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5 Things You Should Know About Shipping Dangerous Goods

There are a number of different things that fall into the “dangerous” goods category. Some of the most common are flammable or explosive (liquids, fireworks, gun powder), hazardous (chemicals, fertilizer) and poisonous (again, chemicals, various liquids, and types of fertilizer.) As you can see,...

Security Seals and Shipping Security

Security seals are one of the best ways to ensure that your items get from point A to point B safely and securely. Look at it this way: a sealed box can always be opened and resealed to look like it had never been opened at all. However, if your package, shipping container or specialty crate has...

3 Ways To Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

Almost everyone has opened up a shipped box and found an array of packing materials. Depending on the contents and the company that shipped them, things like foam peanuts, balls of packing paper, and plastic bubble wrap are what kept the contents from moving around and becoming damaged in...

Moving Classic Cars

Moving Classic Cars

Moving a classic car is always tricky. There’s the rarity factor: if something happens to the car in transit, it’s devastating, since there aren’t too many of them still out there. There’s also the “bulkiness” factor to consider as well, since you cannot just plop a car into a box like it is a...

Wood vs Plastic Crates

Wood vs Plastic Crates

When it comes time to decide on which type of crate to use to ship something, some people automatically reach for wooden crates, while others go for plastic ones. The wood versus plastic debate has been going on for a while, and there is seemingly no end in sight, as both types have their pros...

What to Look For In A Crating Company

Choosing a crating company is important. You don’t want to place your expensive, fragile items in the hands of just any company. Instead, you need to find one who has the experience to get your goods shipped from place to place as quickly and securely as possible, otherwise, they might arrive...

Wooden Saddles for Oilfield Equipment

Wooden saddles look an awful lot like skids, but are, obviously, not. A skid is designed to be picked up and handled by a forklift, and to keep items from touching the dirty bottom of truck trailers or messy warehouse floors. They consist of a top, where the items sit, and several low legs that...

Advantages of Reusable Crates

When most people plan to ship items, the first thing that they do is find a cardboard box that it will fit into. They then pack the item, sometimes wrapping it in newspaper, cotton or bubble wrap, before sealing the box and going straight to the post office or shipping company. This method works...

Why Hire A Crating Company For My Shipments?

The two main reasons for hiring a crating company to handle your shipments both start with an S. They are Security and Safety. A crated item is securely aligned within its crate and will therefore not be subject to damage during the shipping process. Using this method is safer and meaning that...

3 Advantages of Hood Crating

Hood crating is when the crate is literally built around the item being shipped. It is called “hood crating” because there is no bottom to the crate – the wooden deck that forms the bottom of the crate does not exist. Instead, the item, usually engine or some other heavy piece of equipment is...



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