Why Choose Us?
Experience and Reputation
Founded in 1990, Craters & Freighters created an industry by establishing a nationwide network of packaging, crating, and shipping centers that specialize in items that are too large, valuable, and/or fragile to be handled by traditional shipping companies. 20 years later, the company still dominates the specialty freight industry.
Craters & Freighters has developed proprietary methods of handling, wrapping, cushioning, and packaging large, valuable, and fragile items. We understand that these items require proper cushioning systems, stabilization, and professionally built containers in order to be shipped safely and securely.
Most "crating and shipping companies" are actually brokers who outsource the most critical task - the packaging of your items for safe transport - to so-called "agents" or "affiliates." Craters & Freighters physically performs - and insures - its own packaging from 67 locations nationwide, relying upon 20 years of proven packaging methods. When you choose Craters & Freighters, you know exactly who will be handling your items, and you can rest assured that they are up to the task.
No move is too large or too small for Craters & Freighters. We have served clients moving everything from a single painting to entire data centers.
We understand that different customers have different needs. Our customer service team will work with you to create a solution that meets your individual needs - from expedited service or after hours pickup and delivery to extended services such as storage and uncrating. Tell us your need, and we will make it happen.
For 25 years Craters & Freighters has been meeting America’s custom shipping needs with consistent, high quality professional packaging and worldwide transportation services. We are looked to by both consumers and businesses to protect their assets with our unique range of services.
Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990. The company serves residential and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery. With expertise that delivers, the company dominates the specialty freight industry.
We are committed to universal consistency, tracking & communications, and the continuous improvement of the packaging and logistics processes for our clients. We assess your current packaging, claims and transportation costs. We then offer recommendations for improved packaging and cushioning in order to reduce your claims, and also provide advice on how to reduce transportation costs associated with weight and dimensional weight.
Products are subject to many hazards during transportation. The major cause of damage is shock and vibration, followed by rough handling, compression, puncture and abrasion. Your valuable products will be handled many times by hand and/or mechanical means between the time they leave your door and arrive at their destination. And they will travel with a myriad of other products (FAK) when transported by LTL, LCL or Air Freight. If you want to be sure yours are packed and crated to withstand the rigors of transportation, Craters & Freighters provides the expertise that delivers.