SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

Domestic Transportation

When speed is the most important factor in moving your products around the United States, airfreight is the best solution. Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) can enhance every element of your supply chain by transporting any size or weight shipment to any domestic zip code. ELFS offers a wide range of domestic services and flexible delivery options to meet any shipment specifications.

 

ELFS manages the whole process from start to finish. Whether using our Next Flight Out, Charter, or Economy – 3 to 5 Day Service, we ensure you achieve the speed you require, at a reasonable cost.

 

We work with a large group of leading carriers to hundreds of trade lanes and consolidate volumes together to leverage the most competitive prices, best space allocations, and regular flight schedules for your business.

 

Next Flight Out / Same Day

Priority - Next Business Day by Noon

Next Day Regular – next Business Day by 5:00 PM

2nd Day – 2nd Business Day by 5 PM

Economy – 3-5 Business Days by 5 PM

Point to Point

Blind Shipments

Time Specific Deliveries

Charters

 

Ground Services

 

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) offers a non-asset-based solution for ground freight shipping services in the US. We know where the capacity is and how to match it with your requirements, including specialized equipment, such as lift gate, air ride, flatbeds and vans.

 

ELFS comprehensive expedited, LTL and full truckload service meets your need for same day shipping services, as well as your next day, second day, and deferred delivery requirements. Unlike other national freight companies, no size or weight restrictions apply. All shipments are processed through our freight management system, which feeds our web-based shipment tracking tool. So, you get 24/7 access to critical shipment information right from your desktop.

 

LTL and Full truckload services

Flatbed and specialty equipment available

Oversize, overweight and permit loads available

International Transportation

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) is an industry leader in time sensitive freight. When your business requires immediate response and efficient service, ELFS is the right choice. Speed, reliability and cost-effectiveness are the cornerstones of a successful air cargo supplier. ELFS specialist air freight teams constantly monitor direct flights, consolidations and both door-to-door and express traffic. With an extensive warehouse network, we also offer temporary storage and just-in-time deliveries that will measurably reduce your inventory costs. Whether you are shipping domestically or across international borders, our experts will work closely with you to implement a solution that is tailor-made to suit your needs.

 

Next Flight Out

Int’l Express – 2-3 Business Days

Int’l Standard – 3-5 Business Days

Blind Shipments

Charters

Daily consolidation

IATA direct loading

Strategic gateways

Full and partial charters

On-board courier services

Customs brokerage

Import, export and trans-shipments

Handling of heavy and/or dangerous goods

Assembly and distribution

Packaging, crating, and short-term warehousing

Palletized cargo

Global preferred carriers

 

Ocean Services include:

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) ocean freight offers knowledgeable staff, and well-established relationships with the world's premier shipping lines. We offer port-to-port, door-to-door pick-ups and deliveries for FCL, LCL, groupage or breakbulk goods, plus Roll-On/Roll-Off services, and complete project logistics services.

 

No matter what you are shipping, our ocean freight specialists can offer you fast, safe and affordable sea freight solutions every time you ship.

 

NVOCC consolidation services with Pelorus Ocean Line

Full project co-ordination

Door-to-door service for LCL and FCL

Multi country/ buyer‘s consolidation

Pre-booking of shipments

Cartage and inland freight by truck or rail

Warehousing and storage

Export packaging and crating

On-pier cargo inspection

Full and partial charters

Customs brokerage

Complete documentation services

Consular work

Ground Services include:

LTL and Full truckload to Canada and Mexico

Transborder Shipping

 

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) executes and manages cross-border air and ground logistics programs, designed specifically to meet your business needs. Through our unique combination of experience, relationships, reach, and network; we can improve your supply chain's efficiency, reduce costs and improve service. With only one call, our Transportation Services Department will deliver shipments of any size to anywhere. Whether you require air, ground, rail or ocean, our friendly team of professionals will ensure that you receive the best service and value for your dollar.

 

Freight Services

TL

LTL

Customs Processing

Heavyweight Air

Hot Shots

Special Handling

Local & Hot Shot

Using a network of exclusively contracted agents, Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) provides a one-stop destination for nationwide cartage needs as well as providing centralized contacts for all billing, collection and operational needs. Utilizing a network of independently owned and dedicated service providers located at or near convenient airport locations.

 

All of our drivers are uniformed, hazmat certified, and carries a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Card). Most plants, refineries and ports located in the Gulf Coast region require this identification in order to pickup or deliver freight from/to their facilities. Our equipment is easily identifiable with the ELFS logo and regularly inspected to insure it meets or exceeds DOT standards. Our independent contractor and owner operator fleet assures the flexibility needed for handling any of your changing transportation needs.

 

Hotshot and Courier Deliveries available anywhere in the U.S.

Full Size Cargo Vans

Mini and Large Bobtails

Stakebeds

Full Truckload both Van, Flatbed and Specialty Equipment

Oversize, Overweight and Permit Loads

Bonded Carrier

Hourly Truck/Driver Rental

Dedicated Truck/Driver

Logistics & Warehousing

Manage your inventory as if it were in your own facility. Expedited Logistics and Freight Services, LLC (ELFS) is an ideal choice for manufacturers and retailers who are looking to maximize their space by storing materials off site. Parts and material suppliers with JIT and stocking programs utilize our services to allow inventory to be held without taking up important production space. We can store and stage product for replenishment at our facility, often freeing up your own warehouse space or limited store rooms.

Distribution and transportation to your customers via ELFS trucks, trailers and bobtails puts you in the driver’s seat. Just-in-time shipments, job-site deliveries, and strict delivery parameters put you ahead of your competition. Your designated common carrier, UPS and FedEx pickup at ELFS.

 

Repackaging, palletizing, shrink wrapping, labeling, bar coding, sample preparation

Web accessible proprietary inventory control system. Login to your inventory.

Cargo and Warehouseman’s Liability – insured up to $2,000,000

Dun & Bradstreet Rated

Customs Bonded Carrier CHL 277

Security fenced and lighted – 24 hour monitored fire and burglar protection

Sprinkler system – updated fire protection and scheduled inspections

Highest DOT rating

Detailed background checks for all employees

Scheduled physicals and random drug testing for all employees involved in warehousing and transportation

Scheduled preventive maintenance for all vehicles and fork lifts

Safety and security training as required by the US Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security

Crating

Crating

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services LLC (ELFS) packing services provides packing solutions for clients in compliance with International Plant Protection Convention Standards. (IPPC). We are a certified ISPM packer with experience in oversized, out of gauge, onsite, vacume packing, waterproofing, and specialty commodity packing. Our list of clients ship various products that range from Electronics to Oilfield parts.

 

Our staff of quality, TSA certified and Background checked packers are experienced in all modes of packing from Container Stuffing to Heavy Lift Oilfield Skids. We custom design crates and packing for a wide variety of industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, computers, machinery, and automotive. Our Packers and Carpenters have many years of experience in protecting clients products to endure some of the harshest environments in the supply chain.

ELFS continues to train all new employees with the same methodology that has provided a quality product for many years. We have fully trained staff, certified forklift operators and employees with the new TWIC cards necessary to survey customer material and complete their packing needs at port facilities. We provide total assistance for all your crating and packing needs, in-house or on-site. And we have a fleet of trucks to assure on-time delivery.

 

Domestic Crating

On-Site Crating

Vapor Barrier

Corrugated Containers; E, E-H, E-Q Packaging

Distribution & Consolidation

Machinery Moving

Container Blocking & Bracing

Shock-Mounting and Cushioning

Hazardous Material Preparation

VCI Corrosion Protection

Military Spec. Packing

Trade Show Crating

Same Day Service

Custom Brokerage

Expedited Logistics and Freight Services LLC (ELFS), a Houston Licensed Customs Broker and Houston Freight Forwarding company, invites you to discover our commitment in providing effective freight forwarding solutions from Houston and other destinations, to your global transportation requirements. We are a full service Houston freight forwarder, licensed customs broker, and logistics provider offering quality services at competitive prices. We will assess your complete freight forwarding and distribution needs and tailor a service to meet your requirements.

 

Regardless of the mode of transportation, import clearance can be a stressful, complicated process. Our highly motivated, professional staff will gladly take on the burden of navigating that process for you. Supported by software and systems designed by us, for you, as well as compliance driven processes, we can take the stress out of the process for you. We will do our best to do it better than anyone else. We have volumes of experience with customhouse brokerage so we understand what you need and the importance of being Customs compliant the first time around. We will do our utmost to accomplish this task with minimal impact to you.

 

As an ABI broker, our Customs' Automated Broker Interface allows us to obtain clearance before your cargo is discharged. How? By presenting entry documents electronically, 24/7, to Customs prior to the arrival of the cargo. ABI broker status also grants us participation in EIP, (Electronic Invoice Program), enabling us to clear cargo at any qualified US Port of Entry via Remote Location Filing (RLF). The benefit for you is one point of contact instead of dealing with different contacts in every port, regardless of where your cargo may be entering the USA. As a participant in Custom's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), we can offer clients with their own Automated Clearinghouse account with US Customs the opportunity to participate in the Periodic Monthly Statements (PMS) program. These vital tools are just one part in our process of delivering unsurpassed service.

Every client is unique, so we give our staff the ability to build and practice processes tailored to meet each customers' needs. These processes are event-focused to allow for the detailed reporting that helps us evaluate the import process throughout its entirety. To provide you with piece of mind, you can easily follow the details using our web based tracking system. These processes are a mechanism, driven by a dedicated team of people.

 

As a participant in C-TPAT (Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), we recognize the importance of security throughout the import supply chain. Because of terror threats, Customs regulations are constantly changing. Our internal audit system ensures our staff is up-to-date on the most current regulations so you can be advised of new requirements. Along with U.S. Customs, we stay well informed as to the regulations of other government agencies.

 

ABI (automated broker interface)

ACH (automated clearing house)

Accurate Tariff Classification

Bond QP Processing / Cancellation

Trade Services Consultation

Global Pre-Clearance (when applicable)

Electronic Filing and Duty Payment

Single Entry & Continuous Customs Bonds

NAFTA Expertise

Outport Clearance

ISF (10+2) Importer Security Filing

Vendor MGMT Solutions

Do you or your clients have a need for onsite inventory management? ELFS, LLC has a proven track record of implementing comprehensive state-of-the-art VMI Solutions designed to strengthen client/vendor relationships. By partnering with ELFS, we will help increase your speed to revenue for new solutions, decrease your costs for existing solutions, and provide the flexibility you need in an ever-evolving marketplace. We provide transparent inventory visibility and the tools needed for tracking PO#s and line item sales in an onsite inventory environment. Each VMI Solution is specifically tailored to meet each clients' individual needs, and coordinated through ELFS dedicated VMI Operations team and trained onsite specialists.

 

ONSITE SOLUTION:

The ELFS business model allows us to provide our partners with the flexibility they need to reduce overhead and always feel confident their needs and the needs of their clients are being met.

 

• Services are completely customizable to meet clients' needs, but at a minimum will include:

o Routine vendor dock-sweeps, consolidation, verification, and inventory delivery to end-users.

o Dedicated VMI Specialist along with a minimum of two trained backup specialists who are prepared to fill-in as needed to be onsite full-time, part-time, or provide scheduled service.

         • VMI Specialist will be introduced onsite as an extension of client's organization (optional uniform with company logo), and will act as liaison between end users and vendors.

         • VMI Specialists' duties will include:

         • Inventory delivery

         • Cleaning and organizing inventory location(s)

         • Stocking and scanning inventory onsite

         • Relaying spot orders and pertinent information to specified contacts.

         • Any other special instructions that are required and agreed upon

 

SOFTWARE SOLUTION:

ELFS innovative software solution utilizes an Android phone app that is completely customizable to meet your specific needs, and because we have already developed the software, there is no large initial investment required from our partners. Integrated software, web Tracking and reporting features include:

 

         • Transparent view of all onsite inventory

         • Dual part numbers and descriptions for vendors and end users

         • Selective user logins with or without permissions to edit predetermined max/mins, remove, or add new inventory items.

         • Unlimited inventory locations

         • Lifespan and specified date range reports can be run by end user, location, vendor, or stock item that include:

                 o Item part number(s), description, location, current max/min

                 o Quantity on Hand

                 o Quantity Needed

                 o Usage

                 o Turns

                 o Action Recommendations based on data collected and sales trends established

                 o Stock outs

                 o Lead Times

                 o VMI Specialist notes

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION OR QUOTE, PLEASE EMAIL: VMl@HFSFREIGHT.COM

Hazardous Materials

ELFS, LLC is licensed in the warehousing and distribution of hazardous material. Following all legislative guidelines and restrictions, ELFS, LLC uses direct delivery and integrated transport facilities to ship dangerous goods including chemical and classified products.

 

Warehouses and distributes dangerous goods

Inventories and manages hazmat warehouses

Customizes distribution projects

 

Hazardous Material Services include:

 

Warehousing Dangerous Goods. ELFS LLC helps you maximize your warehouse and inventory process, which translates to higher customer service and satisfaction. Our time-tested, strategically sourced inventory and warehouse management process allows you to focus on your core business, reducing unnecessary overhead.

 

Distributing Hazardous Material. ELFS, LLC accepts hazardous material for domestic and international distribution, ensuring the customer's material is first packaged in compliance with IATA/ICAO regulations. By strict adherence to local, federal and international regulations, ELFS, LLC safeguards your product, your liability and the environment.

 

Distribution Projects. ELFS, LLC offers hazardous material warehousing and distribution consultation to your organization, enabling it to develop world-class, environmentally-safe movement of dangerous goods around the globe, to and from your warehouses.

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Corporate Office (IAH)
4740 Consulate Plaza Dr.
Houston,TX 77032
Ph: 281.442.3323
Fax: 281.442.3135
Station MGR: Tim Carter
tcarter@elfsfreight.com
 
Beaumont, Texas (BPT)
2430 West Cardinal Dr. Suite B
Beaumont, TX 77705
Ph: 409.842.0333
Fax: 409.842.0343
Station MGR: Barbara Allen
ballen@elfsfreight.com
 
Alvin, Texas (ALV)
10419 FM 1462
Alvin, TX 77511
Ph: 281.331.3335
Fax: 281.331.0012
Station MGR: Jenn McCalla
jmccalla@elfsfreight.com
 
Dallas, Texas (DFW)
801 Hanover Dr. Ste 550
Grapevine, TX 76051
Ph: 817.416.8652
Fax: 817.416.0215
Station MGR: Billy Raley
braley@elfsfreight.com
ELFS LOCATIONS
McAllen, Texas (MFE)
9600 International Blvd, Suite C
Pharr, TX 78577
Ph: 956.283.8700
Fax: 956.283.8715
Station MGR: AJ Hauman
ahauman@elfsfreight.com
 
Midland/Odessa, Texas (MAF)
12700 W CR 91
Midland, TX 79707
Ph: 432.687.1039
Fax: 432.687.1071
Station MGR: Chris Regan
cregan@elfsfreight.com
 
North American Driveaway Dispatch Center
Terminal ID: (SAV)
24 HR PH: 888.428.6359
Email: dispatch@ELFSNAM.com
8511 Interstate 10 East
Converse, TX 78109
Terminal MGR: Brian Savage
 
San Antonio, Texas (SAT)
8511 Interstate 10 East
Converse, TX 78109
Ph: 210.829.8626
Fax: 210.829.8613
Station MGR: Jason Wilson
jwilson@elfsfreight.com
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (BTR)
14141 Airline Hwy., Bldg. 2 Ste. D
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: 225.448.2449
Fax: 225.456.5371
 
Houma, Louisiana (HUM)
2601 Petroleum Dr.
Houma, LA 70363
Ph: 985 876 3985
Fax: 985 873 9056
Station MGR: Rodney Wright
rwright@elfsfreight.com
 
Lafayette, Louisiana (LAF)
4747 Cameron St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Ph: 337.235.9888
Fax: 337.235.9808
Station MGR: Bobby Dunn
bdunn@elfsfreight.com
 
Lafayette, Louisiana (LTF)
205 Park W Dr
Scott, LA 70583
Ph: 337.837.8662
BRK: 337.837.8725
Fax: 337.837.8726
Station MGR: Alan Deviller
adeviller@elfsfreight.com
Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH)
1665 Swisco Rd.
Sulphur, LA 70665
Ph: 337.533.8882
Fax: 337.533.8886
Station MGR: Raymond Felice
rfelice@elfsfreight.com
 
Shreveport, Louisiana (SHV)
1500 N. Market St. Ste. A-110
Shreveport, LA 71107
Ph: 318.828.1991
Station MGR: Mike Cooper
mcooper@elfsfreight.com
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OKC)
3101 South Council Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Ph: 405.439.3162
Operations MGR: Cliff Bryant
cbryant@elfsfreight.com
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)
21703 E. Admiral Plaza
Catoosa, OK. 74015
Ph: 918.266.9863
Fax: 918.266.9934
Station MGR: Dean Bayouth
dbayouth@elfsfreight.com
Athens, Pennsylvania (ELM)
1040 Route 199
Athens PA 18810
Ph: 607.857.3297
Station Manager: Megan Carling
mcarling@elfsfreight.com
 
Casper, Wyoming (CPR)
800 Werner Ct., Ste. 205B
Casper, WY 82602
Ph: 307.265.1011
Fax: 307.265.1161
Operations MGR: Melissa Martinez
mmartinez@elfsfreight.com
 
Denver, Colorado (DEN)
4970 Monaco St., Ste. E
Commerce City, CO 80022
Ph: 303.296.5562
Fax: 303.296.5568
Operations MGR: Melissa Martinez
mmartinez@elfsfreight.com
 
Williston, North Dakota (ISN)
409 48th Ave West
Williston, ND 58801
Ph: 701.572.0228
Fax: 701.572.0229
Operations MGR: Melissa Martinez
mmartinez@elfsfreight.com