DSD Trucking requires a specific set of industry-related certifications in order to effectively handle our customer’s worldwide freight and transportation needs. Creating an unbroken allegiance of trust, honesty and integrity in our ability to effectively provide flexible yet cost competitive rates, coupled with exemplary levels of customer service, is what sets DSD apart.
After operating as a sole proprietorship since 1970, DSD Trucking was formally incorporated in California on March 3, 1986. The initial business model focused on providing trucking services to the burgeoning garment and fashion district in downtown Los Angeles. Since most of the garments and apparel came into the Los Angeles market by air, and DSD frequented the LAX airport to recover some of these shipments, it became apparent to redefine our business model to include general airfreight as a significant revenue generator for our company. Therefore, on November 19, 1996, a separate company, DSD Container Freight Station, was incorporated to focus on the growing airfreight business from expanding global trade between the United States and the Far East.
With the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles handling 80% of all ocean freight containers into the United States, DSD decided to add a unit focusing on drying ocean containers and distributing merchandise recovered from the container units to its business model. DSD has organized DSD Logistics to exploit and develop new business revenue streams within this transportation category in response to these opportunities. All operations are based in Redondo Beach, California, in a nearly 67,500 square feet facility. To date, DSD will continue to expand and provide solutions for customers. As of March 2018, DSD introduced its E-Commerce division to grow as a company with the ability to assist customers involved with coordinating commercial transactions conducted electronically through the Internet.
To create an enduring, people-centered partnership, founded on basis of trust and respect, which has been earned through cultivating a consistent delivery of superior services, to a worldwide base of customers, creating global reach with a local touch.
Certification is a review process designed to ensure that a small business is actually owned, controlled, and operated by the applicants. Most certifications are granted for minority or women-owned businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and underutilized businesses. Certification agencies implement the processes for government and private sector entities and ensure that only firms that meet the eligibility criteria of the individual programs are properly certified.
Since DSD’s formal incorporation in March of 1986, it started out as a minority-based organization, and has operated as a Minority Owned Business. It has maintained its membership in the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, and is a fully certified, bona fide, Minority Business Enterprise. While DSD is proud to continue its position as a Hispanic, Minority Based Organization, it has also take great pride in continuing to provide equal opportunities for its multi-cultural and diverse workforce. DSD remains committed in focusing on creating opportunities for personal growth and development for its entire workforce, with its primary focus on being a meritocracy-based organization.
With DSD’s continued expansion, we will continue to provide a safe and conducive work environment, which promotes continued opportunity for personal growth development and upward-mobility opportunities as they become available.
In keeping with our ongoing commitment to the industry and in keeping up with the requirements associated with the Global Logistics Industry, we have recently added a CAL OSHA Certified Trainer to our staff, Luis Rodriguez, our Human Resource and Compliance Manager. DSD has, and will continue to, make safety its first priority. DSD continues to strive to create a safe and conducive atmosphere for all our employees, while remaining cognizant of what it takes to remain in compliance in this highly-regulated industry of global logistics.
DSD Companies remains fully committed to focusing on a consistent approach to working progressively to make a social and environmental impact while focusing on becoming a progressively sustainable company. Through DSD's constant focus on corporate responsibility, we remain focused on maintaining a socially responsive effort in reducing our overall need to consume products that require using our world's natural resources.
DSD continues to work simultaneously to improve the environmental, social, and economic aspects of the world in which we live and work while supporting new and innovative ways to perpetuate environmentally conscious behavior as we continue to move towards the future evolution of continued sustainability.