The freight business is generally pretty straight forward. The majority of items can be sent using standard LTL or FTL services that are offered by many carriers. But what happens when your item is exceptionally large or heavy? Or what if you're transporting items that require special handling procedures that aren’t offered by most transportation companies? In these cases, you’ll need to hire specialized freight carriers. Specialized freight solutions are used when an item isn't able to be transported with standard options. Often this includes large equipment, machinery, and vehicles, but it can also include things like dangerous goods and emergency shipments. Standard carriers usually don’t deal with items that require special care and instructions. So, if your shipment has any unique requirements, you’ll have to hire a specialized freight carrier.
The most common instance is when you’re sending anything extremely large or heavy. These types of items require specialized equipment to be transported. Additional planning and research will also have to be done, as many roads and bridges have height and weight restrictions that need to be adhered to. Any type of goods that might be dangerous to those handling them will also require specialized shipping. If you’re shipping hazardous chemicals and materials then extra safety precautions will need to be taken and specialized handling procedures will have to be followed.
GTS Carrier offers specialized services across the 48 contigueous United States. We are capable of providing asset, dedicated broker, and traditional brokerage options. Specialized services include, but are not limited to, RGN, Liquid Bulk, Tanker, Multi-Car, etc.