Using an individual as a carrier versus a company?


One of the situations we hear from people who do not ship with River Oaks Couriers/Preferred Logistics is “We have an individual with a truck who gives us a low rate”. This may seem like a great deal until you consider the costs of every freight move. Is my product and the carrier insured? Most …

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Case Study: National Food Processor and Distributor

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Over the course of 2020, a national food processer and distributor had to adjust their typical operations due to fluctuations in demand as a result of the global pandemic and hurricanes that impacted the gulf coast. River Oaks Couriers was able to assist with emergency route deliveries and fill in the gaps in their supply chain.

Online Ordering FAQs

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We’ve compiled the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked about our online ordering system.

Have you considered downsizing your fleet?

Research shows that it costs $5,000-$8,000 to keep up with ongoing maintenance on a delivery vehicle every year. The aggregate cost of maintaining a truck as it sits on your lot while addressing any insurance, DOT, and other regulatory costs is expensive.

Rethinking Express Freight vs Ground


Many of our customers use ROC for their most time sensitive deliveries, and historically have sent their freight that is not expedited using UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. We have often said, we are the “today” people and the ground options are the “tomorrow” people. Times change, however, especially when you are dealing with the giants like UPS and FedEx.

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.

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 …

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Upcoming Electronic Log Mandate


One of the biggest impacts scheduled to impact freight movement this year is the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices. The deadline for implementation is December 17, 2017. We at ROC are watching these changes closely and preparing for the implementation.

Delivery Definitions

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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.