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New Ecommerce Fulfillment Facility opening in Sugar Land Industrial Park (Right outside Houston, TX)

Shipping and Handling, founded out of Jacksonville, Florida, has expanded to a state-of-the art 63,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Sugar Land Industrial Park. The building is fully racked, highly-secured, and specifically equipped to support small and large package fulfillment, quickly and efficiently.

Conveniently accessible to Highway 59, Highway 90A, and The Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) this facility accommodates domestic and international E-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery for the Greater Houston area.

Shipping and Handling is one of Jacksonville’s fastest growing companies. As a premiere fulfillment center, S&H serves customers such as Industry West, Wayfair, the PGA Tour, and Kelly Moore.

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Getting freight moving around Houston again

Our fleet is ready to expedite your freight around Houston, the state of Texas, or anywhere in the country, including Florida.

As Houston continues to recover from recent flooding and roads are beginning to return to normal, we want to remind you we are here to move anything around the city or around the country, as quickly as you need.

Our fleet of box trucks, small and large flatbeds, cars, vans, and pickups was not affected by the flooding, and we are getting freight moved quickly for our customers.

Call or email us for more information
713.779.7363
info@riveroakscouriers.com

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Upcoming Electronic Log Mandate

We are approaching the year 2020. If the Jetsons were to be believed, we should have flying cars by now. But though we may be short of the Jetsons, Silicon Valley’s modern technology is still making its impact in the freight industry in a variety of ways.

Some of the bright lights of modern technology include advances in safety such as automatic braking and systems that analyze and diagnose truck behavior; improved connectivity by providing information from and to the truck; and improved economics through operator increased fuel economy. The potential of autonomous driving and new propulsion technologies are even now being tested.

One of the biggest impacts scheduled to impact freight movement this year is the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices.

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Delivery Definitions

Like any industry, the logistics industry is full of its own terminology. To help you navigate, here is guidance on how certain terms will affect your pickup and delivery times.

Small Package Delivery

Local Courier / Messenger Services

  • Stat – dispatched to the closest driver and delivered non-stop to the destination
  • Hot Shot – picked up and delivered within 1.5 hours of your call
  • Direct – picked up and delivered within 2.5 hours of your call
  • Regular – picked up and delivered within 4 hours of your call
  • Same Day – ready at 8:30 a.m., and delivered by 5 p.m. the same day
  • Out of Town – dedicated delivery to any destination in Texas or the United States

 

Heavy Freight and Delivery

  • Flatbed Trailers – trailers up to 40 ft. long for use in or out of the Houston area
  • Box Trucks – 16 to 24 ft. with lift gates, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Cargo Vans – Cargo vans for use in or out of the Houston area
  • 18-Wheelers – Either less-than or a full truck load (LTL or FTL)
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