (also known as Dump Trailers or Dump Lorry’s) are typically used for construction materials such as dirt, gravel, demolition waste, sand, and other debris. Their large tires and versatility are perfectly fit for difficult terrain in these construction-based environments.
At Lone Star Logistics, we take immense pride in providing a wide array of premium services, all designed to elevate your logistics experience. Our partnership with East End Transfer include top-notch Warehousing Services, Packaging Solutions, White Glove Packing, and Final Destination Delivery, ensuring your goods are in the safest hands throughout its journey.
White Glove Packaging
Final Destination Delivery
Warehousing Services: Where Safety Meets Efficiency
Our cutting-edge warehousing facilities are your ultimate solution for secure and efficient storage. Equipped with state-of-the-art security measures and climate control systems, our warehouses ensure your inventory is protected from start to finish. With meticulous inventory management and real-time tracking, you can have full confidence in the safety and accessibility of your products while focusing on growing your business.
Packaging Solutions: Customized for Your Precious Cargo
Every product is unique, and we understand the importance of tailored packaging. Our Packaging Solutions are crafted to suit the specific requirements of your goods, providing optimal protection during transportation. From fragile electronics to bulky machinery, our skilled team employs industry-leading practices to safeguard your items, ensuring they reach their destination in pristine condition.
White Glove Packing: Exceeding Expectations, Every Time
For your delicate and high-value items, our White Glove Packing service offers the utmost care and attention. Our trained professionals handle your sensitive goods with precision, employing specialized techniques to package and transport them securely. From fine art to cherished antiques, we go the extra mile to guarantee seamless and damage-free delivery.
Final Destination Delivery: Delivering Promises, On Time
Timely deliveries are at the core of our Final Destination Delivery service. We understand the significance of prompt and reliable transportation for your business and your customers. Utilizing our extensive network of trusted partners, we offer flexible delivery options, including expedited and scheduled services, tailored to your needs. You can trust us to keep your goods moving efficiently to their intended location.
How It Works
Quote Request Form
Fill out our Shipper Request Form to provide the details you need so a member of our team can prepare a customized quote for your specific transportation services.
Review Shipping Rates
We review your information and provide our most competitive rates available. Putting you first, our goal is to make sure you feel confident before proceeding with our Flatbed hauling and Step-Deck trucking services.
Timely Route Updates
Once your shipment starts its journey, our goal is to make sure it reaches its destination on time. By doing so, we provide timely updates based on what is received from continuously monitoring motor carrier tracking technology.
Communication is key. Before your freight completes its on-time delivery, we notify you via your preferred communication method so you’re ready for its arrival.
Get a Quote Today
As a family-owned and operated business, we are here to help you bring your vision to life. Need a quote? Please fill out our Quote Request Form to hear back from a member of our team. We appreciate your consideration as we assist you with your OTR and specialty transportation needs.
Custom Rates Just for You
Seen enough? Ready to fuel the gas tank and get the show on the road? Reach out to us today and speak with a member of our team to get started. First thing's first—fill out our Quote Request Form so we can prepare a customized quote that aligns with your Specialty cargo and transportation needs.
Have a question regarding our services and capabilities?
Contact Lone Star Logistics and a member of our support team will be happy to assist you. Our team is available day or night, rain, or shine, to ensure your questions are answered and your needs are met.